Monday, March 11, 2013

Artsy Fartsy Ticket Swap

This month I joined a new (to me!) swap at Your Paper Pantry~Artsy Fartsy Tickets. We were to make 5 different sets of ticket strips and use flowers on each set. I had a lot of fun with these and even used some new techniques.

I don't have the Tim Holtz ticket die, so I made my own ticket strips. Cut strips of cardstock 10" x 1.25" and score every 2". Use a small circle punch, hole punch, or crop-o-dile to punch half-circles on the score lines. Easy Peasy!

Set 1: I made the ticket strip with a piece of pink paper from the Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Stack. I inked the paper with Fired Brick Distress Ink and used texture paste and a brick wall stencil by Wendy Vecchi to add some texture. The texture paste picked up some of the red color from the ink. After it dried, I added Fired Brick and Vintage Photo to the bricks. These flowers are Recollections and I used burgundy buttons from my stash to embellish them.

Set 2:  I used my favorite distress technique to color this ticket strip~Tim's Wrinkle Free Distress Technique. These tickets are made from glossy cardstock. I used Bundled Sage, Forest Moss, and Wild Honey Distress Inks. The sentiment is from the Language of Love set by Stampin Up and the ribbon roses are from the dollar bin at Michael's.

Set 3: I used the TH technique on glossy cardstock. I colored the strip with Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar Distress Inks. I used Scor-Tape to adhere lacy seam binding all the way across the tags. The pink felt flowers are from Making Memories. The white flowers are from a stem of flowers from the Dollar Tree. I took them apart and inked the edges with Vintage Photo and then glued a sparkly pink gem in the middle.

Set 4: I made the ticket strip with a piece of blue paper from the Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Stack. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The felt leaves and the paper flowers are from Making Memories. I finished them off with some green bling for the flower centers.

Set 5: This strip is made with glossy cardstock. I inked the entire strip with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo. I used a polka dot stencil by Wendy Vecchi and Vintage Photo Distress Ink to create the patten on the tickets. I used a stamp (Spiraling Inferno by Inkadinkadoo) from a stamping gear and Forest Moss Distress Ink to create an additional pattern behind the flowers. The flowers are different shades of coral/peach and are from the dollar bin at Michael's.

I had a great time making these tickets. I can't wait to see what I receive. I think these will be great for SMASH*books and mini albums! Have YOU made tickets? Leave me a link below so I can check out your work.


  1. You did a great job with these, DeAnna!

  2. I never would have known those weren't from a die! Awesome way to create tickets!!! :)