Thursday, 16 October 2014

Following the map that leads to you


The Stampin' Up World Map background stamp has been on my wish list for ages, and I decided to finally treat myself to it. It's just one of those stamps that I can see being so versatile, it will work as a background or as a focal image. For this card, I decided to use it as the main panel. The sketch I used is from STAMPlorations. Originally, I made another card for this sketch, but as usual it didn't turn out how I wanted. That was a floral image, and as that didn't work I decided to go somewhere completely different. Inspired by the current Just Us Girls challenge where the theme is ombre I created a green ombre background and stamped the World map on it. I used a stamp from The Open Sea for the background. The sentimet is from a Tim Holtz stamp set. Once I knew what I wanted to do, the card came together very quickly. I'm also entering the card in the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge where the theme is "O" and my O is for ombre (obviously) and also for ocean.


Cardstock: Leonardo Stationery 300 gsm white card, Coloured 240 gsm kraft card Beige, Hobbycraft 160 gsm card white
Stamps: Stampin' Up World Map, The Open Sea, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous The Journey
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress inks Bundled Sage, Iced Spruce, Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black

6 comments:

Inkyfingers said...

What a great take on the sketch and I love the ombre effect!

Ina said...

You certainly got a great ombre effect on your card. Super stamp and background. Like how it all came together. Thanks for joining us this week at Just us Girls.

Nancy said...

Great job with our trend this week! Great masculine card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty! Fantastic color palette! Lovin' your ombre effect! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Cornelia W said...

So cool - lovely ombre effect! Your background fits your card perfectly! Thansk for playing with us at STAMPlorations!

maria f. said...

Love the feel of your card. Great inking. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations.