The map is layered onto blue card and wrapped around three times with silver thread, securing at the back with ds tape. A couple of lengths of ribbon are added to the front with little notches cut out of the ends so they look like pennants. Then the whole thing is matted onto black card, hiding all the sticky bits on the back.
Thanks to the lovely people at Justrite for the fabulous stamp set I won just before Christmas. This new stamp makes the perfect focal point. Stamped in black archival ink and heat-embossed in clear, the stamp is diecut with the matching die and the edges inked with distress inks. Two more diecuts are cut from blue and black card, and these cut in half horizontally then stuck behind the main image to make shadow frames. The layered piece is stuck onto the finished card with foam tape for extra dimension.
The card layout follows the sketch in this fortnight's Justrite Challenge, but I couldn't resist adding this flying elephant in place of a bow. The hot air balloon is shaped with an embossing tool and has a tiny eyelet set into it's basket. The elephant charm is tied to the eyelet with more of that silver thread, so that it hangs beneath the hot air balloon, and the balloon is fixed to the card with a dab of Pinflair.
Justrite stamp set - Going Places Vintage Labels
Spellbinders Justrite Custom Die - JB-03730 Vintage Label & Banner Dies
Distress ink pads: Pumice Stone, Stormy Sky, Antique Linen
Clear embossing powder
Hot Air Balloon
adhesives: foam tape, ds tape, PVA, Pinflair
Entered for the following challenges:
Justrite Friday Challenge 088 - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp and Show...Embrace the Old