June 13, 2012

My Favorite Things Stamps...WSC # 76...Vanity License Plates - Hwy of Heroes.


Hello stampin' friends! Glad you could visit today! Well, we're set to get sketchy with MFTWSC this week! I hope you can join the challenge! Just make a card or creation with the sketch and upload it to the SCS using the proper keyword, MFTWSC76 by Tuesday, June 19th at noon EST, for your chance at our weekly prize! The lucky winner will receive a $15 gift voucher and if the winner uses MFT stamps, they will receive $5 in bonus bucks, for a total of $20!!!  

For my card I've used the fabulous new Vanity License Plates Stamps and Die-namics set that was just release last week. The possibilities are endless and I always love the great Stamp and Die-namics sets as that make great looking and quick cards. 

I was inspired to make this card one Saturday a couple of weeks ago when I was driving down the 401 and saw people, firefighters, police etc. standing on the bridge overpasses along the route called the Hwy of Heroes. It is this stretch along the 401, from CFB Trenton (my home town) to Toronto, that sadly is very often taken when we have funeral convoys for repatriated fallen soldiers. On this day though the bridges were lined with folks watching the Heroes Hwy Motorcycle Ride, a fundraiser for charities supporting wounded veterans and their families. 

I used Authentique 6X6 papers called Glory and cut a license plate from a more solid piece of pattern paper from the pad, then using the letter stamps from the Vanity Plate Stamps and Die-namics set, I created this vanity plate, HWY HRO. I took a fab tip from Michele that she showed HERE on her blog and inked up just a portion of a stamp from the Textile Greetings Set to add "Thank You" to the bottom of the plate. I also added some antique brass brads and pop-dotted it up on the panel. To separate the letters I stamped a little star from the Just the Ticket Stamp and Die-namics set.

I thought the Hibiscus Die-namics would make a beautiful poppy and so I cut 2 flowers from Wild Cherry My Favorite Felt and cut the centre of the Hibiscus from Black My Favorite Felt. I stamped a sentiment from the new WTG Godspeed stamp set on a Fishtail Flags Die-namics. I folded it over and added some Charcoal Black and Maraschino Red Twinery Twine and tied a bow.

 Here is the inside...I added another Vanity Plate and stamped out the word RIDE, added another poppy and another sentiment with is a combination of 2 sentiment stamps from the ALM An Apple for Teacher stamp set.

Well, thanks for stopping by and having a wee peek at my card with the great sketch that we have this week for the MFTWSC76! Stop by Kim's Blog to see all the other gorgeous creations my the other MFT Designers.

Happy Stampin'!



Kara Lynne said...

I'm amazed by the detail and thoughtfulness of this card! A very special card creation!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Tara.

Hugs Riet.xx

scrappingnana said...

This is so pretty. I love the license plate die and stamp sets.

Karen Giron said...

I love this card - the detail is amazing with all the little extras. Perfect!

Megan said...

This is STUNNING!!

wendy said...

love this! what a winner and love your inspiration story for your idea

Tonya said...

This is so stunning. I Love all the details. Just perfect!

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Tara this is stunning! I love the colours and the beautiful layering. Are there pop dots that are thicker or do you just layer them? I have some at home but they are never give as much depth as yours do :) xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So adorable, love the great card design

Karen said...

Gorgeous card! I love the message and your write-up. I live in Ontario too, and echo your sentiments about that highway and the heroes for which it is named.

I've seen this set at my LSS and was really drawn to it. Your post has eroded any further ability to say no to temptation! Thanks for the inspiration.


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