Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Just Add Ink # 206: Great Job! totally cool!

Phew...! Luckily manage to link up before the list is closed.

Just Add Ink is celebrating Stampin Up’s new products this week with Just Add Sale-A-Brations Challenge. The Design Team has come up with their fabulous projects and you can check them out at Just Add Ink. Do you notice there are lots of pennants? It’s time to Sale-A-Brate! I want to join the fun with Just Add Sale-A-Brations too! Here's my card:

I made a celebration card titled “Great Job! Totally cool!”. This card was made to congratulate and thank the crew and casts of the movie ‘The Journey’. This card was also made to celebrate the success of ‘The Journey’ became Malaysia’s No. 1 local movie. I personally handed this card to the director of this movie. I was over the moon! (You can view the photo of the casts holding my card here.)

‘The Journey’ is a beautiful Malaysian made movie with a huge Malaysian appeal as it transcends cultures and generations, thus celebrating the values of filial piety, love, family unity, cultural diversity, as well as themes of east-west and parent-child tension. The story revolves around a conservative father who reluctantly agrees to his daughter’s marriage to a foreigner. The movie places importance in the concept of family, a universal theme that is relevant to all cultures regardless of background. ‘The Journey’ is the third part of a film trilogy by award winning director Chiu Keng Guan – with Woohoo! (2010) and Great Day (2011), both top grossing films in local cinemas respectively. ‘The Journey’ will make its theatrical debut in Singapore in March. This movie is also slated for a release in Taiwan later this year.

Opps… Back to my card.

I used the layout from Life. Paper. Scrapbook.

Since it’s a celebration, I included a pennant in the card. The rest of the elements were actually inspired by the scene and the props used in the movie.

First, the hot air balloon.

ONE BIG PROP: The biggest prop in The Journey is a hot air balloon made of over 10,000 recycled plastic bags contributed by the people all over the country.

This is my version of hot air balloon. I stamped the hot air balloon on a jeans printed patterned paper. I think it won’t be nice if I use black cardstock. I cut out the image. In order to create a similar effect and texture with the one in the movie, I adhere the assorted little tiny scrap papers pieces by pieces. I normally will keep the leftover of the cardstocks and patterned papers. Well, it’s time to utilize those leftover, no wastage. I adhere the hot air balloon to the right top corner of a panel with form squares. If you look clearly from the side, the balloon is slanting. I used foam squares on the top part of the balloon but glue tape at the lower part. I just want to create some dimension instead of the whole balloon pop out from the card.

Bike and Yellow car

BIKE RIDING IN MALAYSIA: First time actor Lee ‘Uncle Chuan’ and Australian stage actor, Pfeiffer ‘Benji’ on a journey delivering wedding invitations in the film.

Oh dear! I don’t have any embellishment with motorbike. I replace it with bicycle wood veneer from Studio Calico. For the car, I had this car wood veneer from Studio Calico as well. They looked so alike! The dotted lines represent the long journey, the routes they have been through.

I chose the clouds with tiny wording patterned paper as background and paired with plain wording paper. I just love the combination. I layered 2 patterned papers that I like to create a pennant. I stamped the sentiment on the pennant.

Actually, this card is just a simple card. There’s no special technique or embellishments being used. But is the effort that I put in the card. Just like this movie, instead of casting celebrities as the main characters, the movie this time starred amateur actors, as well as the average men of the streets- kids and senior citizens which have little or no acting experience. But the outcome is great!

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Happy Crafting!


  1. Tee, I love where you've drawn your inspiration from, for this fabulous card! Glad we inspired you, with our challenge at Just Add Ink this week. :)