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.
- 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
- Distress most of 5 1/4 x 4 white with tea dye ink.
- Crumple paper up.
- Distress raised areas and edges with walnut ink.
- Lay flat on waterproof inkproof surface.
- Spritz liberally with water.
- Let dry overnight.
- Distress edges of dry paper with an edge distresser.
- 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.
- Ink distressed edges with walnut stain ink.
- Stamp words on scrap white and tear out. Distress edges with tea dye then walnut stain ink.
- Stamp clocks in random directions. Use stamp 2-3 times before re-inking to get lighter images.
- Stamp truck in walnut stain.
- Stamp Admit One in walnut stain.
- Stamp Enjoy the Journey in walnut stain, between ticket and truck in a random but kind of straight direction.
- 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.
- Mount "Time is a companion..." using dimensional tape.