Tuesday 14 January 2014

Sending more love around the world

When I was making this little card I showed you yesterday, I started thinking about different images to use that wonderful sentiment with. I came up with this:

Doesn't the sentiment fit in well with this fabulous map image from Stampin' Up's The Open Sea stamp set?! And it would work brilliantly with World Map too! I used the lush in-colour Coastal Cabana for the card base and inked the map up in the same colour (don't you just love matching ink and card stock?!) Once the map stamp was inked up I tapped a Garden Green marker over it to vary the colour a little.

Here's a close up showing the image which was pasted it onto the card base. To frame it in a dimensional way, I cut an aperture into the top panel with one of the circle framelits, and used dimensionals to pop it up. The sentiment was stamped into one of the Itty Bitty Banners frames, which you can cut out using the coordinating framelits, and I added a tiny textured heart, cut out using the Owl punch.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: The Open Sea, Love You More (sentiment), Bitty Banners
Ink: Midnight Muse, Coastal Cabana classic ink plus Garden Green marker
Card stock: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White plus scrap of Real Red core'dinations
Other: Circle and Itty Bitty Banner framelits, Owl builder punch (for the heart), stamp-a-majig

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All these maps and globes are making me dream of hot summer holidays... think I might have to go and turn the heating up!

See you tomorrow,


  1. What a lovely design, Vicky! I love your aperture layer, the pretty colours and stamp you used.
    Thank you for your New a Year wishes and lovely compliment on my card.
    I wish a very happy and healthy New Year for you and your family, too xx

  2. If you want a hot summer holiday, you'd better come to Australia. On a cloudless summer day, Sydney Harbour is glorious! My English penfriend came to visit three summers ago (to a heatwave) and loved it. The bonus was we got to meet each other for the first time ever, now it's my turn to visit her!

  3. Love how you have made this Vicky-gorgeous card and a beautiful design :)
    Fear not-summer is on the way(says she looking at the thick layer of frozen snow on her car this morning LOL!)yes good idea-turn the heating up !!
    Have a good day.Nessa xxx

  4. Another brilliant card Vicky, a simple design that means so much.

  5. Never mind turning the heating up, Vicky - you need to book a holiday! I love this card, and the last one, there is something so beautiful and fascinating about globes and maps. xxx

  6. Love how you have framed the world, another fab card Vicky :)

  7. Really lovely card Vicky, so sweet.

  8. Lovely card Vicky as was yesterday's, great male cards, loving the theme.
    Val x

  9. Lovely card Vicky - very clever. Hope you warm up soon! - Jacqueline xx

  10. What a beautiful card. I really like the how you've used the aperture, as well as the banner and lovely sentiment x x


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