Hi everyone! Monday and time for another Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge. This week we are travelling, with our challenge 'passport to fun', and I took an imaginary inky trip to Paris.
I have never been to Paris, so it was fun to take a trip there with stamps, inks and dies. I wanted to use my new Tim Holtz Paris Memoir and Paris to London sets and thought the Eiffel Tower would look great on a pop-up. I love making pop-ups, they are so much fun and also give more space to embellish. I used the Sizzix 3-D Label die by Karen Burniston for the pop-up. It was die cut from manila cardstock, which was inked with Barn Door, Fired Brick, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and a bit of Black Soot around the edges.
The man was stamped on Specialty Stamping paper with Archival Jet Black and inked with Barn Door, Antique Linen and Salty Ocean. The Eiffel tower was embossed with Platinum embossing powder on Specialty Stamping paper. I painted it with Pitch Black paint and when it was almost dry, wiped the paint off from the embossing. The combination of the embossing and the matte black paint looks pretty cool in real life.
Love that this hot air balloon stamps now come in a smaller size too (I used the big version on the front of the card). I stamped postage stamps on postage die cuts.
A sentiment from Tim's Simple Sayings was stamped in two parts, so that it could fit onto a mini ticket.
Did you know that the hot air balloon, which was the first successful human-carrying flight technology, was invented in France 1783. When we were children, we marveled at hot air balloons flying above our house. It was especially cool if there were many at once.
The little Eiffel Tower stamp is from Hero Arts. I tucked another postage stamp die cut behind the balloon.
I hope you will join us on some travels this week! As always, our great sponsor Simon Says Stamp gives a $50 gift voucher to one random participant.
Thank you for stopping by! Happy Stamping!
Dies: Sizzix: 3-D Label Pop-Up; Mini Bottle Cap & Stamp, Postage Stamp Frame, Mini Filmstrip & Tickets,
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Paris Memoir, Remnants, Warehouse District, Paris to London, French Marketplace, Elements of Time, Mini Classics, Artful Voyage, Simple Sayings; Hero Arts: Untitled Heart
Surfaces: Ranger Manila cardstock; Ranger Specialty Stamping paper; Wendy Vecchi Clearly for Art Modeling Film; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Collage Mini 8 x8 paper stash
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black; Distress Ink: Salty Ocean, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Black Soot, Tumbled Glass, Gathered Twigs, Peacock Feathers, Broken China; Ranger Emboss-It dabber
Alcohol Ink: Adirondack: Silver, Sailboat Blue
Paint: Adirondack Pitch Black
Mist: Biscotti Perfect Pearls mist
Embossing powder: Ranger Liquid Platinum
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Pen Nibs