On The Road

I re-visited a technique I’d tried years ago when I saw Gina K show it in this video.

It’s easy and yet beautifully effective and I’m thrilled with the result.

If you don’t already do so then I suggest you subscribe to StampTV, there are new videos, techniques and challenges every week and it is so very informative.

I find myself going back to look up ideas lurking in the back of my mind and following the step-by-step instructions which Gina makes so clear and simple. Have a look 🙂

The packaging around this embossing folder was a lovely shiny, sturdy card so I re-purposed.

Being frugal!

This is actually nice enough to use as it is without any colours.

Gold weaving

Not a lot of forethought went into the choosing of the colours, I basically just grabbed 4.

Distress Inks

The lightest colour doesn't change things too much.

Antique Linen

Rusty Hinge deepens the colour but I left some patches of the lighter showing through.

Rusty Hinge

Fired Brick is starting to add a bit of punch to it all now, these inks do all blend nicely.

Fired Brick

Vintage Photo is the final touch before polishing with a tissue to remove colour from the embossed lines

Vintage Photo

Using another piece of recycled card I stamped the car and words with Versafine and embossed with clear ep.

Stamping

ProMarkers were used to colour the car, a little ink sponged around the image while still in the die and a slightly larger oval die-cut to mat onto.

Colouring

Matted and layered, a strip of the dark card to look like a ribbon and that's it!

Finished

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