Monday, October 24, 2016

World Map Birthday ~ A Fun Stampers Journey Card

I took a bit of a break from creating cards and blogging most of last week because I was busy spending a lot of time with family.  We lost a special man, my father-in-law, unexpectedly.  Right now I can't begin to describe the loss the family feels. :'(  He will be greatly missed by us!  During this loss there was a special day for someone else though and creating this card brought some joy back in the midst of sadness.  My dad celebrated his 70th birthday so I couldn't miss making a card for him!

Since I don't have a lot of stamps yet from Fun Stampers Journey I decided to use a background stamp to create this card and give it some dimension.  It's kind of like a triple layer card except the layers are scattered here and there...if that makes any sense!  I like to use that technique every now and then.

I used the Beach Towel embossing folder for the background, then layered the stamp by cutting squares out and piecing them together on top of each other.   I cut the top two that are flush with the card the first time I stamped the image.  For the bottom two squares that are popped up, I inked the area of the stamp that I knew I wanted and cut them out.  I layered each of the squares on top of a piece of Dark Roast card stock that I cut 1/8" bigger than what the squares measured.  

I have no idea why this third pic that I took has such a different color from the other two pictures I took.  Must be the lighting!  All I know is it was good to get back to something I love for just a little while. :)

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Supplies used on this card

Stamp Sets:

World Map p.228 (SS-0260) $13.955
Cake Time p. 206  (SS-0138) $17.95
Card Stock:

Oatmeal Cook p. 288 (CS-0023) $6.95
Hazelnut Blend p. 288 (CS-0013) $6.95
Dark Roast p.288 (CS-0091) $6.95

Ink Pads:

Hazelnut Blend p. 288 (IP-0012) $7.95
Dark Roast p. 288(IP-0050) $7.95

Beach Towel Embossing Folder p. 264 (EF-0001) $4.95
Journey Squares p. 254 (DI-0038) $24.95


  1. I am so very sorry to hear about your FIL. I will keep you all in my thoughts.

    Wonderful birthday card for your dad! I love your layout and how you used the background stamp. Perfect masculine card!

    1. Thank you, Lisa...appreciate it! Yup, I do love making masculine cards. :) And when you only have a little to work with it makes you think. lol

  2. Sara, I'm so sorry for your loss.
    I think your card is absolutely stunning. I love the dimension with the triple layers being scattered, it's just beautiful. God Bless.

    1. Thank you, PJ! Definitely a fun card to make. :)


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