Friday, 13 April 2012

Just the Ticket!

Hi Bloggers.

This card was inspired by this post by Sam Poole in as much as I've used the chain stamp from the Creative Expressions Steampunk Shoes Stamp Set for the stems of the flowers.

I created the background by inking through the Grid Mask on to grey card with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and Cut & Dry Foam. I like the way it looks like a mosaic with the different shades of the ink. I used the top of a Distress Stain bottle to stamp some circles randomly over the background with the Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

Next I stamped the chain stems using the the chain stamp from the Steampunk Shoes Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival.

I stamped 6 of each of the 4 different small tickets from the Creative Expressions A6 Tickets Stamp Set (also designed by Sam) again using the Jet Black Archival but this time I embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured the edges of half of them with the Lilac Dawn Mica Powder and half with the Antique Lilac Mica Powder (both from the Cosmic Shimmer Dawn Dusks Mica Spray Set). I cut them all out.

Using 2 of each design (8 tickets in total), I stacked them up and pierced a hole through them all. I added a Creative Expressions Faux Screw Brad in Antique Silver and fanned the tickets out to look like a flower. I added 3D foam pads of the back and added the flower to the top of a chain stem. I repeated this twice more.

I had some left off paper which I had spritzed with some Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Misting Inks and it just happened to have some green on it! So, I stamped some keys from the Creative Expressions Mechanical Handbags Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and I embossed them with the clear powder. I cut them out and added them to the chain stems to make my 'leaves'.

I stamped the sentiment from the Mechanical Handbags set on to some white card using Jet Black Archival and embossed with the clear powder. I cut it into the 4 separate lines and added them to my card.

I really enjoyed making this card. I hope you like it.

I'm off the Ally Pally today. I'll be demonstrating On Saturday and Sunday on the Creative Expressions stand (right at the back) along with Leonie Pujol, Hels Sheridan and Sam Poole. Sue Wilson will also be there demonstrating on her RubberNecker stand (right by the entrance). If you're going, do pop and say hello.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. a stunning card, have a lovely time at ALI pally Melanie

  2. Great card, such a good idea. Enjoy Ally Pally :) xx


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