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New York, New York

A city so nice, as the saying goes, they named it twice! Everyday Explorers Co. has only named this stamp set once, "Passport: New York" but it is equally fab and very useful for planners, travel journals, or (as in this case) cards! Oh and it's available at The Ink Pad of course!



One of the many treasures which were discovered when The Ink Pad moved from the old store on Seventh Avenue to the new digs in Chelsea was a box with a bunch of old tourist maps and brochures of the city. I brought a bunch of them home to put into recycling, but when I opened this one up, the lovely soft grey map and just ever so faintly glossy paper made it too pretty to toss away. so I trimmed it down to fit my A6 card and set about adding some stamps.



I honestly think I could've used ALL the stamps from the EEC Passport: New York set, but that would've made for quite a large card, lol. Instead I settled for a selection of images and phrases in a few different sizes and shapes so that I could cluster them all together. My papers were all scraps of gel print in various shades of green, yellow and orange. I used Memento's Tuxedo Black on most of them, but a few which had particularly thick acrylic paint needed to be overstamped in Black Archival. This is why I love my MISTI so much... a revelation like that doesn't mean starting over, just re-inking and re-stamping! I trimmed all the little shapes, matted on some Idea-ology Metallic Cardstock and affixed everything to my card.



More through luck than design the new street address of The Ink Pad is just barely visible to the right of where it says "Chelsea" on the map, which means it would be easy for you to use this to come visit us at 233 West 19th Street (betw 7th and 8th aves) which I hope you will!


Lauren Bergold

considers cardmaking the very 

best way to recycle!

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