Monday, 6 May 2013

Ahoy Matey with Mpress Journeys

After an extensive Google search that shows me nothing.... lol I am pretty sure the stamp set I have used for this card is Mpress Journeys. Unfortunately it seems like you can't get it anymore :( I eventually had the  brainwave to go check previous orders on the website where I bought it.
As you can see here the mat for the card was stamped with the map, then crumpled and flattened back out and distress ink added to the ridges and spritzed with water to move the colour around. Then a good amount of distress ink was added around the edges to add a border and the edges distressed with the Tim Holtz Distress Tool.
I stamped and fussy cut around the ship and lighthouse before distress inking around them. A little too much ink ended up on the lighthouse lol . . . I added these to the card with foam tape. I used two Lifetsyle Craft Nesting Labels dies and my Ebosser to create the mount for the sentiment. No I didn't miss stamp. That's how the sentiment is :P
I love this stamp set. Such a shame you can't get it anymore :( All the elements were stamped with Timber Brown Stazon onto white cs then distressed brown. Some elements came out a lil darker than I wanted but as this card is for a boy I figured he would hardly notice lol...
Happy Scrappin'

PS I have been posting from my stack of drafts as it has been school holidays and crafting has been on the down low. Should have some exciting new projects to share very soon :)


  1. Lovely card, and love the stamps! The inking effect is cool! :)

  2. Fabulous card, Love the stamping & great distressing... joined as a follower and looking forward to working with you soon... May x x x

  3. This is a stunning work of art! Awesome distressing action. So glad you joined the EE team!
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts