Recently my son and dear DIL moved from Pensacola, FL to Boston. MA. The moving truck arrived yesterday and I imagine they are trying to settle into their new home and acclimate their two cats to their very different surroundings. I wanted to send them a card to welcome them to not just their new home but the next chapter in their lives. I'm sure living in Boston will be much different than Pensacola. Especially when moving in the middle of January. So here's what I came up with.
Here's how I made the card. For the background I used the Neat & Tangled Star Stenci
l and tried to use the ombre affect by using Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio distress ink. I colored the image from Tickell Expressions
with Copics and Spectrum Noir pens. The sentiment is from Bits of Paper blog
. All of Jamie's word art is free and you can find it here
. I die cut it from a Quikcutz tag die.The card base is dark blue card stock and I used the same card stock to back the elements on the front of the card. For the sentiment I used the hearts from the Simon Says Stamp
set called I Only Have Eyes for You (retired). It's difficult to see but their is a stitched heart outline over the word heart. I used a ribbon and knot for some embellishment. Since one of my resolutions this year is t finish the inside of cards when I make them, here is the inside of this card also.
My title for my post makes more sense when you see the inside of the card. The sentiment is computer-generated. I added the sign post from Gina K
Happy Camper (retired) colored with Bic and Spectrum Noir pens. I added an arrow die cut from a Momenta Arrow die and a heart from Spellbinder's Classic Hearts dies. This is a new beginning, a new road ahead, for them. I wanted to wish them safe travels as they navigate their new life in a new city. There is one very good thing for them. My other son lives in Boston so he will be able to help get them acquainted with everything. And the plus for us is that we only have to go one place to see both our boys now. (But no more trips to Florida, bummer! Well at least not to see Steve and Anne.)
I am entering these challenges:
Since the doctor told me to take it easy today I got to play. It's back to routine tomorrow. I miss the twins as I haven;t seen them for a couple days. We'll be back together again tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by.