Monday, August 29, 2011

Simon Says Travel

Simon Says Stamp and Show Travel.

This is the entry for the challenge

I was inspired by 'Decorative Tape' technique in the July Craft Stamper (UK).

Lay strips of Sellotape onto NON STICK craft sheet.
Few drops of alcohol ink onto blending tool with a little blending solution.
Drag the ink across the tape. It will dry on the tape.
The article says to use Archival ink, but I used Staz On in black.
I stamped a Paris Postcard stamp by Stampotique several times across the length of the tape.
I had laid out a few strips of tape to about the same size as the stamp.
The alcohol ink colours I used were Sail Boat Blue,Watermelon and Citrus.

I attached the tape to white card.Applied distress stain in Old Paper to rest of the white card.Sponged some Frayed Burlap distress ink.
The 'mini postcard' was trimmed,distress edges and 'scratched' with scratching tool.
Frayed Burlap distress ink on edges and over scratches to highlight.
The Chic Lady from Darkroom Door 1920's Chic set was stamped on scrap white card in Versafine black. Coloured dress with Blue Lagoon Viva Metallic paint.(Rachel Greig gave me the tip).The collar,belt and bow coloured with Frayed Burlap distess ink.
Matted on light blue,then folded brown card.

For all you TYPO fans out there. The mini postcard I used comes in a set of 52 different mini postcards called 'Message in a Box' They are stored in a cute little silver tin with a hinged lid.


  1. Gorgeous!!! Love the tape technique Shirley! xx

  2. Ooh how elegant is she!? I love how she is placed so she is almost staring out the window at the Eiffel Tower. Lovely work!!

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  3. Lovely card, it is very 1920s vintage - just gorgeous. I saw that magazine article too on the tape and I think you explained it a little better and am now keen to give it a go - thank you

  4. Hi Shirley. I love your vintage travel card. Really cool technique on the tape. Love the stamped image and how you colorized it. Love the vintage photo and how you distressed it and the tissue tape...really nice touch! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  5. Hi Shirley! I love how you blended the colors as they are seamless! Beautiful vintage card! Thanks also for stopping by my blog!

  6. Love that sticky tape technique Shirley - it turned out fabulous! Great way to use it to tie your design together :)

  7. Isnt' she somethin'! Love her! Great card and love how you used the tissue tape. Love that stuff!