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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Across the Miles

Greetings from across the miles!  Welcome to Day # 4 and the last day of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps May Release Features.
Today's featured stamp set is:
This wonderful set designed by Dina Kowal is perfect for those who love to travel, but also for encouraging distant loved ones and missionaries.  The different elements in the set work nicely with the main image to create a variety of styles and the sentiments are beautiful and inspiring.  This set also coordinates well with Dina's Vintage Postcard stamp set.

  • Stamp set includes 4 images and 8 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 4" x 6"
  • The map image measures approximately 3 5/8" x 2"
  • Designed by Dina Kowal
  • Stamp set is priced at $15

Here is my sample for Across the Miles:


Creative Nugget:  Masculine cards are not easy for me, but these papers from the Weekend Market Collection by Bo Bunny certainly help.  Several patterns were pieced and stitched to Really Rust card stock and attached to a Vintage Cream card base.  The Friendship Script Background was stamped in Vintage Photo Distress Ink on a Vintage Cream panel.  This layer was distressed and stitched to Really Rust.  The map from Across the Miles was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black on Vintage Cream.  This piece was then scrunched into a ball to create creases which were brushed with Walnut Stain distress ink and spritzed with water. The edges of the map were torn and further distressing was added with Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain Distress inks.  The compass was stamped, distressed, punched out, and covered with Glossy Accents.  The sentiment was cut with a Spellbinders tag die and attached to the compass and the card with button twine.  The little cow is from the Landscape Silhouettes set and shows from where the card is being sent.   This is my attempt at masculine...hope you like it!

Click on the thumbnails below to see more amazing samples created by the Sweet 'n Sassy Design Team!

Be sure to leave a comment on each blog along the way because we're giving away this wonderful stamp set to one lucky commenter!

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is Friday, May 17 at midnight EST. The winners will be announced on our website homepage on Monday, May 20th.

Thanks so much for flying by!  Enjoy the last hop for this release!

Hugs,
Cathymac

23 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Beautiful! I love all the distressing!

Tricia

Message Keeper said...

Another vintage card that have my eyes on!

Cynthia said...

Love the distressed design with this set, Cathy! The cow image from Landscape Silhouettes is a really fun addition.

Conniecrafter said...

Terrific masculine card, love how you tore the image, great distressing!

Gio Smith said...

Love the vintage look, you are right, masculine cards are not too easy to create, but you created a perfect one!!

Jan Leslie said...

I love the way you distressed this card, and the button gives it that special touch!

Heather said...

I think this is a perfect masculine card! Love all the distressing and the little cow is such a great touch! So cute.

Miriam Prantner said...

That distressed map piece is fantastic, wonderful card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Cathy. Love everything about it. The crunched up paper, the sponging, the background paper... the tag... just the right amount of distressing.

Pati said...

Cool papers & distressing! Seeing that cow on the map cracked me up. I did a double take then read your note, yes it is a cow, cute idea!

Sue D said...

Great masculine card--I like the distressed look.

Jean Bullock said...

I am glad you have the thumbnail linked to a larger picture, so we could see how beautiful it is. You did a great job! I think this cool card is suitable for either gender. Great job!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Great card! Looks like a page out of an old map!

Sandy said...

Absolutely love everything about this card! So much detail with the stitching and aged look!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

What a gorgeous attempt at masculine! I love it! when I saw the little "cow detail" I laughed out loud! So rich and full of wonderful detail!

the primitive country bug said...

fabulous card! Love everything about this card.

jean w. said...

Totally amazed at the cards all of you made with this set! Great card!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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momandmec said...

Love your card...great masculine card!

Donna Jones said...

Hi Cathy,
Super masculine card, great distressing and I love what you did to the compass rose and your sweet cow :-)
Donna Jones

Kathy Colegrove said...

Love all the distressing and LOVE the little cow!! Very great masculine card!

Kris B said...

Fabulous card! Love the distressing! Perfect masculine card! TFS God bless!!

Janis said...

Such a terrific card for a guy. Really beautiful job!!