I found this cool US die cut shape in the Silhouette store & thought it would be fun to use it as a mask on one of my latest cards. But... to get the look I was after, I had to do a masking double take. Let me show you what I mean...
I started by masking the outer edges of the map, leaving the center open. Then I took my entire sheet of Studio Calico state stamps & stamped onto patterned paper using navy ink.
To really make the map stand out, I placed a mask over the area that I had just stamped & sprayed silver Mister Huey ink over the entire piece.
I cut a wood frame out using my Silhouette as well. (Did you know you can run the slim wood sheets through your die cutter?!? It probably dulled my blade to pieces, but I just had to try it! I've cut several things after the fact & they seem to still cut just fine. Fingers crossed for future success.) ;) I didn't use a mat - just ran the wood straight through by itself with the highest blade setting.
And yes. That is yet another wood veneer shape that I used on this project. I told you that I couldn't quit! The little heart was just what I needed to give the card more meaning.
You can find out more about this card in my Two Peas Gallery.
Card Supplies: (click on pictures for links)