I always think that simplicity and good lines make for an effective and sharp masculine card.
I've always loved this background map Antique Map from our stamp collection. It's really got that old world feel (ha ha pun intended :) ) and can be stamped as a background or - as I've used it as the focal piece. I stamped the image onto Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I gave the image some rustic colouring with Copics so it kept that old map feel. Then I layered on Flourishes Kraft cardstock and Flourishes Color Made Easy - Emerald Coast Line.
For the sentiment fishtale-banner panel I added this lovely Inside and Out Thank You set in Espresso Truffle Memento Ink and the smaller sentiment in Teal Zeal Memento Ink, with some beautiful Kraft Crochet lace, an Emerald Coast Button and some twine to finish it off.
Here is a link to some other beautiful cards made with these sets in the Flourishes Gallery for even more inspiration:
Here is an older card I made with this set as a background so you can see it used in a different way. See how I used just the compass from the image on the sentiment too?
- Amanda Havon
- Christine Okken (you are here)
- Cindy Lawrence
- Danielle Kennedy - has her last post with us on the Flourishes Senior Design Team :( Be sure to wish her well HERE.
- Heather Jensen
- Julie Koerber
- Maki Jones
- Silke Ledlow
- Stacy Morgan
On the Flourishes Blog, you'll also find a NEW Designer Focus this week on the one and only Cindy Lawrence. It's another opportunity for you to CASE the Designer and enter to win a Flourishes Goodie Bag! Thanks so much for all of you who cased me last week! What a great honour, and it was so fun seeing your designs :)