Hello Everyone! Grab your imaginary passports and join me as we head off to Nigeria today! I am so excited to be sharing with you the newest edition in the Kindred Stamps Travel series, Travel to Nigeria!
First and foremost, I would like to share with you some very important information regarding this stamp set. ALL proceeds from the sale of our Travel to Nigeria stamp set will be donated to 🖤 ActBlue – which will split funds between 70+ racial justice organizations, community bail funds, mutual aid funds in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Audra, the owner of Kindred Stamps, is also going to personally match this and donate those funds to Unicef Nigeria.
I also would like to let you know that, although my blog does use Affiliate Linking whenever possible, the Kindred Stamps Affiliate Program does no issue rewards towards the sale of sets that support charity, such as the Travel to Nigeria set!
Now on to the fun stuff!
The Travel to Nigeria set comes with a man and a woman (and oh my goodness, she is just the MOST stunning!) wearing Nigerian garments, along with 3 sentiments that reflect Nigerian culture. What I love so much about this travel set is that on the reverse side of the packaging, there is a description about the sentiments used, including a translation!
So let’s hop to it as I walk you through my projects!
Next, I took a 4.125″ x 5.375″ piece of white cardstock, cut with my Guillotine Trimmer, and placed the Palm Leaf Stencil on top, tacked down with a light application of Pixie Spray. Using Catherine Pooler Inks, I ink blended (top to bottom) Pixie Dust, Sweet Sixteen, Be Mine & Rockin’ Red inks. I removed my stencil.
I used the grass cut out from the (retired) Part of a Pride Stencil and Paint it Black Atelier ink by Ink on 3 to blend up a grassy border on the bottom. I adhered my Palm Leaf stenciled layer to an A2-sized piece of hot pink cardstock.
I stamped the sentiment “You Do Well” from the Travel to Nigeria set, which is Pigdin English for “Thank You”, stamped it in Pixie Dust ink, trimmed it down and adhered it to a piece of fuchsia glitter cardstock to give it a nice frame.
It was time to start putting my card together. I adhered my sentiment, man and woman using foam tape. I also used some sequins from a past Kindred Stamps shaker pack to add a little embellishment. I adhere this to an A2-sized card base, and I was finished!
For my 2nd Travel to Nigeria Project, I used only the woman and made a passport holder!
Then, I took a piece of 3.625″ x 5.125″ Lemon Meringue cardstock and distressed the edges using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink with a blending brush. Next, I placed my Leopard Stencil on top, adhering it down with a light spray of Pixie Spray applied directly to the stencil, and applied an even and solid layer of Gingerbread Glitter Gloss with my Stencil Pal. Ya’ll, this made for a perfect glittery leopard print combo! I set this layer aside to dry entirely. Once dry, I adhered it to a piece of 3.75″ x 5.25″ cardstock so it had a nice brown frame.
Side note: The Gingerbread Glitter Gloss is one of the prettiest brown glitter applications that I have seen! It looks super dark when it is still in it’s jar, almost like a dark purple color. When it dries up, you get this beautiful copper-like color that really gives your browns that extra wow factor! Right now, the Kindred Stamps Gingerbread Glitter Gloss is available at a discount on their website, and it’s a great time to test it out! And if you have any questions on using it, please let me know!
For my Leopard stencil panel, I used foam tape to adhere my Nigerian woman, along with the Nigerian Proverb sentiment of “A Traveler To Distant Places Should Make No Enemies” (how perfect for a passport). For the sentiment, I stamped it in Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink onto the same color Lemon Meringue cardstock, trimmed it down using my Guillotine Trimmer, and framed it with brown cardstock. I adhered this sentiment bit to my panel, along with a couple sequins from a past Kindred Stamps shaker pack! I also cut a triangle with my scissors on the top center of this panel, so that it would be easy to get a good grip on your passport while sliding it in and out.
To create the holder, I took a 4.75″ x 5.75″ piece of brown cardstock. Using my Scoring Board, on the 4.75″ side, I scored at the .25″, .5″, 4.25″ and 4.5″ inch marks. On the 5.75″ side, I scored only the .25″ and .5″ marks. I cut a slit on both the right and left side of the paper, going up to the first .25″ score line on the 5.75″ side.
I folded each of the scored parts up, so that my holder would have almost a box shape. Because I scored them twice on each of the listed edges, this also allowed for a little tab for me to adhere my leopard panel to. I used some Art Glitter Glue on the tabs, adhered my Leopard panel, used some tweezers to help hold the pieces in place while they dried, and my project was done!
Be sure to head on over to the Kindred Stamps website on Friday, June 12th at 8 AM EST to check out all of the fun new monthly sets, including:
I hope these projects inspire your next travel themed projects and you have so much fun using the Travel to Nigeria set!
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