The European Tourist: Mixed Media Pamphlet Card

The European Tourist

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.

The Cover

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.

Related European Art: French Inspired Wall HangingArtistic Outpost in Paris , Mind the Gap Mail Art, British Tea Canvas, Cheerio Card,

The Inside

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.

Challenges Entered:


 Aall and Create: Challenge 1: Europe  #itac17 #AALLtournament2017 #aallandcreate

Creative Artiste: Challenge 29 Anything Goes

Crafty Creations: #348 Anything Goes

More Mixed Media Challenge: Anything Goes

Frilly And Funkie Challenge: On the Cutting Edge

15 thoughts on “The European Tourist: Mixed Media Pamphlet Card”

  • Your travel brochure is gorgeous, very stylish. Great colours, too. There are lots of wonderful places to visit in Europe, even here in Germany, which you left off your list, so I think you need to add a trip along the Rhine! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

    • I would love to visit Germany! I didn’t put every European country on the list because my post would be too long but it is definitely on my bucket list. I have heard the Rhine is beautiful. I will add a cruise on the Rhine to my list. 😉 Thank you for the suggestion and your sweet comment.

    • Hi Flo, I had to look up a fjord because I wasn’t 100% sure what is was but it looks like a breathtaking place to visit! This would be a fantastic place to view and photograph God’s creation. Thank you for your comment and suggestion.

  • A beautiful pamphlet – love the vintage feel to it!
    You could add endless places in Europe to your list I guess – Europe is so beautiful!
    What about Austria from where I come from. Vienna is for sure worth a trip.
    Happy Sunday!

    • Hi Susi. I would love to visit Austria. My hubby’s family suggested the Sound of Music tour by bike. It looks like a place full of lovely architecture and history. And of course the food sounds amazing. (I am all about good tasting food!) Thanks for your suggestion and kind words.

  • Good morning, dear Kate, and happy Monday! Once again, you leave me speechless with your creations. I simply love every little detail. Many thanks for sharing with us.
    Enjoy your week! Hugs! Stephanie-The Enchanting Rose

  • Oh it’s wonderful! What a neat concept and amazing layered beauty! I always admire your stamped layers. It’s a joy to see you playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie. Hugs, Autumn

  • Gorgeous colours and layers – this is magical… atmospheric and haunting. If you do make it to the UK, make sure to let me know (if I’m still here!).
    Alison x

  • Hi Kate! Love your card- this is very much my type of crafting:) Colors, texture, borders…And it seems we are both taking part in the same challenge, lol:) Hope you’ll visit Europe soon:) I lived for a few good years in Ireland- it’s a beautiful, stunning country! You must visit Giant Causeway and hanging bridge in Northern Ireland- it took my breath away! Blarney castle is beautiful as well, but little overrated maybe:) Paris is stunning, but crowded:) Maybe you’ll visit Poland- my birthplace:) Krakow, Tatra mountains and the Baltic sea with dunes- that’s my fav:) For now wish you good luck and thanks for playing with us at More Mixed Media Challenge blog! Hugs, Asia / credentials can be used.

    • Thank you Asia for your kind comment and your suggestions for places to visit. They all sound lovely and I hope someday that I shall be able to visit them all. How fun that you got to live in Ireland! That is must on my list! The hubby and I are really into Irish music. The mountain, sea and dunes of Poland sound like a place of serenity and beauty. Happy weekend!

  • Kate this is a triumph! The whole mix of elements works seamlessly to create a story because your composition and colour balance is perfection. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx
    ps. A few suggestions for your European trip(s) – Liberty of London, The Tate Modern and an open top bus tour of London are highlights; if you get to Venice skip the gondola (overpriced) and just catch the vaporettas around and through the islands, you can walk the whole main island in a day so take your time and quite literally get lost in the maze of streets, Murano is a must as is the Peggy Guggenheim gallery/museum; the Musee d’Orsay in Paris holds breathtaking art and sculpture and the Montparnasse Tower gives you as good a view of the City without the unending queues of the Eiffel Tower; the east side of France (including Beaune and Chablis) is fantastic and we’ve just come back from a memorable trip to Southern France (including Beziers/Pezenas/Carcassonne). Should keep you going for a while! Maybe a ‘gap year’ is necessary 🙂 xx

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