...I thought you might like to see!
See what I mean about them being embellished? These were bought like this and they're the type we crafters like to try to make ourselves. Cue Papertrey's stamp set and you're sorted. I linked to that yesterday.
I actually have a ticket punch (I've had it for years), but I've not used it much because it's just a ticket. No stamps to match, nothing. Should pull that thing out and give it another whirl.
Here's the card I made.
See the ticket tucked in there?
I got the idea of the strip background out there in cyberspace somewhere. The idea is to get a piece of card and put some strips on it, then run it through your Cuttlebug using your die of choice.
I found it harder than I thought. I like precise placement and getting the die lined up on the striped paper was a bit of a challenge. It turned out fine, though I'm sure there's an easier way to do it.
After I had my base piece I just started playing around with bits and pieces.
I used the ticket, of course.
I used bakers twine because it rocks (it's from Martha Stewart. You can also buy it on Etsy - be careful, there's a lot of bakers twine on there and it's hard to resist!)
I used my great grandmother's tracing tool around the edges because it's easy and it always looks good.
I used Stickles on that because that's the way I roll. I do the same things over again - they work, so why not?
I added buttons because I liked 'em and I wanted the texture.
And I used two other finds from Etsy.
1. These little cards from Pretty Little Studio.
She has all sorts in all different sizes. I just got small ones for cards.
2. These pins.
They're from some lovely lady, I can't remember her name! You could do a search for stick pins or crystal pins to find some.
And here's what I did with a ticket from the Tim Holtz ticket strip. It's embossed with the 5 x 7 Cuttlebug Polka Dots folder. Added just the texture I wanted.
And coupled with bakers twine, well, scrape me off the floor, I've melted.
(The pic above is of a card from the Vintage Inspired class that I'm teaching on August 21, so only a sneaky peeky allowed!)
Here are some little tickety, cardy things I bought on Etsy too. They're small - I love the polka dots. I used my postage stamp decorative scissors to turn them into stamps, which makes a nice accent, I think. They'd look good as faux stamps on envelopes too.
Hope you enjoyed my ticket creations today!
Thanks for dropping by, talk soon,