Sunday, August 4, 2013


I love going to the mailbox and seeing what awaits me. There is nothing more exciting that receiving a handwritten piece of mail.  The challenge this week at  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is airmail.  It got me thinking about my various travel stamps.

My first thought was this wonderful Hero Arts Around the World stamp that I rarely use but really love.

I misted the background of the tag with a touch of brown spray.

I stamped the background repeatedly with the postage using black ink.  I then added color to sections using my watercolor pencils and waterbrush.

I decided to die cut a few shapes and wanted to die cut the Eiffel tower.  I thought it would be fun to die cut it from travel themed paper tape.

I wrapped cardstock with paper tape.

I die cut the shapes from the tape. I then cut the clock from white carsdtock and inked it up with the Ranger Distress Stain - Aged Mahogany .

I added a few strips of the paper tape to the background before attaching the die cuts. I smeared Aged Mahogany over the surface of the Eiffel tower and sponged the edges with black ink.

 I added a gem flourish, leaf, and multiple flowers to finish my focal point with the letters for Paris around the edge of the clock.

Products:  Around the World, Tim Holtz - Sizzix Die - Eiffel Tower Die, Tim Holtz Sizzix Weathered Clock Die, Darjeeling Petaloo Flowers, My Moments Flowers,  Cavallini & Co - Paris Paper Tape, Prima Wood Engraver Button, TIm Holtz Idea-Ology Accoutraments, Pink Paislee Copper Luxe Letters, Ranger Distress Ink - Aged Mahogany, StazOn - Black Die Ink, Ranger Archival Ink - Coffee, Mister Huey - Chocolate Brown Spray, Aged Mahogany Distress Stain

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  1. What a gorgeous card, Suzz. It's such a brilliant idea to have die cut on the wrapped paper tape. The color scheme on the tag is fantastic! :)

  2. Das sieht klasse aus, Suzz

    Sophie xx

  3. are so clever! I love your Eiffel Tower due cut from travel tape stuck on paper! What a brilliant idea! I also ADORE your stamped background. The colors are awesome and your collage of stamps really looks amazing. Such a lovely tag! Hugs, Candy

  4. As usual Suzz, I am so impressed with your tag. It is stunning. Love how you have layered the stamping and added the dies. All together just incredible.

  5. Beautiful tag Sue! Love the background and the great use of die cuts.

  6. Gorgeous tag Suzanne! LOVE the background and clock face!

  7. Gorgeous travel tag Suzz, love how you covered the paper and then die cut the elements. The overall feel and look of this piece is stunning and works so well. Wonderful design. Love how you used the weathered clock die too. Tracy x x

  8. Fabulous background - I love that you coloured some of those background elements, and the clock in ruby red looks so amazing... great tag!
    Alison x

  9. Wonderful and fab step by step
    Rosie x

  10. Really cool tag, Suzz! I just love seeing the step by step of how you made it :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  11. Holy cow! So much talent and techniques packed into one little tag! This is a show-stopper for sure! Thanks for sharing this and for the detailed pics of how you created this masterpiece! Love it!

  12. What a beautiful tag! It has so many details and things going on. Really pretty! Hugs, Sandra

  13. Thanks for the step by step for this fabulous Tag Sue. It would have driven me bonkers trying to work out how and what you'd done, lol! I especially love how you used the paper tape on card for your diecut Eiffel Tower. Brilliant work as always.

    Lesley Xx

  14. Your tag is gorgeous. The colors are so eye catching. I love it. Thank you for sharing the steps you took in making this tag. I find how you did the Eiffel town very interesting. Your tag looks great!

  15. SO GORGEOUS!!! Love these papers! The theme and colors are wonderful too!!!!

  16. LOVE how this came together - gorgeous!

  17. Suzz, this is a gorgeous tag! I love all of the collaged elements. And I REALLY, really like how you created your background. I saw your process and had an "aha!" moment. It seems silly, but I usually add my misting after, not before the stamping. No wonder I never cared for my results! Doing it before makes so much more sense and it's GORGEOUS! So thank you for showing your techniques. I owe ya one. ;)

  18. I love the pattern mixing and layers in this tag. It's amazing how we both used the clock face, yet got two very different looks. Blessings!


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