Monday, January 18, 2016

Vintage Journey January Challenge Luggage card

My goal for 2016 is to be a month ahead on DT and blog hop projects...I am not quite there, but I am caught up enough that I thought I would spend some time on a challenge.  When I saw the challenge over at A Vintage Journey blog, I knew I had the perfect die to break out!  I kept reading the blog and was also inspired by this post using acetate and embossing.  I just love that butterfly so I had to try it!  My suitcase didn't come out quite as gorgeous but I am satisfied.

I have used this die before and knew I would be making multiple cuts.  First I used confetti card stock for the base.  Then I cut just the suitcase insert in acetate.  Finally, I cut the entire card out of my chosen paper and removed the suitcase.

I ran the acetate through my Big Shot with the chosen embossing folder.  I then played with the alcohol inks.  My fingertip is still mushroom colored!  I also used copper pigment ink instead of a pigment powder which would have been more of a metallic look.  I wanted to go for a more weathered look.

The mistake came with the adhesion.  I tried red lined tape and mini glue dots but neither would adhere to the inked side of the acetate.  I finally used 3 in 1 glue.  It turned the ink greenish.  I decided to roll with wouldn't have even know if I hadn't told you, huh?

I stamped the Tim Holtz sentiment in Brilliance Coffee Bean and embossed with Clear Bark all layered on a Spellbinders label cut of the confetti card stock.

How can I add these feathers?  I found them while digging for brown ribbon, they were in my "brown embellishments" container.  I found a super heavy adhesive ribbon from DCWV travel collection, it was thick enough to layer on top of the ends of the feathers.  I think they turned out nice.

Sizzix pop up card die with luggage die insert
Lifestyle crafts embossing folder
Ranger alcohol ink mushroom
Stampin Up off white confetti paper
Quick Quotes Mocha Moma chalking ink
K & Co Life's Journey paper and stickers
Brillance Cosmic Copper & Coffee Bean
Recollections Vintage Black ink & Clear Bark embossing powder
Staz On Timber Brown ink
Tim Holtz Lost and Founds stamps
7 Gypsies stamps
misc stamps
DCWV ribbon
Spellbinders label die
misc ribbon and hardware
feathers, sequins, beads and stickers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. I love the suitcase and the sentiment!

  2. Such a cute Suitcase Pop up card .. Loved it immensely ..

  3. Your creation is so amazing.
    We also have the first challenge and hope you could join us there.

    My Crafting Stories

  4. This is cool as mud! What an amazing die and clever details you've added. The sentiment is so perfect for this challenge. Great work!

  5. I would never have known about the green spot on the suit case if you hadn't told us. LOL. Love the card. Really clever.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  6. Wonderful card, suitcase looks great. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  7. Such a great idea. Thank you for sharing at Die Cut Diva's. Rebecca x

  8. WOW!!! What an AWESOME pop up!!!! Great papers and accents!! LOVE the colors.


  9. What a wonderful pop up die cut! love your decorated suitcase - great layers and design - paired with the travel sentiments and those great feathers! Thanks for joining us in the AVJ travel challenge! Julia xx

  10. What a brilliant pop-up card - your textured suitcase looks just amazing. Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  11. What a brilliant pop-up card - your textured suitcase looks just amazing. Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  12. Absolutely love it Alicia! Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x