Hello Nomad friends. Memory Box have the theme of hearts for their February challenge. I don't have any of their heart dies but when I saw the Sending Oceans of Love sentiment in their Oceanside Typewriter Sentiments stamp set I decided to think outside the box a bit. I found some curiously patterned paper and paired it a heart embossing folder and some fish!!
A perfect valentine for an Oceanographer.
Hearts in the sea and fish out of water!!!! I think these oddly combined elements work strangely well together.
I wanted to show the patterned paper sheet I started with. I got this World Travels pad at The Works. This is a sheet 30 x 30 printed with 6 distressed map pieces. Isn't it cool!!
I chose the map bottom right. I stamped the sending oceans of love sentiment from Memory Box Oceanside Typewriter Sentiments using brown archival ink. It fitted so perfectly into the space it looks like it is part of the original sheet!!!! Then I embossed this piece with Do-Crafts Hearts embossing folder, distressed the edges of the sheet and inked them with Frayed Burlap distress ink.
I mounted the distressed panel on a card base made from another sheet from the World Travel paper pad and cut some fish from the same sheet using the die from Memory Box Underwater Scene die set. Strange, but kinda cool me think. What say you??
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