Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My home state

Outlawz is having a party. I made this card for the "Where in the World" challenge that's sponsored by the Copic/Promarker Friday Group. Since I was itching to use gingham for the curtains, it qualifies for Moxie Fab World's Gingham challenge as well.

Whereas I am a native New Yorker and have lived many different places, I've called New Jersey my home for more than two decades. Both New York and New Jersey are known for their classic diners, so Outlawz' challenge was the perfect excuse to use this wonderful Diner (SKU:83-18) stamp by Rubbernecker.

The diner was stamped and colored with Copic markers. Spica Glitter pen was used to highlight the image. I used my craft knife to cut out the windows.

I then stamped image onto white cardstock and then stamped just the window area onto red gingham cardstock. I colored the white cardstock windows with B000 Copic marker and clear Spica Glitter pen to make 'em sparkly. I fussy cut the gingham curtains and adhered 'em to the colored windows. I adhered a strip of ink jet transparency over the curtained windows, then adhered the diner over that piece. The entire diner was masked and a cloudy sky and a grassy lawn were airbrushed with the Copic Airbrush system.

My husband gave me a New Jersey map for the cause. I love using old maps for my crafting, so I swipe 'em whenever I can. (big grin).

The funky 50's-ish sign is a chipboard piece from the now defunct Deluxe Cuts company. I painted it with Picket Fence paint dabber, used Doodlebug rub-ons for "from" and used QuicKutz Khaki dies for the the lettering. A ring was used to circle my town and mini Khaki and Khaki shadow dies were used to cut the gingham paper.

The gingham cardstock may or may not be from AMuse. I got it from my now defunct LSS, which I miss.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall be entering this card in the following challenges.
"Where in the World" challenge
Moxie Fab World's Gingham challenge


  1. Aw, Kathi, what a neat idea to use the map for your background! The diner is darling, with so many little details. (That would have driven me up the wall!) I love the gingham you used throughout. Great card! :^)

  2. Awesome card! I love the map background, diner stamp, and the greetings from sign. This card is totally Jersey. Gorgeous work!

  3. Awesome card. Love the map paper. Did you use a die for the New Jersey?

  4. Fantastic card, Kathi! Love the map and the cute diner! Great details! Thanks for playing along with the Copic/Promarker Party Challenge!

  5. Fab card Kathi, so glad you joined in with the challenges. I love your map and that diner stamp is great!

  6. Your image is terrific. And I have seen a number of those diners up and down the mid Atlantic area. Love the little curtains. Thanks for joining the party at The Outlawz

  7. Fab New Jersey card, Kathi! Love the diner with the gingham curtains and your map background! Not sure I'll be able to play in this Outlawz celebration :(

  8. Very cool and totally spot on NJ card!! Love it and love the diners around this state too :)

  9. ohhh fantastic card, love it, I thought about using a map for the card I made for the sketch challenge but I didn't have an appropriate map I could cut up, my map dp wasn't based in Canada so it didn't work very well, lol!
    I wanted to say ty so much for visiting my blog and leaving some love on my paper bead tutorial, I hope you get to try them sometime, just remember they are fun and easy to do...so why not!! Did you remember to check back to see if you are a winner from the party, since it's over the prizes were awarded on Wednesday :) good luck, hope you won something :0) tc