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Enjoy The Journey (With Time)

Enjoy The Journey (With Time) Image
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Here's the version that I originally did to give to someone and then posted. I have since made a few more and in the process I added distressed and inked edges to the design as well as making the truck that was barely visible more visible. I am leaving the original one here to show how a few minor details can sometimes improve a card a lot and how each piece of paper you create will always be unique based on how much you crumple it, ink and wet it.
Enjoy The Journey (With Time) Image


  • Tim Holtz Journey Clear Stamp Set
  • Distress Inks: Walnut Stain, fired brick, tea dye
  • 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" red cardstock
  • 5 1/4" x 4" white cardstock
  • scrap white cardstock
  • Hiedi Swapp edge distresser


  1. Distress most of 5 1/4 x 4 white with tea dye ink.
  2. Crumple paper up.
  3. Distress raised areas and edges with walnut ink.
  4. Lay flat on waterproof inkproof surface.
  5. Spritz liberally with water.
  6. Let dry overnight.
  7. Distress edges of dry paper with an edge distresser.
  8. I made a mistake while doing the edge distressing and the paper tore about and inch on the left side. Do this intentionally, it adds to overall distressing.
  9. Ink distressed edges with walnut stain ink.
  10. Stamp words on scrap white and tear out. Distress edges with tea dye then walnut stain ink.
  11. Stamp clocks in random directions. Use stamp 2-3 times before re-inking to get lighter images.
  12. Stamp truck in walnut stain.
  13. Stamp Admit One in walnut stain.
  14. Stamp Enjoy the Journey in walnut stain, between ticket and truck in a random but kind of straight direction.
  15. Mount onto folded red cardstock, being careful to leave the tape a little bit away from the edge so distressed edging lifts up a little bit and doesn't lay 100% flat. Also don't try to pull it tight. If you can leave some of the folds raised up a bit when you mount it. This will add to disressed look and overall texture.
  16. Mount "Time is a companion..." using dimensional tape.

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