It is time for another challenge at CASE study, and my third week as a Guest Designer! We have this awesome card from this month’s muse Amber Kemp-Gerstel:
I LOVE maps! and whenever I see one on a card, I am usually in love! 🙂 Well, that being said, you can imagine that I would definitely make something using maps. I wanted to get creative and use a map in a meaningful way. I also wanted to make something unique, so I thought and thought and I finally came up with this:
I don’t like long road trips, at least not with a toddler on a car seat! But my sister-in-law does it a lot (with five kids too! Mashallah). And last year they were on a month long road trip from Delaware to Texas. This year they are planning one to Florida. They stop by a lot of places and usually spend the night at friends/family who happen to be on their way. I made this card for her so she can let them know ahead of time. I thought this would be a nice way to let them know, rather than just a phone call or an email. I know it is kind of unusual, almost like the opposite of an invitation! huh! (But that is beside the point, since any of her friends/families, including me would love to have her over anytime!)
As to how I made it, I printed everything from my computer, except for the stars which are die cuts. I found a map of USA online, cropped it and drew the blue line on it in MS Word. For this particular card I had to go to a bit of trouble though. My color printer had ran out of black ink, so I used our black laser printer to print out the map and cut out the blue line from the one printed in the color printer, and put them together. Normally I would just print the whole thing out in one piece.
Anyways, I went ahead and made another one with a slightly different color scheme:
For this one, I drew the line with a white gel pen.
I hope you like this idea, even if it is a bit unusual, and try to use a map in a creative way!
Make sure to stop by the CASE study challenge blog to see what the Design team has created!
Thanks for visiting!