Here is the card for Hero Arts and this month's challenge Food and Travel ends tonight so I had to share it today. :)
Here's my little story about this card. I was planning on doing a card with butterflies made from this lovely Hero Arts map stamp. I had it in my mind for this challenge. Well... I went to the library today with my kids and they have this lovely used book store. The books are incredibly cheap 25 cents, 50 cents or a 1.00 at most. I love to look for old reference books or other things to use to stamp on. (In addition to looking for books to take home to read) I found a map for Portugal for 50 cents. Now you can't beat that! I can't get a sheet of pattern paper for that. :)
So I was thrilled. I also had this brilliant idea to look at the old cookbooks. I did pick one up. So now if I am making a cooking card I can use a recipe as the background paper! :)
Anyways that was my fun for this card. I had to emboss to get the stamping to really pop on the map. I could have used some white paint to help soften or vellum (ideas for future use for this great map)
I hope you enjoyed your trip to Portugal! :)
About CHA... I had a lot of fun.. I met up with a few of my fellow DT members which was so fun. We had time to sit and chat and talk about lots of fun things!!!
I also had time to create a few make and takes for my retailers and best of all got to play with some new products and get my hands inky. Here is a tag I made over at the October Afternoon booth: