When we all saw the images of the brand new Travel Girl collection, I think I remember literally squealing when I saw the stamps ... WOW! So when they showed up on my doorstep, they were the first thing I reached for!
I used bits and pieces of all three of the new Travel Girl stamps in this layout ... have a look!
I began with a piece of vanilla cardstock as a neutral background since I knew I'd planned on stamping quite a bit. I was playing around with the map background stamp and stamped it twice using silver ink, side-by-side. Then I layered a few pieces of paper between the two stamped images.
I LOVE that the two sets of stamps include both large and small images, plus phrases. For example, the tiny heart stamp may look plain all by itself, but when you stamp it repeatedly directly on the photo with both gold and silver ink, it really makes an impact!
Next came the journaling. I know sometimes people shy away from it, but I let the phrases in the two stamp sets lead me in the right direction ... and incorporated them into the actual message. I also stamped directly on top of the silver map background after it had dried. Love the way the wrods and images look on top of the more subtle map image.
If you decide to play around with some of your October Afternoon stamps, don't forget to upload your projects to our OA Flickr Gallery or email them to Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org to post on our Facebook page. We always enjoy seeing fellow OA lovers use our products together!