The FASHIONABLE STAMPING CHALLENGE team would like to take you for a spin around the world! We are flying, sailing, driving and even motor cycling around the world or countryside! Won't you join us and experience life outside the box! Oh and speaking of "box," what I have here is an altered cigar box that I made using all Artistic Outpost stamps! I really hope my hubby will love his "Route 66" box which was certainly made with love and lots of glue! Well we sure hope you will come and play along and really stop by and have a visit with my awesome and talented "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." Could not resist!
Tim's Kraft paper and adding some interest with the Distress Inks, listed below. Lots of cutting and measuring! Now of course I would use the world travel piece paper, which I thought was just so perfect for the inside. I took some white wrinkled tissue paper and ran some Distress Inks (Faded Jeans, Tea Dye, Peeled Paint) lightly over the entire sheet! Do make sure that Distress Inks are dry before stamping and added embossing powder, because they do stay damp for a while. This was glued down using Mod Podge and I crinkled it up a little more for extra dimension. Then I covered with another layer of Mod Podge, which will now be referred to as MP!! Some of the images (motor cycle, hotel scene) were stamped with black craft and clear heat embossed on the colored tissue paper. These were then cut out and glued down. I wanted them to blend in! The gas pump, motel sign, etc., were stamped on white tissue paper with distress inks and or markers, then clear embossed. Some images were just stamped directly on the tissued covered box and then covered in clear embossing powder. The little map was also shaded around the edges for a more worn look, which is quite faint. For each piece, a layer of MP and then the paper and then another layer of MP! I added a little Mica Flakes for fun! I decided to keep this somewhat flat, because it will be used and too many embellishments would get in the way! This was a fun project and more so that it will be a gift!
Hope you all are doing well and just about ready for the Holidays! I still have shopping to do for my hubby, but he is easy - NOT! He always wants some stupid thing from Sears and I don't like shopping at Sears! Usually I order online and then just go to the store for pickup! Other than crafts, I am not a shopper! Is that not a sad thing? Well I won't be doing any posting until after Christmas, but will visit blogs as I have a few of you I need to give a "hello" to. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and the very best of the Holiday season!
Distress Inks: Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Barn Door, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
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