Hi there blog friends. Popping in with a theme card today. I love themes, but I can’t say I can whip them up quickly – the card kind of evolves over time. What an opportunity to use a unique trinket or some special charm you have laying around. Oh and it’s definitely a chance to get a little techniquey! Today I’m showing a brand new background stamp from JustRite Stampers called Vintage Map Collage Background Stamp. I’ve have been chomping at the bit to use this one, it just arrived this week. I think it’s the perfect stamp for a travel journal – that’s next on my list (wink)!
I found an antiquey looking paper in my stash and stamped my image with Stazon Ink. I dry brushed on distressed inks and in some places touched with a less than damp brush to blend. I distressed the edges of the map and smudged them with distress ink. Rolled up two corners and underneath I nested Spellbinders™ S5-090 Romantic Rectangles for a petticoat look. For a little bit of dimension, I cut out the compass with Spellbinders™ Standard Circles SM and popped it up on foam tape after rimming with a gold pen. My ribbon was distress with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then I stamped my sentiment inside a label holder which I backed with one of the filigree elements from Spellbinders™ S4-362 Ribbon Buckles. The main panel is mounted on a textured paper that reminds me of the texture of a suitcase. That layer is then mounted on gold foil. Lol, I got my hands a little bit dirty on this one :-)
This is a little bit different from my normal day to day card, but it was great to dig in and get my hands inky. Have you fallen in love with those Romantic Rectangles yet? I have a feeling I’ll be using them a lot!
|SUPPLIES I USED|
|Stamps: JustRite Stampers – Vintage Map Collage Background Stamp, Greetings from Paris
Paper: Paper Studio, Colorbok Foil, Creative Imaginations, Bazzill
Ink: Assorted Ranger Distress Inks, Stazon Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders™ S5-090 Romantic Rectangles, Spellbinders™ S4-362 Ribbon Buckles, Spellbinder™ Standard Circles SM, Recollections Gems, Bead Landing Filigree,
Whew, TGIF!!! I’m ready for the weekend, how about you? I’ll be back with something new soon.