Thursday, April 7, 2011

Very Vintage Challenge

Hi Everyone,

It's time for the new Very Vintage Challenge at Stamping Vacation. The theme this month is an interesting one!
Use Pieces of a Map

You have until May 7 to link up your project. All entries will be eligible for the monthly draw of a $25 gift certificate to the store of YOUR choice. What could be nicer than that??!!

Here is what I can up with.

I used a real map. I torn off pieces until it was a shape I liked. I crinkled it and aged it with Vintage Photo ink (Ranger). Can anyone guess what this is a map of?

This stamp is one I picked up at the stamp convention. I am not sure of the manufacturer. It may be Stamp Camp. Does anyone recognize it? I started out with a piece of Barely Banana CS (Stampin' Up) and stamped with Vintage Sepia (VersaFine). I colored in some of the areas with chalks. It was distressed with Vintage Photo.

I layered the map and stamped image on 3 different papers. Went over everything with Vintage Photo. For more interest, I stamped a medallion stamp (Papertrey Ink) with Tea Dye ink (Ranger) randomly over the entire surface. The card base is Cream. I made some small holes in the spine and threaded a strip of fabric through and tied it in a knot.

Here is a peek at the inside. This will be a nice card for a friend or a family member. Not sure yet who will get this one.

A few fun challenges for Vintage Minstrel Card:

The Paper Players: Recycling: I recycled an old map that was just laying around.
A Spoonful of Sugar: tons of texture
Flutterby Wednesdays: butterfly, fairy, or angels and anything goes

Have a great day and get some stamping done. Love ya.



  1. Oh, this is a great card for the recycling challenge---a map! What a terrific idea! Now I must look for some maps at the next yard sale I go to----they would be perfect for a masculine card! Thanks for playing with us this week!

  2. Great idea to use an old map on your card - really on trend, too! It really adds to the overall vintage theme of your card. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week and shared this fabulous creation

  3. Such a great vintage feel! It has such warmth and the map is great!

  4. Love the map idea...very cool. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

  5. The vintage look of your card is just terrific. I love that you used an old map!

  6. Great idea to re-purpose an old map on a card! I really like how the distressing gives such a vintage looks, too. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week! :)

  7. Karen
    This is so beautiful and very vintage.
    Hope your weekend is going well.

  8. Karen, this is beautiful!! I am so glad IO is using Inlinkz now! I can get around to catching up on great blogs like yours!


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