So Excited!

~Bon Voyage - Precious Remembrance and Maja Design~



Today's projects are very special to my heart. I have a soft spot for products that are crafted by small companies, especially because I understand the time, effort and love that is poured into every design.

One of these companies, is of course, Maja Design. The other, is a stamp company that I recently discovered and have loved ever since spotting the artwork of Andrea Budjack. And what's not to love? Lovely sentiments in my most favorite fonts...

It's not a surprise that I jumped at the chance when some happy news arrived in my inbox :) 

Dyane, the owner of Precious Remembrance contacted me recently to see if I would be interested in doing a guest design feature. It has been such a long time since I have done a GD spot, but it was an instant yes and I have been waiting suuuuper patiently to announce the exciting news. 

I am terribly excited share my creations with you for the next few weeks over at the PR blog, and I am here today to share my very first project with the brand new stamp set, Journey

 I have two very fun projects to share today that feature these beautiful stamps and my very fave, Maja Design papers.


I started with a base of Maja Design paper (Vintage Spring Basics - 10th of March), followed by a soft yellow paper (Vintage Spring Basics - 3rd of March), both cut out by hand, using a traced shape from some of my favorite templates. 

Over the two top layers, I added letter stickers (which have been sitting in a drawer in my room for so long that I no longer even remember what company they are from!), as well as bits of trim, a paper banner, a really big, vintage blue button and a tiny little scalloped circle, which is stamped with one of the sentiments in the stamp set. I slightly curled the "smile" stamp to follow the curve of the little doily circle.  


For the focal point of the card, I stamped the "see you soon" bit using PTI's Winter Wisteria ink, along with another curved sentiment using PTI's Ripe Avocado ink. I cut and layered the two pieces together, and adhered them onto a scalloped circle die-cut, and assembled a collection of pretty little buttons around the pieces. 


Before adding the focal piece to the card, I adhered several more layers of paper, including a darker purple paper from Maja Design (Vintage Spring Basics collection - 10th of April), as well as two layers of the ever so pretty lace borders cut using PTI's Filigree Border


For the next project, I used a WPlus9 die to create the little envelope, and stamped the little arrow border in a diagonal stripes, in various colors to create the pattern. I stamped one line with a juicy stamp, and the next line using the stamp-off method. This creates some lines that are more vivid, while others are slightly faded. I kind of like the look, although I believe I need to work on it a bit more to perfect it just a tad :)


I stamped the top of the seed packet with the sentiment, by it twice to create a bit of a distressed look. I rather like the more rugged look, perfect for a travel-ish touch.
I haven't put much thought into the purpose of this little packet, but I do think it would be a perfect accompaniment to the card, and could hold a travel gift voucher, maybe some pretty luggage tags, or other travel gear? 


To decorate the side of the envelope, I used an Aqua Mist felt tag, stitched with embossing floss, and embellished with a scrunched ribbon, and an Ocean Tides button.

A teeny heart and liquid pearls finish off this little pocket.

I am so excited to have shared my first project with you using Precious Remembrance stamps and of course the very beautiful Maja Design paper.

To anyone enjoying their summer with some travels, I wish you 'Bon Voyage' and many exciting adventures.

xo,

*Ivana*

p.s. Stay tuned for my update post of what we did this past weekend AND for the announcement of the lucky-guess-ish winner!

CONVERSATION

10 lovely comments:

Karen Otterbacher said...

Ivana, your work is incredible, OMW! I feel like a broken record ;j
but I can't help it- Such art!
The detail on your card is stunning; look at all the layers of
beautiful soft colors~
I love the seed pkt. and the stamping off effect!
Thanks for all you share~
Karen

Irina Gerschuk said...

Just gorgeous!!!

Jill Norwood said...

Ivana your projects are gorgeous! Love the stamping on the little seed packet! And all the pretty details! Beautiful inspiration my friend!

Elena Olinevich said...

adorable cards and I like what you have said there

Laura Turcotte said...

That is one beautiful card!!!!
I'm all for supporting the smaller companies, and that stamp set looks pretty darn awesome! Going to check them out!

Evgenia Petzer said...

as always amazing!

Magda said...

Great creations Ivana!
Always very subtile colors , beautiful buttons and gorgeous lay-outs ! A different way of making cards then most of the people. I do understand why Maja design team asked you to join them.
Lovely regards
Magda


-Aneta- said...

Ivana..so beautiful shades of mint and lillac :) Breathtaking creations! Congrats on your Guest Designer and another stunning creations :) xoxo Aneta

Lisa said...

Such beautiful work!! So happy to have you on the team with us!!

Karey said...

I also loved Andrea's work and am sorry to see she has closed to her blog to the public. Your style reminds a lot of hers. You make beautiful things. I found you from the blog you were a guest designer on. I was a 1st time visitor there and am a 1st time visitor here. Great creations!

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