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Friday, January 13, 2012

Maps

A couple of fun projects using maps as a background. 


First is a tag.  I have had this background forever. I created it for another challenge and never used it. So when I saw the Moxie Fab World Map to your Heart challenge I pulled it out to create something with it.  The background was made by stamping the map using versamark. Embossing with clear embossing powder.  I then sponged on the blues, greens and brown dye ink over the surface. 

The next step was to stamp the skyline across the bottom with black versafine and heat emboss using black embossing powder. 

The sentiment and balloons were stamped on white cardstock and cut out. Sponged with blue and brown dye ink and pop dotted onto the tag.


Products: Ranger Distress Inks - Broken China, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Versafine Black Onyx, Versamark, Verses Rubber Stamps - Ones Destination - QQ08E17, Cornish Heritage Farms Skrapblock - Map, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous - (Skyline), Hero Arts - Past Times (Balloons)

My second card is a mini card for both the Moxie Fab Challenge and for Wee Memories Mini Card Challenge.   
 
 
 Same idea as the tag but on a CAS mini card using a map in the background.

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

23 comments:

Laurel said...

Such amazing creations! Love that mini! Thanks for playing at Wee Memories!

Barb said...

Both are gorgeous, Suzz! Love all those little balloons on your tag!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely cards Suzz, love the map as the backgrounds. Enjoy your weekend. Tracy x

purplecinn said...

Wow awesome :)

Ros said...

Oh Wow!! this tag is superb ... love the stamping and the card is brilliant! ... Have a lovely weekend

Deborah Frings said...

These are just fab! I love everything about the tag -the charm, the balloons - the backing! And your card is super.

Carol Q said...

wow, fab creations Suzz. the skyline stamp is perfect for that first background, in fact, just love that skyline stamp full stop!

craftimamma said...

Love the total change of style from your last post Sue. The map background stamp on the first card is great and the whole effect of the balloons over the skyline is brilliant.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Dorothy C. said...

Love how you put these great stamps together so perfectly.I especially like the sentiment. Great projects!

anna christensen crafts said...

Absolutely wonderful! I love your background, your colours, the sentiment, everything! Gorgeous xx

Valerie said...

Love the way you've put this tag together, brilliant images. Just realised it's a map of London, thought I recognised it!!!
Val x

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

THis is beautiful! Love the map idea! Thanks!
Lisa

Dawn said...

Both are stunning Suzz. Love the colours on your first one. Perfect foil for the cityscape at the bottom

pta4him said...

Wow! Love your work. Thanks for sharing

Ellie said...

GORGEOUS! Love the way it all just fits together!

Margaret said...

these are really nice, love the effect of the background
Margaret :o)

Kathi said...

Those are both fabulous and a great use of maps!

Linda R. said...

These both look amazing. I love the map back ground.

Hugs, Linda

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the map background, suzanne! LOVE the style of the sentiment on the first with the hot air balloons and LOVE the sentiment on the mini card!

Lynn Stevens said...

You are one creative lady! Awesome card!
hugs Lynn

Cath said...

Hey Suzanne! Thanks for linking this up to the Map of Your Heart Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Dawn Braun said...

wow, these are both awesome and your tag just blew my socks off! :)

susanne said...

Beautiful! So creative!