19 September 2021

Technique Tuesday: Travel Promo

Hello, friends! 

I'm back (after a long break from blogging- it's a lot of work to write a post! LOL!) and super excited to share several projects today featuring some Technique Tuesday's stamps and dies. ***BONUS: Technique Tuesday has a SALE going on this weekend-- use code SHIP30 for 30% off $30 or more!

I might have been absent from the internet and blogging... but I've been super busy in my studio creating these special projects for this promotion! I have a few projects to share today including one of Trav's FAVORITE designs. 

For my first project, I created a magnetic vacation countdown frame using the Technique Tuesday My Trip stamp set and Amazing Arrows dies. As soon as I saw this set I knew I wanted to make a fun project that everyone could see in the home or office. 

Countdowns are fun for just about any occasions (birthdays, vacations, baby's due dates, Christmas, anniversaries, etc)! My vacation countdown has many different details: masked words, layered background (for dimension- even if it is behind the frame glass), and a marquee sentiment that was stamped on transparency paper! It's so fun! 
Techniques: fussy cutting, masking, die cutting, layering, stamping, transparency paper, marquee letters

I created the bent arrow (90* angle) by using a technique, partial die cutting, that I shared in a video 4 years ago. You can check it out HERE
Die cut only part of the arrow by moving the top plate over. Be sure to tape down your die image! 
This look like the same photo, but it's not! Flip the arrow and die cut again but not all the way to the previous cut. 
Use a cutting knife to carefully remove the arrow from your paper! This is an EASY technique and a great way to modify your dies! 

Supplies: TT My Trip stamps and Captions and Labels dies, Amazing Arrows dies; Ranger Oxide Distress inks: Faded Jeans, Speckled Egg, Pumice Stone; Archival ink: Jet Black; American Crafts Buenos Dias! 12x12 paper; magnetic photo frame and dry erase marker

Trav wanted to photobomb my picture because this is one of his favorite projects! LOL! 

I wanted to do something super simple for my next project, and I found the perfect pre-made cardbases from Joann's! This CAS travel card set is perfect for the adventurous friend, family member, or graduate! You could even give these to someone who is starting a new job or moving. You really can't go wrong with a simple sentiment embossed in gold on a fun cardbase (and this stamp set has multiple sentiments perfect for a card set!!!)! EASY! 
Techniques: CAS, stamping, embossing
Supplies: TT Adventure Awaits; ICT VersaMark ink and gold embossing powder; Place & Time Summertime Papercrafting cards and envelopes

After some simple designs, I wanted to push myself to focus on fussy cutting the globe image in the TT Adventure Awaits stamp set. This card was easy to make, but it really pushed my creativity style. I usually work with bold colors and patterned papers. This is more vintage and sophisticated (well, at least that's what I think when I see it! LOL!). 

This design actually was a mistake at first. I messed up my masking technique because I FORGOT to mask the word "new"! I was going to have it on a tiny tag with the airplane and then stapled to the globe. When I forgot to mask while stamping, I had to redesign that area. The sentiment is off centered due to this mistake, but I really like how it turned out overall:) 

 I love that matching map paper in the globe! So fun!  
Techniques: fussy cutting, stamping, layering, embossing, masking (not really)
Supplies: TT My Trip and Adventure Awaits stamps; ICT VersaMark ink; WOW Embossing Powder Metallic Platinum Super Fine; The Stamp Market Jade and Slate ink, Jade paper; American Crafts The color of Memories papers; Bazzill Basics Paper Kraft

I went really out of my comfort zone for my final creation! I was inspired by a travel themed card and video by Stamping with Alice. I don't normally use transparency paper or stamp on the inside of cards... but her card was so cute that I had to recreate it using my TT Adventure Awaits stamps. I used the same papers as I did for the previous card (I already had them on my desk- why not!? LOL!). This card was actually SUPER easy to create! 
I love that the compass MOVES! Both the inside and the outside compass move together when you spin the circle:) 
NOTE: For some unknown reason, the next to photos are a different color ??? Either way, it shows the inside of the card. I used a very small (and very OLD- at least 10 years old) brad for the spinning compass piece. It was perfect for this idea of having both compasses spin! 
Techniques: clear view, stamping inside a card, embossing, stamping, die cutting, layering

Supplies:  TT Adventure Awaits stamps; ICT VersaMark ink; WOW Embossing Powder Metallic Platinum Super Fine; The Stamp Market Navy paper and ink; Bazzzill Basics Paper Kraft; American Crafts The Color of Memories; Inspired by Alice Tomal

I think these creations using just a few Technique Tuesday stamps and dies were fun to create and really stretched my crafting abilities! I hope you are inspired by them! And don't forget to shop their SALE HERE!! ****SALE ends Sunday night!!

THANKS so much for stopping by! 
Be blessed ❤️