Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Travel The World

Gotta love a technique challenge! Well, over at The Male Room that is exactly what the team have lined up for you for the next two weeks. It's a Make Your Own Background Paper challenge and we all know how many different ways you can do that! I love random stamping, printing, using shaving foam, paper piecing, resist stamping, but for today's card I chose a simple background stamp, there are loads of these around. This one is SUs World Map

To make it into my background paper I simply watercoloured it, using an aqua-painter brush and Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry and Island Indigo inks.

The stamps are all froma £1 set I bought in a bargain store. I thought they would be useful for masculine cards.

I cut the panels out so that they could be lined up in a square formation, but when it came to sticking them down I preferred the offset pattern you see here. I have used foam pads to pop them off the background. I used a Kraft card base and so added a panel of the Naturals White card inside, I hate writing on coloured card.
I think my choice of stamps was driven by the fact that we've been thinking about our annual family holiday in the summer- I  love travelling , planes, trains and (not so much, as I get very seasick) boats mean great  family times ahead! 


  1. I really like the watercoloured map background - looks fab! Perfect masculine card.

  2. Awesome travel card love that map as a bg with the images

  3. Dear Louise I adore the big stamp with map
    which company is it?
    I think its great to make traver card or manly cards and BG that can make by self...
    awesome made dear Lousie I love your card
    hope you like to see my entry at The male room too and maybe living me some love too..big hugs, Monika from Germany


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