Saturday, March 17, 2012
I participated in the Paper Crafts most recent submission call and was inspired by the Maps category the most. When I was helping my Grandma clean out her car before selling several years ago I came across a plastic bag filled with about 20 maps. Most were AAA maps for the Northwest and California with a few gems from Europe. I didn't know what I'd use them for but I knew they were too cool to toss in the recycle bin. I've hung onto them and so far have used them to make jewelry and home decor but this was a first for use on a card. Neither project was submitted (obviously since I'm sharing with you now) but what matters is I really love them and will actually use them myself.
This is my favorite of the two, a neat little travel journal. I really love the detail of having the edge of the map included. To make the puffy "Go See Do" pouch I stamped then crumpled the paper and worked it with a bone folder just like you'd curl ribbon with scissors until it was soft and then texture of fabric. Then I called my Mom over to help sew the darn thing because I can't sew a straight line. I also made the kraft tag and stamped it then added a long forgotten rub on to the bottom. Another favorite detail of mine is the way the ink pooled on the air mail-esque boarder. It was the first time I've used the image and being that it's a clear stamp it can tend to do that unless you "dirty" it up. I really liked the effect for this use. Images are from Studio Calico
Thanks so much for looking!