Friday, 24 October 2014

Always Take the Scenic Route

Hello everyone, Jennie here and again I am playing with the Big Ticket die and some (almost) single layer stamping.

I cut a Big Ticket using Ranger Manilla cardstock and gathered my Distress Inks:  Aged Mahogany, Rusty Hinge and Wild Honey.  I splodged these on the craft mat and spritzed them with water and dragged the cardstock through them.  I kept going back and picking up more ink here and there.  This is the technique Tim Holtz refers to as Wrinkle Free Distress.

I used the lovely pear from the Classics 16 stamp set and stamped three impressions in Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.

I felt I needed a bit of text here and there and so using Rusty Hinge Distress Ink again I used the small text stamp from the Curiosities set.

Time for something a little darker but instead of stamping I used some Remnant Rubs.

I then stamped the quote from the Classics 16 set in Black Arcival - it is a bit scary at this stage stamping over the lovely background!

And finally the lovely bird again from the Classics 16 set - he was stamped on a small piece of Manilla cardstock with Black Arcival Ink and then I blended Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Aged Mahogany inks here and there. In order to get a better blended look I spritzed with water and then when dry embossed with clear embossing powder to ensure he stood out from the background.

And another page for my Big Ticket book!

Thank you for joining me today and happy crafting!



  1. Fabulous layers Jennie love the colours too that you have used

  2. Wonderful use of the big to ticket die Jennie. Love it lots and thanks for a great tutorial too. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. I love the colours Jennie.Sharon xx