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Monday, February 11, 2008

Travel Triptych

If you have ever done collage work, you understand the importance of having a good assortment of images. Whether the images are rubber stamps, clipart, designer paper, printed media, vintage materials or a combination. I love the versatility of using rubberstamps because I can alter the colors and depth as well as add to or omit parts of images. I used 16 stamps on this triptych collage tag, all available from
Some images are under the Stamp Oasis section (SO) and some in the Rubbernecker section. (RN) Here's the list of what I used: Baroque BG 1230-SO, Diamond Border 1341-SO, Word Squares 1522-SO, French Block 5250-SO, Postage Heart 1679-SO, French Letter 1150-GM-SO, Triangle Angel 1535-SO, Map Background 193-01 RN, Travel Background 44-08 RN, P2 Postmark 193-02 RN, Eiffel Tower 193-10 RN, Eiffel Postmark 193-08 RN, Passport Mini 44-07 RN,
Bon Voyage text 44-14 RN, Petite Airline Tickets 44-02 RN, Moutier Postmark 193-11 RN
Inks are also available from Rubbernecker Stamp Co. Tim Holtz Distress Inks:
Black Soot, Concord Grape, Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain. Stazon Jet Black. The compass, voyage sentiment and eiffel tower were stamped on acetate and cut out. The word squares, french block and face were stamped on parchment paper and torn or cut and layered. Most of the stamping was done by inking up with Tea Dye ink and rock 'n rolling the image in Black Soot, misting with a fine mist water bottle and then stamping. The 3 tags are held together with Daisy D's DP cut into 3/8" x 5" strips, affixed and the top and bottom trimmed with a scissors and then lightly scored.


  1. Wow...beautifully done! Amazing how you combined all those images. LOVE this!

  2. What a magnifique creation! Absolutely amazing, Shelly!

  3. Another wonderful piece of work. Valda


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