Saturday, August 15, 2015

Map Hello

I started with a map I purchased at the ReUse Centre. I selected a blue card which coordinated with it well.  Check this post of the process of creating the distress map paper. Once I distressed the map paper I glued it to the card front with a glue stick and pressed it down with my hands lightly trying to keep some of the texture I had added.  I selected some coordinating card stock in a warm amber color and cut that to the right width.  I ripped the top and bottom layer to add to the texture of the card.  With the card on the left I used 2 pieces to make it tall enough and I did not want the join to show so eventually decided to cover it with a strip cut off the map piece.  Happy with that. 
The greeting was cut with the Sizzix Hello Phrase die in dark grey, light grey and a light blue to coordinate with the colors in the map.  These were adhered together offset a just little, the light grey one up and the dark grey one down from the central light blue one. I put the dark grey at the bottom, the blue at the top with the medium grey in the middle of the stack. The stacked greeting was then adhered to the card front over the amber colored strip of card stock. 

I am submitting to the following challenges:
Daring Card Makers - Talking Texture 
City Crafters Challenges - Mood Board
Stampin Celebration - Inspiration Photo

I'm sending these cards off to 2 of my friends in my monthly card exchange group.


  1. Lovely!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CCCB!

  2. I really love this. A brilliant take on the colors and the design of your card is fab! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  3. What a terrific take on our challenge!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  4. Great technique for creating the perfect background for our challenge! Great card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stampin' Celebration!

  5. What a great idea to use an old map for a background paper! I love this! What a wonderful take on our picture inspiration. So glad you joined us at Stampin' Celebration

  6. Inspired use of the map paper - looks fab.

    Thanks for joining in with the "Talking Texture" challenge from The Daring Cardmakers


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