Really funny story. The week that Neat and Tangled released their topography stamp set was the week that my Mother called me, very excitedly, that she found my father’s Christmas gift. In February. The gift she bought him was an artisan made platter and bowl that had the print of a topographical map! She sent me a photo, it looks awesome. Immediately I said, “I’ll make you a card to go with it!”

Here is the card, I didn’t want to use any Christmas sentiments on it, I could see her giving it to him earlier; his birthday is in August. The stamp set has several wonderful sentiments that can be made from it, but I loved the saying: Blessed Are The Curious For They Shall Have Adventures.

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To make this card I used my Misti and some Momento Tuxedo Black ink to get the image, it took many pressings in order to get a good impression, the stamp is so large and intricate. I colored this using Copic markers: E21, E31, G12, G40, G94, Y02, Y11, and YG25.

I heat embossed the sentiment using Hero Arts Embossing Powder in Gold onto some vellum. Then I added small dots of adhesive on the back side, underneath the letters, adhered the vellum to my Copic colored panel, and let that rest overnight with a weight on it.  The heat from my heat tool slightly warped the vellum, the next morning it was laying nice and flat!

While I was waiting I die cut the trees and colored them with Copic markers: BG78, E13, E15, E18, E29, G07, G14, G28, G94, G99, RV69, and YG17. This was adhered to the vellum, then I added dots of adhesive to the underside of the vellum where the trees would cover it. The lineup of the trees, how they aren’t centered on the card, was intentional, I wanted the point of the tallest tree to line up with the “A” in the sentiment.

The final touch was a couple of sequins, these are from A Muse Studio, in order to hide where I planned to add adhesive in the top left corner.

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Stamps and dies used on this card can be found here:
Neat and Tangled: Topography
Technique Tuesday: Taller Than Trees

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