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Monday 18 January 2016

Destination Inspiration : January 2016 : Terminal #3

Hello Everyone and welcome! 

Jennie here with you for our weekly Destinations Inspirations journey and today you are at Terminal #3. We have enjoyed fabulous projects from Jenny and Amanda already this month and now it is my turn to share my creation using the contents of this month's travel bag which are:

Product : Archival Ink
Technique : Stamping
Colour : Dusty Concord
Substrate : Acrylic/Clear Packaging/Acetate

I am afraid that my packaging tag is not very easy to photograph and with the dull weather we have had just lately nigh on impossible!

I started with my piece of plastic packaging and cut a tag with it and then ran it through the Big Shot with one of my favourite embossing folders. 

For my stamping technique I went back to a technique we did with Tim on Creative Chemistry 101 : Archival Resist. 

I used Hydrangea Archival Ink to stamp onto Ranger Glossy Card.

When this was dry (and it takes a little while) I blended Dusty Concord Distress Ink over the top. The Archival Ink acts as a resist and all you need to do is wipe away the excess Distress Ink with a soft cloth to reveal the resist.

I wasn't too happy with the dark colour so I gave everything a spritz of water and got the softer look I was looking for.

I did the same with another piece of glossy paper this time stamping in Venetian Orange Archival Ink. These provided a little contrast to the original piece.

I then layered my embellishments onto the clear tag. The tag was a little short as I was limited by the size of the packaging, so I added a die cut pediment inked and (lightly) overstamped with Dusty Concord. I wasn't too sure whether all the colours would work together but I quite like the pop of orange!

I stamped a little banner on glossy card using Dusty Concord Distress Ink and die cut a reinforcer from some of the scrap pieces left over.

And the finished tag again which if I can work out a way of covering the bits that show at the back will be a birthday card for a favourite aunt. I like to send something other than a card now and then and as a crafter it is much appreciated.

Thank you for stopping off at Terminal 3 and joining me today and do pop back next week as another Creative Guide will be waiting for you at the next Terminal with another project using the same items in the travel bag.

And of course, don't forget our fabulous challenge this month which is

The challenge is open until the end of the month and we would love to see your projects inspired by this wonderful theme.

Have a great crafting week!

Jennie x


  1. I just love the embossing on the acetate tag Jennie - it adds such great texture on the clear piece! beautiful collage of image, tags and bloom at the bottom - and what a great idea to add the pediment at the base - wonderful splash of orange on this! Julia xx

  2. Lighter than air and so stylish - like Julia, I love the effect of the pediment at the foot of the tag, and the embossed acrylic looks fantastic.
    Alison xx

  3. So elegant and beautiful Jennie, I'm not usually a huge fan of purple, but this truly looks lovely, and yes, the pediment at the bottom is very effective!

  4. Beautiful Jennie - a wonderful design and clever use of the travel bag elements xxx

  5. Love how you have used all the goodies in the travel bag ! Jennie . The clear embossed tag with its wonderful collection of elements - all complimentary to each other , is a real beauty . As most have already said the pediment works perfectly as do those subtle pops of orange .
    hugs x

  6. Beautiful! I love the design and elements which make up this wonderful work of art.
    Linda xxx

  7. What an ingenious way of using the acetate Jennie! I love that embossing and must admit to looking closer at the Venetian Orange ink - worth investigation! Thank you for sharing your clever creativity. Jenny x

  8. Lovely tag Jennie! so much fun to reach into that bag a pull out a wonderful creation.
    S@ndy xx

  9. Amazing tag Jennie! Love the embossed clear tag and the combination of the Dusty Concord and Venetian Orange is beautiful, never would have thought to combine those two colours but they work beautifully together. Deb xo

  10. Great choice with the orange Jennie, it makes the most beautiful accent and I really love the embossing on the acetate and adding the little reinforcer is such a lovely touch. Love how you used the contents of the travel bag! Hugs, Anne xx

  11. Oh wow the acetate looks so beautiful on this tag! How clever and lovely!

  12. Hi Jennie, what a lovely way to use the acetate and I love how,you added a touch of embossing to add wonderful texture, love the focal image and the delicate colour palette which is perfect set against the acetate. Hugs. Tracy x X

  13. Love the embossing on the acetate, lovely tag!