Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Enjoy the Journey

Time and time again I come back to Tim Holtz's products.  For this week's travel challenge at the Playing in Paradise blog I used some stamps by Tim Holtz, Distress Stains and Distress Inks and love the vintage feel of this card.

I smooshed some stains onto my craft mat and spritzed with water, then rubbed a piece of watercolor paper through using a 'Wrinkle-free Distress technique'. You can find lots of tutorials on You Tube! I then stamped the old-time truck with Archival Ink and added the key, 'Enjoy the Journey', the file tab and the tickets, below.

I stamped these tickets on Kraft paper and then rubbed Distress Stains directly on top and then went over them with a sponge and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  As a finishing touch I sprayed them with Frost sparkly spritz.
Be sure to check out the Scrapbooker's Paradise blog for lots of fun ideas!


  1. A wonderful vintage creation! Great distressing and inked background; I love the effect that this technique produces. Thanks so much for Playing in Paradise this week. Hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs, Dawn

  2. What a great card Carla, I love the vintage feel of this card. Your distressing is fabulous, Thank you for Playing in Paradise this week.

  3. Terrific card with the Holtz goodies. Thank you for playing in paradise with us this week

  4. Oh, I love that truck! And cool fun background - I have got to get one of those mats! Thanks so much for playing in Paradise with us again :)

  5. Beautiful inking, beautiful card!

  6. Love the colour tones you achieved for your background, and what a beautiful vintage card! I love my Timmy stuff too!! :) Thanks so much for joining us at Playing in Paradise this week!!