Friday, March 30, 2018

Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Ticket Booth...

Hi folks, today I'm sharing a card made with the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Ticket Booth stamp set available to buy now. And what a stroke of luck...this stamp set was perfect for making a "theatre ticket" gift card for a male friend who's got a birthday trip to London coming up soon.

I scored 10" x 7" cardstock at  2.1/2" and 7.1/2" on the long side and folded to create a gatefold card.
I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to 4.1/2" x 6.1/2" and coloured with Antique Linen Distress Oxide and Old Paper Distress Ink using the very familiar by now "smoosh, dry, spritz and tap back in to pick up the remaining droplets" technique.
I stamped the images from Ticket Booth with a mix of Old Paper and Crushed Olive Distress inks...
and stamped parts of the images inked with Black Soot Archival ink
I stamped the images from London Sights and Vintage Auto with Black Soot and Ground Espresso Archival inks.
I coloured scraps of Distress Watercolor card with Antique Linen, Crushed Olive and Ground Espresso Distress inks, stamped the ticket images with the same Archival inks and cut out. There is a set of dies to match this stamp set which is shipping late March and I have added a link below.
I decorated the front panels of the card with paper from the Idea-ology Dapper Stash Pad, trimmed the stamped panel in half and fixed the tickets in place overlapping the centre opening of the card with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I used clips to hold the card closed while the Multi Medium Matte dried.
I die cut reinforcers from Idea-ology Substrate Sheets using Sizzix Alterations Pocket Envelope Movers and Shapers die
fixed to the front of the card with Idea-ology Long Fasteners and used black Eclectic Elements thread to close
Then it was time to decorate the inside and create a pocket to hold the theatre tickets. I cut a panel of Dapper Paper to fit the centre, coloured with Crushed Olive and Old Paper Distress Inks using a mini round blending tool and stamped the images as before with Archival inks. I cut two panels of Dapper paper, fixed the right hand panel flat, fixed the left hand panel to white cardstock, punched out the notch with my trusty Fiskars Circle Power Punch and fixed in place with foam tape.
I stamped extra tickets on to scraps of Distress Watercolor card using the same inks as before
and added to the inside panels
I won't be out and about rolling my decorated egg this weekend. Memories of an easter egg rolling adventure with the grandkids that went horribly wrong springs to mind. We had spent ages decorating our eggs and then, one very naughty Furry individual chased the eggs down the hill and in typical Golden Retriever style (I should have known) devoured them complete with shells. Result...ONE ANGRY GRANDMA and INCONSOLABLE grandkids. So instead I'll be tucking into the chocolate variety from the comfort of a sofa and as chocolate is toxic to dogs, the aforementioned individual will be out of luck this time round.
Happy Easter Weekend Everyone
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Beautiful card Kath. Thank you for sharing your lovely creativity. xx

  2. This is really a wonderful card, those backgrounds with the tickets and vintage car turned out wonderfully! I love the way the actual tickets will tuck right into the pocket on this card, ingenious! Thanks for sharing, hope you have a happy Easter!

  3. Just fabulous Kath, it looks amazing, real clever for the easter egg hunt, well as per you had me giggling at the thought of Buddy...he is a little devil at your easter weekend..xx

  4. This is beautiful Kath, love the design and wonderful stamps you have used. Wishing you and Buddy a Happy Easter!
    Linda xxx

  5. Wonderful card!!! Happy Easter to you all. Hugs to Buddy!

  6. I love your creative mind. You never cease to amaze me! That is an awesome card with those stamp sets that I would not have a clue what to do with!!

  7. Love the story about the eggs and Buddy and Grandkids, I can just visualise it and can understand your hesitation to hide eggs!

    Oh, what a fabulous male card, I absolutely love it, it is perfect to give with ticket(s) inside. This is one of the best male cards I have seen, it would suit so many people.... Big hugs, Anne xx


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hugs Kath xxx