Sunday, February 9, 2014

Vintage Old World Map- Handmade Map for Masculine Birthday :-)

Hi Stampers! 

I wanted to create a masculine birthday card to have on hand for my stash and decided to use the Nacho Average Challenges NAC75 Sketch and since it is a birthday card, it qualifies again for the Seize the BirthdayAnything Goes Challenge :-)

Again, I hope that you have had a chance to check out both sites- wonderful examples and inspiration from all!

I was able to utitilze scraps and a previously printed image from My Digital Studio (MDS) for this "hybrid" card (again, when I print in MDS, I fill up the page prior to printing and use the other images at a later date- the map was one of the "other" images from a previous print :-)).

To create this card:

In My Digital Studio (MDS), open a blank 8.5 x 11 custom page and insert the Old World Map image- I have this stamp set but again, since I already had this image printed and ready to go so decided to use it…

Print out onto Whisper White cardstock and color the map using Stampin’ Write markers in Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding and use the AquaPainter™ with ink from both of the corresponding Classic Ink Pads to fill in the areas. 

To antique the map, use the AquaPainter™ with the retired Tea Stain Vintage Stampin’ Ink (I dilute this ink by placing a drop in the lid of the Crumb Cake Classic Ink pad and add a bit of water). 

Cut the image into thirds (per the sketch), distress the edges with the Distressing Tool, hand tear at the top and bottom of the outer layers of the map to shorten them (again, per the sketch) and apply Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink to the distressed edges using a Sponge Dauber.   Adhere to strips of Early Espresso cardstock and distress the edges (again, with the Distressing Tool and by hand). 

Distress a piece of Epic Day Designer Series Paper (DSP) by stamping the Off The Grid along with Gorgeous Grunge (splatter stamp and diagonal line stamp) using Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink.  Lightly distress the edges with the Distressing Tool and sponge Baked Brown Sugar to hide the white core).

Mount the map to the DSP layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals® for the outer edges and adhere the entire panel onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock. 

Stamp the sentiment and the compass image using Basic Black Ink, “antique” with the diluted Tea Stain Vintage Ink , the Gorgeous Grunge stamps with Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink, Stampin’ Write markers for the compass and mount both onto Early Espress cardstock (use the Hexagon Punch to create the banner and the 1 3/8” Circle Punch to punch out the compass image before layering the Early Espresso cardstock pieces behind the compass/banner). 

Add the Vintage Trinket brad to the center of the compass and the knotted Hemp Twine (retired) to the edge of the banner and top corner of the card front. Adhere the entire panel to a Whisper White or card base of your choice to finish off the card.   

Stamp Sets:  Old World Map- MDS version, Gorgeous Grunge, The Open Sea, Express Yourself, Off the Grid

Ink: Printer Ink- Black, Classic Ink- Basic Black, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party; Stampin’ Write markers- Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, retired Tea Stain Vintage Ink

Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Epic Day DSP

Accessories: AquaPainter™, Sponge Dauber, Punches- 1 3/8” Circle, Hexagon; Vintage Trinket (brad), retired Hemp Twine, Distressing Tool

Thanks again for stopping by!  Hope you have a fantastic weekend- God Bless!


Anonymous said...

WOW!! Love it! The torn corners/edges are wonderful--such an interesting card! TFS!

Yapha said...

Wow!! What a spectacular card! I love what you did with this sketch! Thanks for joining us this week at Nacho Average Challenges!

Janet Zeppa said...

Such a perfect masculine card! I love that map.
So glad you could join us at Seize The Birthday!

OttawaMom said...

Masculine cards can be a challenge but you certainly nailed it with this one. Awesome! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday. Hope you will join us again soon.

Jenni Hogan said...

Love this card!!! That was one of my favorite background stamps ever!!! Great masculine card!! Thanks for playing along with us this week!!!

Rose said...

Awesome card-what a lot of work! Every part of this card works together from the knots to the colors to the aged map effect. Super job. TFS-

Christy Lynn said...

Wow, this card is just stunning! Great use of the map background for a wonderful masculine card. Thanks for joining us at Nacho Average Challenges!

Anne Hayward said...

What a great masculine card. Love the use of the map. And thanks for the instructions!

Greta said...

Wowzer--what a piece of art this is! Love your work, Julie!

Kathya said...

AMAZING! Beautiful card. Glad you joined us at Nacho Average, hope you will play along with us again.

Claire Creates Cards said...

Congratulations on your win! This is an amazing card! It is really unique and could be framed! Your work is fantastic! I love seeing all your cards! X

Shans Design Studio said...

Where to start? I absolutely L.O.V.E. everything about this card Just fabulous. Thanks for joining the Nachos. Hope to see you again soon/ :)

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