Life Is A Beautiful Journey World Map Card

by Joanne James1. February 2021 12:00

Happy Monday everyone! So no snow here over the weekend in the UK, much to the disappointment of the James Juniors, but more than enough rain - with more on the way! So I'm staying away from the flood waters and dreaming of distant shores today with a card inspired by the inspiration photo over at The Card Concept that also uses the sketch over at Fusion:


As much as I love the Fusion inspiration photo, I wanted to use the sketch to create a Clean and Layered card using some rather neglected annual catalogue supplies for The Card Concept - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

World of Good - I chose to break out some of the World of Good papers for today's card, which reminded me of the colours and textures in the CC inspiration photo. Having chosen a piece of embossed map paper for my main panel, I then used this as the basis for the colour scheme for the rest of my card. 

Beautiful World - There isn't a huge amount of stamping on today's card, since it's the diecuts and paper that takes centre stage. That said, the sentiment, detail for the base of my globe and the detail inside my card are all courtesy of the 'Beautiful World' stamp set, which is about travel in the traditional sense but also personal journeys, which is where I went with my card today. You can see how the sentiment finishes inside my card below:


World Map Dies - I decided to pick up on the gold embossed detail of my paper by using a golden globe (not of the acting award kind!) as the focal point for my card. I backed this with a vellum panel, as I didn't want to detract from that wonderful map paper. I adhered my globe to it, then added glue to the reverse of the vellum where the globe was to enable me to add this to my card base without seeing any adhesive through the vellum. 


Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with this week's card for our new colour challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (6) -

Julie Gearinger
Julie GearingerUnited States
2/1/2021 5:41:14 PM #

Love the use of the sketch and your card is perfect for our challenge! The background looks fabulous as well as the gold die cut globe- great job, sweet friend! We are so thrilled that you took the time to play along with us at The Card Concept- we hope you can join us again soonSmile

Nancy Penir
Nancy PenirUnited States
2/1/2021 6:02:34 PM #

Joanne, your card is stunning! That fun paper was a great way to start, and then your globe! Lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
2/1/2021 7:36:12 PM #

That's lovely - makes a great masculine card

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/1/2021 7:45:54 PM #

WOW!  This is an amazing card using fabulous works perfectly with the Card Concept challenge!  That globe is perfect with those papers!  Thanks for sharing this with us this week!

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
2/2/2021 3:07:46 AM #

Your elements came together perfectly!  Beautiful card and so perfect for that challenge!

VickyUnited Kingdom
2/2/2021 2:53:59 PM #

I'm not sure how much of a beautiful journey life is at the moment Joanne but I expect I could just do with a good night's sleep! I really love that die cut globe and love  the way you highlighted it on the vellum. Vicky x

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