Enjoy the Journey

Hi Everyone, and welcome back to the craft room! Have you seen the new Whimsy Paper Door June card kit? This is the first month I’ve ordered it, and I am so excited to share the this card with you!

The kit is full of goodies including: 6×6 specialty cardstocks, exclusive stamps and dies, twine, brads, distress crayons, and more! I love the masculine, vintage feel of this set, and knew it would make a perfect Father’s Day card for my hubby. Thankfully, the shipping was fast, and I received the kit just yesterday.



I stamped the tickets with black Memento ink onto two separate kraft cardstock sheets from the kit. One sheet I used to cut tickets with the matching die, and the other I embossed using the die.

I colored five tickets with the included kit distress craons, and smudged the color for a grungy look.

Vintage photo and chipped sapphire Distress ink was blended around the outside of the embossed cardstock and around the tickets. Then I distressed the outer edge, and blended more ink onto the edges.

Next I glued the colored tickets onto some of the embossed tickets for added dimension.

I stamped the sentiment onto more kraft, distressed, and die cut it with one of the stitched dies. Then I added Distress Crackle paint, and set it aside to dry.


I used a larger die to cut a copper panel from a kit cardstock, and then aged it and the brads with alcohol ink and distress embossing powder. (For detailed instructions on this technique from a previous post, click HERE.) This “rusted” look is one of my all-time favorite tricks learned from Tim Holtz! What do you think? Doesn’t it look old and rusted?


I popped both panels up with craft foam, and added the twine before adhering the whole panel to navy cardstock and the card base.


If you want to easily blend Distress Crayons onto cardstock, first paint a thin layer of clear gesso or collage medium over the cardstock. The crayons will easily smudge, blend, and move. I didn’t do that for the tickets here, because I wanted the rougher, smudged look. (Click HERE for another card I created using collage medium and Distress Crayons.)

Combining the embossing with select die cut elements adds tons of interest and dimension.



Crackle paint is another favorite trick for creating a vintage feel. I find this gives a more dramatic crackle effect than the Distress Collage Crazing Medium.


Seriously, you have got to try the rusting technique with Distress Vintage Photo embossing powder on a mixed media or vintage card! It’s too cool not to try. If you missed the link earlier, click HERE for a previous post on this technique.


So what do you think? Isn’t this kit so fun? Have you checked it out and ordered yours yet? Thanks for stopping by today! Love and crafty hugs!


Paper Door FINAL text update Whimsy Paper Door June Card Kit





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