Thursday, July 11, 2013

Themed Thursday: European Vacation

Hello there!  It's Shay here today to bring you Themed Thursday.

But first I need to toot the horn of the rest of the design team because they are doing a fabulous job! 
Want to see what I mean?  Of course you do!

Here are some recent posts to enjoy:

Wow!  That's a whole lot of gorgeous inspiration. 

Hopefully I can live up to what has preceded me.  Let me know how I did!

I went for a set of bright and happy cards using the London and Paris stamp sets.  Summer is the time of travel and although I am not travelling anytime in the foreseeable future, I can always dream and use these stamps to travel vicariously.

What I did:

1. I stamped an image from the London and Paris sets onto a piece of torn watercolor paper with VersaMark and heat embossed it using gold embossing powder.
2. I painted the piece of watercolor paper with watered down Distress Inks.  Flicked water over the image and let it dry.
3. I stamped the postage seal and some of the handwriting from Text Melange or Text onto the piece of watercolor paper in grey ink. 
4. For the background of each card I stamped in grey ink some images from Flourish Fun 1, Flourish Fun 2 and Text Melange or Text
5. The final touch for the background were drops of gold color shine. 
6. I adhered the watercolor panel to the card base with dimensional adhesive.


Voila!  A bunch of fun cards.  You can easily add a stamped or handwritten sentiment under the image or do all the writing inside.

We would *love* to see what you make with Paper Wings Productions stamps. Add your projects to Facebook, our flickr group, to Pinterest, comment with a link on this post or even email pictures to us!

Take flight,


Ink: mowed lawn, squeezed lemonade, picked raspberry and salty ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger; weather vane, Jenni Bowlin for Ranger; VersaMark, Tsukineko
Paper: white cardstock, Georgia Pacific; watercolor cold press 400 series 140 lb., Strathmore
Other: detail metallic gold, JudiKins; heat embossing gun; gold color shine, Heidi Swapp; dimensional adhesive


  1. These are so fun! Love the bright colors!

  2. OMG Shay! These are absolutely gorgeous! The vibrant colors, the backgrounds, the gold... I love it all. Girl you truly are impressive!

  3. Ditto, Tara! Shay, these cards are great!

  4. I love how bright these are Shay! They are beautiful, great job :D

  5. These are fabulous Shay! Love the fun bright colors and the Stamped backgrounds!

  6. Fantastic card set! I love how you used the flourish stamps!

  7. Shay, Don't know how I missed this post from last July, but these cards are beautiful! Love how you used the bright colors on the water color paper.


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