Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What You Mean To Me

For the longest time I have wanted a stamp with the image of a map on it.  I'm not sure why because it's probably not really my style,  but I had thoughts of using it to create backgrounds.  So, I got one from Stampers Anonymous, a Tim Holtz stamp.

Then whilst I was working through my craft room, tidying up (back in Houston) , I got to thinking about my husband and that led me to make a card, a very simple card.  I found a sentiment in one of my Hero Arts sets that said "You Mean So Much To Me", but felt that it did not express really HOW MUCH Michael means to me and so I scratched part of it out....

After stamping the map in black ink I inked up the entire image with Antique Linen distress ink and the edges with some Vintage Photo.

Like I said, extremely simple, but in my eyes it says what my heart was feeling!

Have an awesome day!

12 comments:

Elizabeth Allan said...

Love the way you altered the sentiment Brenda!

Robin K. said...

What a perfect card for your hubby!! I'm sure he will treasure it:)

Lisa said...

This reminds me of an antique globe Brenda...wonderful! And I love what you've done with the sentiment, especially the pop of red!

Rosemary said...

a truly heartfelt card, brenda and one that your husband will treasure!

Anita Rex said...

Oh this card is so sweet in it's meaning and what you wrote! I love it! I love that you wanted a map stamp found it and made the perfect card with it! :> I bet it's hard with a hubby who has to travel lots for work, sending hugs!

Martha said...

Hi, Brenda! OH, I enjoyed reading your story about this ADORABLE "map" card...SO heart-warming!! It speaks volumes about the tender-hearted person you are. Michael is blessed to have you!

The distress inking and sentiment are perfect! The map looks antique. Love what you did!

Have a wonderful day!
BIG HUGS to you, my friend!

Barb said...

I'll bet Michael loved this, Bren! Your distressing is perfect, and what a neat idea to cross off part of the sentiment and add your own words - so sweet! :)

Dawn said...

what a thoughtful card Brenda. The map stamp is great.

Lisa said...

L O V E this B! Such a clever spin on the stamp and changing the sentiment really makes it special.
So glad Michael will be home SOON!
XX

Maureen Morton said...

What a heartfelt creation, Brenda...love the image and, of course, the dear sentiment.

Emily Leiphart said...

I LOVE this, Brenda, and I know what you mean about needing map stamps! I have this one, too, and need to ink it up.

Michelle said...

Wonderful card for your husband, Brenda! I'm sure he loves it!