Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Gotta Map??

Hi All!!
If you are looking for the Sweet Stamp Shop new release post, please go here
 Today is the last day of the Sweet n Sassy New Release Blog Hops.  Today's set is one of my favorites- Across the Miles.

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 work nicely with the main image to create a variety of styles and the sentiments are beautiful and inspiring.  It also coordinates very nicely with Dina's Vintage Postcard 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 $15
Last week, I shared my CAS card using this set on the SnSS blog.  Today, I am sharing my non-CAS version.
Is not this map image gorgeous??!!  I just love all of the swirls and details of the stamp.  I started with watercolor paper, spritzed it with water and then used the direct to paper technique, with a Pool Party ink pad.  Next I spattered on diluted Island Indigo and Pool Party ink and dried it.  Then I sponged on more Pool Party to fill in some areas.  After that I spritzed water onto the inked paper and dried it. 
I inked up the image with Midnight Muse and then wiped off some ink from the lower left hand corner swirl and applied Tangerine Tango ink with a marker. I Stamped the image, and then finally, spritzed the whole thing with Tattered Angels gold spray.
For another card I have made using this set, check the SnSS blog on Tuesday, May 28th!

Check out some of the fabulous samples made by the talented DT in the thumbnails below.

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away this gorgeous stamp set to one lucky commenter!  

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

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

Have a blessed day!

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps-Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps-Across the Miles
Paper-Stampin' up First Edition dsp, SU Naturals White, Naturals Ivory, Patio Party dsp, Fan Fair dsp;  Basic Grey, watercolor paper
Ink-Pool Party, Island Indigo, Midnight Muse, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Memento Black
Other-spray bottle, Tangerine Tango marker, Tattered Angels gold spray, sewing machine, SU Linen thread, MFT Fishtail Flag Stax Die-namics, MFT Circle Stax Die-namics, SU ribbon


  1. Gorgeous! I love the way you inked the map!


  2. Gorgeous! That map really can be used in many techniques!

  3. Very effective technique for the map image, Lee Ann. Great design and colors!

  4. Beautiful card!! Love the color combo, design and everything else ;)
    Happy Birthday friend!!!

  5. This is a pretty card - love the orange and blue together.

  6. This is gorgeous!!!! Love your map panel and the blue/orange color combo.

  7. What a great color combo! The color on the map piece is just gorgeous!

  8. Fabulous card Lee Ann. That background looks amazing with the image. Great sketch and colors.

  9. Very pretty! Love your technique used with the watercolor paper, cool effect, and your paring it with that cool orange paper!

  10. I like the colors and layout.

  11. Love the colors you chose and your awesome technique. The compass rose looks great on top of the bow. Great card!

  12. This is such a pretty card. TFS!

  13. Wow, I love the colors you chose for your card! Such a great layout and very beautifully done!

  14. Great card! I love the color combination you used.

  15. Wow this certainly was not a CAS card with all that work you put into it! Card turned out awesome!

  16. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  17. Love your color combination... your card is awesome!

  18. Hi Lee Ann,
    Beautiful card, love the colours and sketch :-)
    Donna Jones

  19. Great card. Love the colors!

  20. Love this color combo! I am falling in love with this map image! So beautiful! TFS God bless!!

  21. Love these colors and the compass in the bow.


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