Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sweet 'n Sassy Release Week - Across the Miles

Say it isn't over!!  I hope you've had an amazing few days following all of the beautiful Sweet 'n Sassy creations!  This is our last day and today we're showcasing the Across the Miles stamp set.  It's darling, love the travel them, and the wee little plane...isn't is fantastic!  And wait until you see the entire set, shown below, it's wonderful!!

For my card, I employed a little gesso resist technique, which is something I've been showcasing in some videos over the past few weeks.  For this card I actually used gesso as an ink for the stamps.  I used stamp 'n press foam to load the gesso onto the stamp and then stamped directly onto a piece of manila.  Once the gesso was dry, I put some Distress Stain on my craft sheet and ran the manila through the stain.  The gesso resists the stain!  Love that!  (You can see the entire technique here)  I then added the fun arrow, which you can bend because it's acrylic (love that!) and plane.  A piece of embossed cardstock and the sentiment were the finishing touches!

Want to see more?  Check out all of the details below....


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

Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away this adorable 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!

23 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

My goodness this is gorgeous! I haven't seen anything with gesso before that I liked, but this card is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Tricia

Message Keeper said...

This is lovely especially stamping the plane onto the world map!

Cynthia said...

Wow, what a great effect you've achieved with the gesso technique! Love this CAS design, Kim. I will be back to watch your tutorial. :)

Gio Smith said...

This is fantastic Kim!! I will be checking that technique late :)

Jan Leslie said...

Wow - wow - wow! Awesome job!

Heather said...

This resist technique is beautiful! It really adds depth and interest to an otherwise simple card! And I love the little bit of embossed cardstock showing behind the main panel.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a cool technique! I definitely need to try this, the effect is gorgeous!

Pati said...

Wow, very cool card! I like your technique, cool effect, and that you popped the image and the embossed background on the base.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Kim. Love the gesso and the colors. The textures look amazing! I also like the arrow!

Jean Bullock said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! This is totally frame-worthy! Great job!

Sue D said...

Great technique and I like the texture.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Absolutely love this! I will have to try this technique!

jean w. said...

Wonderful card! I'll have to check out the Gesso video when I have a little more time...

Sandy said...

I love the textures to your card and the colors! So beautifully done!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

This is so fantastic, Kim! I feel like I am looking at an Olde World map. I have often wondered if and how I could stamp with gesso, and now you have made it a reality! I loved your demo of this gesso resist techique. I just need to try it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Dina Kowal said...

Can't stop looking at your card - I love the map image in negative, the texture of the gesso, and isn't the bendy arrow fun?! The black stamping really pops, and that quote... it's really so true, especially in one of my favorite fonts. Thanks for making my stamps look so GOOD! xoxo

the primitive country bug said...

Wow! Your card is amazing. I'm off to check out the gesso resist post.

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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momandmec said...

Kudos to you for the great job you did with this stamp set!

Donna Jones said...

Hi Kim,
Love your gesso resist technique...stunning :-)
Donna Jones

Josh Budreau said...

Fantastic card! Love the embossed layer and how you added the airplane to the map. Love the sentiments in this set! TFS God bless!!

Kathy Colegrove said...

beautiful card. Love the distress look. Very nice!

Janis said...

Love the resist technique. The colors are wonderful.