Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Uncharted Territory

I just love the outcome of this card!  Lately I have not felt much like crafting, but last night I just decided I needed to do something and this is what came.  It was inspired by this weeks Stamping 411 Sketch.  I had not used this stamp set and when I saw the sketch, I thought it would be a great stamp set for it and I think I was right.  Also, I had not tried the mother of pearl technique using the shimmer paint and it worked out great with it also.  Don't you just love it when a card comes together as you had envisioned it.  Thanks Stamping 411 for inspiring me with your wonderful sketch for the week.
Here is a close up of how the shimmer paint along with the sponging looks.  And, also a close up of the new Baker's Twine that will be available on May 1st.  I think I am going to like this twine.  So easy to work with and adds just the right touch.  I will look for the tutorial that I saw for this technique and try to link it later today.  Found it and you can see it here!
And as always, I finished the inside of the card by using the other stamp that comes with this set.  I actually stamped it on the grid paper prior to stamping it on the inside to lighten it up so it would be more like a background once I write the message.  I just love doing that.
All items used are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set: Uncharted Territory
Card Stock: Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Classic Ink: Marina Mist, Night of Navy
Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Baker's Twine Cherry Cobbler

Thanks so much for dropping by and please let me know what you think!  May you all have a wonderful Wednesday!


NickelNook said...

That's another beautiful card Jonia! The Baker's Twine is the perfect addition! :o)

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Fabulous look Jonia!! I do love when it comes out the way you envisioned and your vision was fabulous!

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Kerin said...

Wow I love this technique, and on that card...gorgeous!!

Selene Kempton said...

So masculine, but gorgeous.. i love that shimmer!

Connie Babbert said...

Very nice masculine card! I bet it is really shimmery in person!

Patti Chesky said...

Love the look of the faux mother of pearl technique. I bet it's really stunning in person!

gbarron56 said...

Jonia -- love what you did with the shimmer paint -- wow, that is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and thanks for playing along this week on Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen