Today is release day for another wonderful Artistic Outpost plate - French Flight!
Here is a brief description of the new plate:
In the late 1700's , two French brothers, Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier launched the first manned balloon from the from the center of Paris and flew for a period of 20 minutes. In 1793, Jean Pierre Blanchard became the first to fly a hot air balloon in North America, yet another French adventurer!
This stamp collection pay homage to these adventurers. Fun, quirky, with a little bit of Steampunk thrown in for good measure, French Flight is pure creative delight.
Collection available in both unmounted rubber sheets or pre-mounted on EZMount cling foam and hand trimmed on a clear cling storage card.
The images are so fun with this set I want to share two of the cards I created for the release:
First I created a montage of the Steampunk images and embellishments with the dare devil image and his balloon! I used some of the wonderful Graphic 45 Steampunk pattern paper as my background. Stamped the image and created a hot air balloon to go with the balloonist.
The second card started with the three men used to create a crowd:
Here is the front of the card. They were stamped multiple times on a piece of pattern paper using two masks. I stamped the one gentlemen on another piece of paper and cut him out and pop dotted him and gave him a red bow tie. I then turned the card into an easel card that looks like this when opened:
I used the fun sentiment from the Think and Wonder plate, which I think will be perfect for a graduation card!
For more inspiration, go visit the wonderful design team: