Welcome to my blog and another Monday Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. This week, it's all about words; quotes to be exact. Whether it be something funny or something profound, is there a quote that inspires you?
I love this saying found in Artistic Outposts' Typography stamp set. Pretty profound, isn't it? I decided to couple this sentiment with Tim Holtz' Mini Vintage Globe to create this card. Yes, I said a card! See, I told you that I'm going to make an effort to make more more cards this year!
As I've told you before, I'm one of those people who creates as I go. I don't plan out every detail of my project and lay it all out before I start. So, this card was fun to do because it evolved out of nothing. The sentiment is what inspired me. When I thought of "world" I thought of Tim's Mini Vintage Globe. Then I thought of the 7 Gypsies Global 8x8 paper pack that I have. Hmm....world, globe, maps...I'm starting to see a theme here.
I stamped the paper above with Stampers Anonymous' Folded Paper Background stamp. I used Coffee Archival Ink. Then I folded along the lines on the stamp and distressed the paper using Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks.
Here is a comparison of the papers. The one on top is my folded and distressed version of the paper underneath. I also clipped the teal strip from a page of accent strips in the paper collection, colorized it with Peacock Feathers, spritzed it with Turquoise Perfect Pearls Mist to give it a slight shimmer and then glued it on top of my cut paper.
Next I cut a Mini Baroque out of plain Grungeboard and spritzed it with Vintage Photo Distress Stain that I converted from the original packaging into a 2 ounce Mister Bottle. Then I worked the stain into the Grungeboard using my Ink Applicator. Worked like a dream and it was so FAST!
Next I swiped a Gold Paint Dabber one direction and then made almost a cross hatch pattern by swiping it the other direction. This gave me a really cool looking background that really catches the light in neat way to show the "scratches". I distressed the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
Next I heat embossed the sentiment "Live our beliefs and you can turn the world around" with Black Embossing Powder. I punched two holes at the top and bottom and added a piece of dark brown organza ribbon to wrap around the map cardstock background.
I LOVE Tim Holtz' Mini Vintage Globe! This was cut out of plain Grungeboard and colorized using Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise and London Blue Ink Sprays to create the various depths of the Earth's oceans. I spritzed just a touch of the sprays onto my Non Stick Craft Sheet and using my Small Sakura Water Brush, I painted the color onto the Grungeboard. The continents pop away from the ocean. I LOVE that added dimension! And to give it even MORE DIMENSION, I used a regular small angled paint brush and applied Wendy Vecchi's White Embossing Paste to the land masses. I created mountains and valleys for a more realistic look. Once dry, I used my Small Sakura Water Brush, Viintage Photo and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks to color the land masses. I added faint little touches of Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to represent water. The holder of the globe was first colored with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain and then I added highlights of Gold Paint Dabber by lightly using my finger to swipe over the surface.
Here you can really see the detail and the colors against the cardstock background that was lightly spritzed with Turquoise Perfect Pearls Mist to add a hint of teal behind the globe. I really love the way it turned out.
I placed the top of the card's cardstock against my Tim Holtz Design Ruler and tore the edge so that it would be shorter than the cardstock back of the card. I added Gathered Twigs distressing to the edge. Then I glued my card front onto the torn cardstock and added a rub on design strip to the exposed bottom section of the card. I lightly swiped the edges of the card front with my Gold Paint Dabber on my finger followed by just a hint of Gathered Twigs along the edges.
This turned out to be a "handsome" card that feel like you've got something when you're holding it. It's got weight, color, depth and because of the sentiment, it's got a message.
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