Enjoy the Journey! Die Cut Card

I love stretching my supplies and using them for purposes other than the original one.  This die called Honeymoon Car is actually for a wedding card and comes with several other elements such as balloons, cans with ties and even silhouettes of the driver and companion!  However I wanted this card to be for an upcoming trip or a card to send to a friend as a memento of a shared trip.
The card is A2 in size.  My first step was to create the car.  I think the hardest part of this card was deciding what color to make the car! I cut all the car pieces from various colors of cardstock, then I used a pink marker to color in the heart on the license plate.
After assembling the car I decided it needed a windshield since I was not using the honeymooners inside.  To do this, I cut a piece of acetate roughly the size I needed, placed it over the back of the car, then drew a cut line with a sharpie.
I adhered it to the car by using snail adhesive on the back of  the car and laying the acetate on that.
I cut a rectangle from black cardstock using the second largest rectangle from the Nested Wacky Stitched Rectangle set.  To get the map the perfect size for centering, I drew a line using the inside of the rectangle as my template.  And by using the rectangle as a frame, I was able to pick just what I wanted showing on the map.  Wouldn't it be great to choose a map of the destination for someone going on a trip?  Or the place you visited with a friend?
I wanted some interest in the background, so I stamped a tone-on-tone wood background on a panel the same size as the front and sponged the edges for a worn look.
I created the compass using various colors of cardstock and then I assembled the card.  The map panel and word are adhered directly to the card.  The car and compass are put on with dimensional foam dots for some depth.

This card was super fun to make and I actually had a difficult time choosing the word.  "Journey", "Explore", "Discover" or "Memories" would all work equally as well.

Dies used - Cottage Cutz Honeymoon Car, Cottage Cutz Compass, Cottage Cutz Wacky Stitched Rectangles, Cottage Cutz Journey Phrase

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