Wednesday, 13 November 2019

The Traveller

Hello and welcome to my blog  :)  I have a collage/mixed media card to share with you today that I made for someone who loves travelling, as you can see I used it as a birthday card - belated I'm afraid  ;)  
I have used stamps from La Blanche - their Vintage Collection and Background Set; Distress Oxide inks, Versafine inks - sepia and black, a lazer cut MDF piece, puffy stickers and Vintage Ephemera from La Blanche, a couple of stencils and a some dies from my stash.

I took a piece of white card and blended a couple of DOs all over it.  I then flicked water over it and faux bleached randomly.  When it was dry I used a blue ink to stamp a collage image randomly over the background.

I took a stencil from my stash and used DO inks to add another layer to my background.  I love layering backgrounds.

I used a couple of the background stamps to stamp around the edges of a white base card.

I matted the background panel onto black card.

I stamped several focal images relating to travel with a Steampunk and Vintage twist, then cut them out.  I added gold gilding wax to the compass.

Next I took a piece of printed ephemera, I tore the edges and added ink to them then folded and rolled them to create an old, distressed look.

I took an MDF embellishment of a gentleman on a Penny Farthing, which was beautifully detailed, and stamped a postal themed collage image in black Versafine ink over it.

I stamped and coloured some more focal images.  I attached the background panel to the base card at an angle, then attached the other images and embellishments.  I decided to add the Penny Farthing because  the recipient is really into mountain biking, and he likes Steampunk too.  

I added some puffy stickers that look like rivets to add to the industrial Steampunk look.  Everyone knows how much I love Steampunk and Vintage so I  had a lovely time creating this card!  These gorgeous stamps are among my favourites in my collection, and the image of the lady with a steam ship and clock in her head is one of my oldest stamps.  It works just as well now as it did when new.  
Thank you for popping in today, I hope you have enjoyed this post.  Feel free to leave me a comment, I love to hear from you, and I hope that you'll drop by again soon  :)


  1. Hi Penny, this is a stunning card, so much detail to look at. I love your mix of images and the background papers are brilliant. Hope all is well with you, Kate x

    1. Hi Kate, thank you so much hun! It means a lot to me that you still take time to look on here and comment :) xxx