The European Tourist: Mixed Media Pamphlet Card
Since my card is European themed I guess I have to talk about Europe. Only, I don’t have a whole lot to say because I have never been there. But, Europe is certainly on my bucket list along with a very long list of other places to visit. I copied a few things from my bucket list to give you an idea of what I had in mind.
- Visit Scotland – stay in castle, see the ‘Highland Games’, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
- Visit England- see the Crown Jewels, Buckingham Palace, take a Harry Potter filming tour, eat in a tea room, Egyptian Collection at the British Museum, 21B Baker Street, Jane Austen’s Home, Bookshops
- Visit France- Walk to the top of the Eiffel Tower, Mont St-Michel, Nice, D-Day Beaches, Luxembourg Gardens, Louvre,
- Visit Ireland- Cong Village (Quiet Man location), Kiss the Blarney Stone, eat in a Pub, Long Room at the Trinity College Library
- Cruise the Mediterranean
- Ride a Gondola in Venice
Since I have never been to Europe I would love to hear your suggestions, to a future tourist, of where your favorite or most memorable spots are. They don’t have to be in the countries I mentioned. They can be anywhere because guess what…my list is really long! And I don’t mind making it longer. 😉
Creating the Pamphlet Card
This project was created for the Aall and Create ITAC’17 European Challenge. I was especially inspired by Dee Dee Catron’s Pamphlet. I made my own version of a pamphlet card using the same technique for assemblage as demonstrated in Dee Dee’s video.
I covered my card with various old European book texts and advertisements. I stamped the background with a map stamp and a Japanese wave stamp for texture. A number and letter stencil was used in the background. Fresco Finish and Distress Paints in various Blue‘s were dripped in the background. I stitched around the edges with a sewing machine. I then started layering all my embellishments. The bottom layer is Seth Apter’s new stamp by PaperArtsy, followed by book paper, a few modern die cuts, Tim Holtz Chipboard and an Artistic Outpost stamp with a face.
I kept the inside relatively simple. I cut out a Tim Holtz cabinet card die cut and used it as a pocket. The vintage housewife is from Lost Coast Designs. She is surrounded by UmWow Studio chipboard circles and a few other embellishments.
Thank you for looking! And don’t forget to leave me suggestions of your favorite European spots or spots on your bucket list.
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