Simon Says Stamp Summer Vacation Kids Challenge!

For this card I started out by pressing a piece of watercolour cardstock from Tim Holtz into Wild Honey, Iced Spruce and Tumbled Glass distress ink; repeatedly pouncing into the colour until I was happy with it. I inked around the edges with Iced Spruce and Vintage Photo. I stamped the man from the Paris Memoir stamp set and inked him up with various distress ink colours. I stamped a gear (which ended up being kinda hidden) with a hand made stamp using a gear die and craft foam. I adhered the piece of tissue tape with modpodge. 
 I tied around some twine and threaded a word  band through it. I stamped the sentiment in Timber Brown ink and popped up the little french man. haha.

This card has a lot more steps than I would usually put into a card. I would usually save something like this for an art journal or canvas, but I really think it all works well together! 

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  1. This is my favorite card ever! All the steps were worth it

  2. Awesome design and colours - a lot of thought and work went into this card - great results!

  3. WOW !! this is absolutely FABULOUS Tessa !! the background is amazing and the whole design of this is awesome !! :-) You are so very taalented ! :-)

    thanks for joining in with the Simon Says Summer Vacation Kid’s Challenge on the Wednesday Challenge Blog and good luck with the prize draw :-)
    Lols x x x

  4. A stunning card Tessa, your background blending is gorgeous, what a great sentiment and your stamps and elements are sensational!!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Childrens Challenge
    Heather xx

  5. What a fabulous card, brilliant artwork.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Children's Challenge.