I love playing along with craft roulette. It challenges me to work outside my comfort zone and try new (and/or messy) things. I love how this turned out.
I started by embossing the background on some midnight navy cardstock and then used my finger to rub some Paper Glaze from Picket Fence Studios over the raised areas. Then I set it aside to dry.
I stamped the Antique Hero Map on to a piece of cream, 65 lb. cardstock and tore around the edges before crumpling it into a loose ball. I wanted texture, but not too much.
I added ink to create a tea dyed/aged look. This is a combination of Vintage Photo and Pumice Stone. I used lots of water which helped the ink to separate into a larger variety of colors. It's worth noting I used the Pumice Stone reinker here. My pad was pretty dry and the reinker meant it was more concentrated.
Embossing Folder: Retired Stampin' Up
metallic rocks...I think these are resin filler. I'm not sure where I got them, but they sure are pretty!
I've been making cards for over ten years and there are a few things that get used on a daily basis. They make cardmaking more joyful for me. I hope this list is helpful for you. Some items are listed with an affiliate link which offers me a small commission at no cost to you (items noted with an asterisk), while others are linked here just because I think these products are the best!
Misti Stamping Tool [SCB]*
Big Momma Foam Tape Roll [SSS] (1mm thick, which is about half the width of most foam tape)
Thanks for coming! I hope you enjoyed today's project!