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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Traveler & World Map --- A good combination

It is almost as if the Traveler stamp set was made for the World Map stamp.  The two really compliment each other so well.  For my latest challenge entry I used the two stamp sets together again.  The challenge was put on by Just Add Ink, a great challenge blog from down under---that's right, Australia.  I may not be travelling the world, but my challenges certainly are.

This was the sketch for the challenge:

I love the way the circle is cut apart like that.  The way it's laid out, one could either make a circle card or, as I chose to interpret the design, put a circle inside a square.

My base cardstock is Naturals Ivory because I want to give the design a bit of a vintage feel.  On top of that I adhered a piece of the print pattern from Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper which I had sponged around the border using Early Espresso ink.  Along with that I also used Early Espresso cardstock, cut into a circle and then embossed with my Woodgrain embossing folder.  Then I cut Very Vanilla cardstock into a circle and cut it apart as shown in the sketch.  I laid out the pieces of Very Vanilla with a slight separation between the pieces and then stamped the whole using my World Map stamp and Pool Party ink.  

Then I stamped the vintage camera image and world globe image from the Traveler stamp set onto Very Vanilla using my black Memento ink.  The worst part was the fussy cutting for the images, but I wanted to attach them to the design using Dimensionals, so they had to be cut out.  Then I used my Blendabilities and a touch of the Silver Stampin Dazzle marker to colour the images.

Finally, after assembling the pieces and attaching them to the card, I stamped the "adventure bound" from the Project Life Remember This stamp set on Very Vanilla using Early Espresso ink and cut that into a skinny banner.  To finish the card off, I added one of the Essentials Wooden Elements arrows with a strip of Early Espresso Seam Binding tied around it.


For more cards using this design, visit the Just Add Ink Challenge Blog.


10 comments:

  1. Heidi, this is a great card! Lots of interesting detail, and I love the colours you've used. All the sponging is a fabulous finishing touch. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

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    1. Thanks so much, Christine. I loved the sketch and knew I had to try to do something with it.

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  2. Love your world globe Heidi, very clever use of the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

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    1. Thank you, Nikki. I love how those stamp sets coordinate.

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  3. Great card - I love how you have the map stamp on the circle - makes it look like a globe. Chantell JAI

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    1. Thank you very much, Chantell. With that sketch and those stamps, everything just fell into place.

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  4. Fabulous card - I love the colouring and the cutting of your world globe! Deb JAI

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    1. Thank you so much, Deb. The worst part of that cut was the base with its skinny "legs".

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  5. You're so right about those two stamp sets that are made for each other. I love the way you've used them on my sketch. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink.

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    1. Thanks, Tina. I loved the sketch and when I considered those two stamp sets, the whole card came together easily.

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