KS Travel to France

Bonjour! I am so excited to be sharing some projects today using the newest destination in the Travel sets by Kindred Stamps: France!

I was so excited to see that this set came with 2 characters in their Parisian wear (berets included, of course). I made a project using both the guy and the girl images, and I also used both the sentiments!

Please be aware: my 2nd project contains adult language. So please proceed at your own risk!

For my first project using the Travel to France set, I am sharing a new technique for the first time: alcohol inks! I used Ember and Cobalt Ranger Alcohol Ink by Tim Holtz on an A2-sized Craft Plastic Sheet. I also used some Alcohol Blending Solution to make my Alcohol Ink move around my paper better. After my inks were dry, I trimmed this piece down to 4.125″ x 5.375″ and adhered it to an A2-sized piece of Navy cardstock so it had a frame. I set this panel aside.

I colored up my French Girl with my Copic Markers, fussy cut her out, and set her aside. I also stamped the sentiment “Bonjour” in red ink, and fussy cut that out as well. I adhered my sentiment to a piece of navy cardstock, and then fussy cut it out again so it had a navy border.

Because this card was ready to start piecing things together. I took a .5 x 4.25 strip of navy cardstock and adhered my sentiment directly in the center. I took foam tape and adhered my sentiment strip about 1/3 way up the card. I also took my French Girl and adhered her directly above my sentiment as well with foam tape. Finally, I adhered some sequins from a past Kindred Stamps Shaker Pack. I adhered my card to an A2-sized card base and was done!

As another warning, the next project contains adult language, so please proceed at your own risk!

For my 2nd project, I decided that the sentiment “Pardon My French” ABSOLUTELY called for some profanity. So, I paired the Travel to France with the (retired) Naughty- The Eff Word set.

I colored up my French guy from Travel to France with my Copic Markers, fussy cut him out, and set him aside. I also took the sentiments “Fuck” and “Off” from the (retired) Naughty- The Eff Word set, stamped them in red, and fussy cut them out. I took the cut-out sentiment, adhered it to navy cardstock, and fussy cut it out again so it had a thin navy border.

I took the sentiment “Pardon My French” from the Travel to France set, and heat embossed it in white powder on navy paper. I trimmed it to a sentiment strip and set it aside.

Next, I took a 4.125″ x 5.375″ panel of white cardstock and placed the Spaceship Paneling stencil on-top. I masked off the stencil to only reveal 2 triangle columns at a time, and alternated blending between Barn Door and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink. I removed the stencil and splattered it with some sparkling glitter liquid. I let this panel dry, and then adhered it to an A2-sized piece of navy cardstock.

I could now begin putting my card together! I adhered my “Fuck Off” sentiment to a strip of navy cardstock. I adhered this strip about a third down from the top of the card with foam tape. Directly below it, I adhered the sentiment strip “Pardon My French” below it with foam tape.

I adhered my French guy with foam tape, and then adhered some sequins from a past shaker pack. I adhered my card to an A2-sized card base, and my card was finished!

Be sure to head on over to the Kindred Stamps website to check out the new Monthly sets, including the Wacky Holiday set and the (always fun) Naughty set! I also have another blog post today featuring the new Naughty set: Horny!

Happy Crafting!

Justin

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