Here is my last card for the week of retiring stamps.
It uses the beautiful sketched stamp set, Uncharted Territory. For this card, I used the lighthouse image and stamped it on Very Vanilla with Early Espresso. I added a little Soft Suede ink with a blender pen to shade the lighthouse. Then I stamped the image on a post it note, cut it out and used that as a mask to cover the lighthouse. I used a torn post it note, sponge and Not Quite Navy ink to create the sky around the masked image. The images is matted on a piece of Early Espresso cardstock. The card base is Not Quite Navy, and I added designer paper from the Well Worn paper pack and Cajun Craze cardstock on the top. The Cajun Craze panel was embossed using one of the plates from the Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates. I added a little strip of Not Quite Navy and wrapped it with Early Espresso Baker's Twine. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. This set has a greetings for a lot of different occasions, so it would be easy to change this card to something like a birthday card. It was punched out using the Decorative Label Punch. To see how to make this shape from the Decorative Label punch, see this post on my blog. http://mnfroggie.blogspot.com/2011/05/polka-dots-toile-and-tutorial-for.html
Retired Items Showcased:
Uncharted Territory Stamp Set
Well Worn Designer Paper
Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates
Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoyed this card. Everything used here is available from Stampin' Up! All retiring items are available through today. If you would like to purchae any of the items used here, please visit my business website at http://www.trina_kuriger.stampinup.net/