Social Stamping | travel

Welcome to week 12 of Social Stamping.  The theme today is ‘travel’.

With three young kids in the mix at Papercraft HQ, my travel plans at this point of my life are not extensive, elaborate or far reaching.  A girl can certainly dream though!  On my list of places I’d like to travel are the Maldives to one of those resorts on the water, Croatia to see it’s magnificent coastline, Japan to see the cherry blossoms and Vietnam for some more South East Asian Culture.  What’s on your bucket list of travel destinations?

With COVID-19 changing how we all travel for the immediate future, I’m excited about some travel around the state I live in – which is huge and a major internationally appealing travel destination, so I’m very lucky!

My project for today is inspired by the time honoured tradition of sending postcards while on holiday.  Nanna Papercraft holidays more often than I do and always sends lots of postcards along the way to include us in the fun.  International holiday related happy mail is always fun to receive, even if they do beat some of them back!

Silhouette Scenes Postcard | kelly kent

The stamping for this card is black heat embossing on Whisper White cardstock using the boy from the Silhouette Scenes stamp set. I love the symbolism of the boy looking into the future.  I imagine him searching for the great adventures that lie ahead.

Silhouette Scenes Postcard | kelly kent

I used my Stamparatus so I could get the boy in the same place on every panel.  The panels are coloured with different inks (Real Red, Bermuda Bay & Crushed Curry) and splattered with water to add some texture.

This is the reverse side that turns it into a postcard…

Swirly Frames Postcard | kelly kent

How awesome are the Swirly Frames stamps for creating a postcard theme!!!

I feel like this might be the start of a new phase!  Postcards are fun to send through the mail because not just the recipient gets to enjoy them on the way!

To see more travel projects, keep hopping through the great projects ahead, starting with my gorgeous friend Nicole WilsonYou can see the full list of participants by visiting the main blog post.

Thanks for joining us today – I hope you enjoyed the journey!

9 thoughts on “Social Stamping | travel

  1. What a wonderful idea for travel, I love sending postcards when I am holiday and this is a postcard that I would definitely send. Well done Kelly x

  2. Great idea to create a postcard. It’s such a fun idea and I love how many people can enjoy them. Love the image you have chosen too. My 21st thank you cards (ok that was a little while ago now) were postcards and the front picture was a photo of myself with the recipient from my party.

  3. We are lucky to have lots of travel options on our WA doorstep-it’s a pretty big doorstep! Fun idea to make this a postcard and a great way of injecting colour into your (post)card with the panels.

  4. THankyou so much for explaining the swirly frames on the back! Love it!! AND I love the water splattering look – never tried this, love the look but way too petrified to try it!! Your postcard is just brilliant and what an amazing way to interpret the theme!!

  5. So love your Travel Post Card Kelly. Post cards is a great idea.Your lateral thought process is amazing. Your children do have a great future ahead of them, even in this post COVID world. Thanks for being such an inspiration. xxx

  6. What a wonderful idea Kelly, I think I might CAS this postcard idea. You have a wonderful list of dream travel destinations.

  7. Loooove the front panels, of course – they combine one of my favourite stamp sets with my favourite ink blending technique. But the back of your “postcard” is genius. Such a brilliant idea! We should totally bring back postcards.

  8. Love your Postcard Kelly and the splatter looks great on each of the panels. Good idea to use the Stamparatus for the stamp image.

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