Concord & 9th stamp sets
Using Globe Greetings Set
To make the globes, I die cut out circles from Canson Watercolor paper using the circle from the matching die set. To adhere the flocking, I stamped the continent layer stamp on the circle with VersaMark ink and then added WOW Bonding Powder. When this powder is heat set, it's tacky and the flock will now stick to the paper. The flocking is from a Martha Stewart set.
To add water to the world, I used Hero Arts Turquoise Silk Ink which comes in a nail polish bottle. I tried two ways of coloring the globe: (1) putting the liquid ink on a stamp block and picking up the color with my water brush and (2) adding water to the globe and then dropping in liquid silk ink. Picking up the color resulted in a softer look whereas water first, liquid silk ink second made for a darker look. I like dropping in the color because it darkened the continents creating a gradient on the flocking.
Topping off the card
To complete the cards, I cut out foam circles and mounted the water colored globes onto them and then adhered the globe to the front globe panel. I then adhered the front panel onto Hero Arts card bases. Inside the Happy Birthday cards, I stamped: The World's Best sentiment to tie in why a globe should be a part of a birthday card. I really enjoy this set and can see it being used for masculine cards. I would like to try coloring the world in different colors besides green and blue.
If you would like to try making these cards, here is a list of supplies I used. For some items, I use affiliate links which if you chose to use them, provide me with a small commission that is used to support this blog. Thank you for your support and have a great, crafty day!
Globe Greetings Stamp Set
from: Concord & 9th
Globe Greetings Dies
from: Concord & 9th
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