Distressing.

ChristyUncategorized16 Comments

I had some serious fun making this card.

I was all ready to enter today’s sketch challenge over at Split Coast Stampers, but the globe stamp had a different idea. I know I’ve mentioned before that with Hambo Stamps, the cards design themselves.

Of course, my stash is full of different travel and map-related papers, but none of them were exactly what I wanted for this card. So as is becoming my custom these days, I decided to make my own. I bought this map background stamp that I love months ago, and just never found the perfect use for it, until this. 

Since I was starting with a design that had a distinct aged look, I of course had to do some distressing. I may have gone a little overboard. After stamping the background with Walnut Stain, I used my daubers and fantastix to color the map with Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Tumbled Glass, and Broken China. Then I inked up the edges with some Brushed Corduroy. Then, the fun began. Using my distressing tool I tattered up the edges, then inked them with more Walnut stain. Next I crumpled up the paper nice and tight, and inked across some of the creases with Brushed Corduroy. For the final touch, I sprayed some water on my hand with a Mini Mister and then flicked drops onto the paper. You can’t see it in the pictures, but the wet, bleached look is pretty cool.

Don’t you love the dimension on the crumpled paper? I made it more obvious by not putting adhesive right along the edges when I matted it. That way the edges hold a more naturally crumpled shape.

The globe stamp was also colored with Distress Inks (same colors and the background), and I was again heavy-handed with the distressing tool.

It would make a great card for a guy, and I really don’t say that often.

So, see? Hambo stamps go great with each other, and great with other stamps you have in your stash. Love.

Recipe:
Paper: Green from Bazzill, White from Staples
Ink: Distress Inks (listed in post); Memento Rich Cocoa
Stamps: CAC Map from Impression Obsession; You Mean the World 2928 and Globe 2917 from Hambo Stamps
Die Cuts: Standard Circles Large and Small Nesties, Labels 14 Nesties
Other: Tsukineko fantastiks and sponge daubers; Tim Holtz blending tool and blending foam; Tim Holtz for Tonic distressing tool;

Challenges:
Ambers Crafts and Stuff: Die Cut
Crafts and Me: Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters: Masculine
Ink It Up: Die Cuts
Gingerloft: Die Cuts
Crafty Cardmakers: Make Your Own DP

16 Comments on “Distressing.”

  1. Karin

    Fantastic card for a guy, which in my opinion is the hardest to make :) Love the colors and the distressing is perfect!

  2. Shell Shearer Swinscoe

    Fab card, just love how you have put it together!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Gingerloft this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  3. EVIL twin

    Absolutely amazing! Love love love old maps, so this is super cool to me.

    The distressing looks awesome!

    Thanks for joining Challenge #2 at Amber's Crafts & Stuff!

    *~* April *~*

  4. CraftyNCrazy

    Gorgeous! I love your distressing. The old map looks like it could really be 100 years old.

    Thanks for participating in Challenge # 2 at Amber's Crafts and Stuff! I hope you will join us again next Wednesday for Challenge #3!

    ~*~Amber~*~
    http://www.amberscraftsandstuff.com

  5. Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk)

    This is FABULOUS!!! I never thought to use these items for a GUY card but it's just wonderful! Great job!
    Thanks so much for joining in our "Let's Hear It For The Boys" Challenge at The Sisterhood! I look forward to seeing you again next challenge!

  6. Abi

    I am in awe of your background, all that work was so worth it. Your card is totally amazing, Thanks for playing along at the Sisterhood of Crafters x

  7. Jack

    This is gorgeous and what a fabulous map stamp. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

  8. Suzanne Brookfield

    I too love making my own backgrounds! Yours is perfect and so suits the images you have used. Great to see you at the Lets Ink It Up. Suzanne B

  9. Mina

    wow Christy this is fabulous what a brilliant idea to use a map…thanks for joining in with our Crafts & Me challenge this week
    Mina xxx

  10. craftykitten

    What a great idea. Love it. Thanks for joining in our Die Cuts/Punches challenge at LIIU this time.
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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