Monday, March 16, 2015

Using Old Road Maps


Here's my take on the OWH Stars and Stamps sketch challenge #250. I used a piece of an old road map, along with some circle dies and a red snippet from my stash. The sentiment is from SU!, the gold-embossed die-cut anchor was done with a Marianne die, and I added some random tiny negative stars left over from a previous project. The final touch was a piece of navy twine from Whisker Graphics that was a free sample. 

OWH Sketch 250

I'm also entering this into the Snippets Playground #168 as well as the Cuttlebug Mania 2nd anniversary challenge to use a die cut machine and 2 of something. I used 2 Spellbinder die cut circles. (Thanks for letting me know about this challenge Di)

Wishing everyone a great Monday! Thanks for stopping by :)

Carol

21 comments:

Linda said...

Well done...the red banner adds the perfect pop!

Di said...

Oh Carol - you did it again! What a stunning card - so clever and beautifully designed and made as always.

Why not enter it into the current Cuttlebug Challenge which is celebrating 2 years since the challenge started. You have to use a manual die cutting/embossing machine plus, in this case. the number 2. This qualifies hands down! Be quick though as the challenge closes in 14 hours!

http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/hip-hip-hooray.html

Hugs

Di xx

Benzi said...

That's a very cool card and love what you did with the sketch. Pretty anchor, too.

airbornewife said...

Awesome card Carol. I love how you used the map. thanks for sharing ~ Pam

Jennipher said...

Carol, this is one of the coolest ideas I have seen in a long time! I love how your sentiment plays right along with the map. Simply Amazing!

merrymstamper said...

clever card!!! Love it! The embellished diecut anchor is perfect!

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, this is stunning!!! What a supercreative work you made!! Love this project, and the ancor looks great with this twine!! Another fabulous card!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love the twine twined through the anchor--fabulous card. I love the idea of using road maps. I kept quite a stash of them until I realized that it was years later and I never touched them.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Another stunning example of your expertise! Love the way you wound the cord and mounted the anchor! Nice job, Carol!

Brenda said...

This is a great take on the sketch Carol. I love when real map paper is used on a card because it looks so neat. I have always love this sentiment from SU, it just grabs my attention each and every time I see it. You have a winner in this card my friend. Hugs, Brenda

JD/ Jill said...

Excellent job with the sketch with this very creative card. Very nicely done!

cards said...

This is a wonderful card. I love the map feature and the perfect sentiment you have matched with it.
Heather T

MaryH said...

Great take on your sketch inspiration and I'm loving that you used the old map as a circle. What better image to fit your sweet sentiment. Love the bold red banner and like the watermark too. TFS & Hugs

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Great card. Love the sentiment and the card design. The anchor is a terrific addition!
Thanks for playing along with us @ Cuttlebug Mania.
Blessings,
Belinda CM DT

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant. Love the design and road map along with the fab colour tones used..xx
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SARN said...

Fantastic card Carol xxx

cotnob said...

This is a brilliant card Carol, a wonderful design and great idea to use a road map.
Pauline
x

Jessi Fogan said...

OK this is just freaking brilliant! I love the twine through the anchor, and the map? Oh yeah. Awesomeness!

Lee Mae said...

Hi Carol! Another cool card! Love the map and and anchor element - they go great with the SU! sentiment. Hope you are doing well.

Donna Hanley said...

Fantastic take on this sketch. Love that map and the anchor, wonderful ideas for this sentiment. Enjoy the evening.

Sybrina K said...

Carol,

What a fabulous card! Love that recycled map. It really is perfect with your sentiment, and the circular elements bring extra attention to that Earth part of your sentiment.

Thanks so much for playing along with our OWH Sketch Challenge. :)