Yes, another very cool sketch from Stamping 411 for you to try this week! I'm sure it will be very popular!
I knew immediately when I saw the sketch this week what I was going to do. I used Stampin' Up's awesome masculine set, The Open Seas, available in the Summer Mini This is a technique I used in my Technique Class this month…I called it Faux Parchment.
The base of the card is Soft Suede. I distressed the edges of the Crumb Cake layer and added the map print from Newsprint Designer Paper, sponging around all the edges with Soft Suede Classic Ink…and on the map DSP itself. I wrapped around the Basic Black 1 1/4 Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon, then tied on the Jewelry Tag with Linen Thread. It is stamped with 4 You from Tiny Tags Stamp Set in Soft Suede. I added two of the brads from Vintage Trinkets in the upper left corner and the safety pin above the Jewelry Tag.
I cut the larger Scallop Square from the Square Duo Die in Soft Suede and crumbled it up, then used Soft Suede ink around the edges. I added the Faux Parchment Technique square, embossed with The Open Seas ship over top. The ledger is stamped in the background, too. I love how real the "parchment" looks! Again, the edges were distressed with the Distressing Tool and sponged with Soft Suede! My Technique Class really loved this card!
I love the masculine look and feel to this card! Make sure to check out what the rest of the Stamping 411 Design Operators did this week! I'm sure you will be amazed!