Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Travel Day 2

Travel - the imagination can go wild.......... it can be just down the road for some for others it is going to hot sunny climates.  Its something we do all the time.  For me travel is going to a far off destination with sunshine beaches and lots to see.  Also when we travel we love to take photos so that we have memories of the time.  the stamp set i have used is quite an old one but has so many possibilities with it.

So here is my take on Travel.

This is the secret, pull the ribbon bow and:-

The insert comes out.

This is what I used:-

Stampendous Stamp set SSC016  Tropical
Tuxedo black momento ink pad
A selection of the different Gelly Roll pens - glaze, souffle, sparkle, general
Koi colouring brushes
Black card 
White card
Silver mirri card
Acetate ( I used a thin one)
Craftwork cards - Everyday sentiments circles 
Small piece of ribbon
Adhesives - Glossy accents, double sided tape, 3D foam
Tombow mono zero eraser
Corner rounder punch
Dutch Doobadoo Camera template
Sentiment stamp
Fine mechanical pencil

and this is what I did:-

1 Take a piece of black card and draw around the outside edge and also the small square eye piece and the inner circle of the lens.  The only other lines i drew were the scoring lines at the centre of the card and the 2 side flaps

2 Cut out the camera, the small square and the lens circle, and score the centre line and the tabs on each side.

3 Next draw round the insert panel, cut out and corn the corners with a punch.  

4 Cut the white panel for your insert using the internal lines of you template and punch the corners with corner rounder.

5 Stick the white panel to the black panel we're ready for stamping our design

6 To finish the camera take a piece of silver mirri card and on the back of this draw around the top panel of the camera and the eye piece of the camera.  Cut a 1/8th inch frame around this and cut both these elements out.  The Eye piece frame isn't included on the template but i thought it just added something..  with a compass cutter cut a frame to go around the lens the outer edge is 3'' and the inner edge is 21/2'' .  stick all these piece to the outside of your card.

7 Decide on your design, I took the template and drew round the lens lightly with a pencil and then started to work out my design on a scrap of card.. If it worked out I would have a second image to used if not then I could throw it away!!! ....?


8 Once I had my design sorted I the took the insert and and lightly drew the lens on to the card where would be  wanting my design to be and copied the design from the sample on to the insert.  I used the Momento ink pad to stamp my images.  There are so many small stamps on this set I could have gone on and on adding.

9 When you have stamped your design make sure that the design is dry and then you can have fun colouring in whatever way you want.....  I used one or two different mediums to colour my design this is how I coloured it:-

The palm tree :- glaze and sparkle Gelly Roll pens
Boats :- souffle and metallic Gelly roll pens
Sea :- Sparkle, glaze Gelly Roll pens, Koi colouring brush markers and alcohol pens
Hillside :- Glaze Gelly Roll pens
Flowers :- sparkle, metallic and glaze Gelly Roll pens.

10 Once the design is coloured in, stamp your required sentiment to the left hand side of the insert.  To pull the insert from the card tie a bow and glue this to the insert with glossy accents.

11 To make the camera wallet take 2 pieces of acetate and cover the eye piece and the lens, attach these piece carefully with glossy accents.  Remember to let this stage dry.

12 To finish the front of the card stick the frame around the eye piece and the lens frame and other silver mirri piece to the card.

13 Where the camera button is I simply drew a thin rectangle with the white souffle pen and coloured this in.

14 The last step is to put double sided tape on to the side panels and stick this to the back of the card. The empty card will look like this.

Your camera card is complete.

This template could be used for all sorts of occasions...... announcements, invites and numerous others.  

If you are in the UK or Europe and would like to purchase any of the products for the above projects they are all available from The Stampman or your local Woodware Stockist.

I hope you like the card, thanks for stopping by



  1. Thanks for the detailed instructions Jill, they are very helpful. I love your finished card, and that template has so many possibilities!

    1. Thanks for your comment, I enjoyed doing this one......its a bit different