Time Travelers

I  fell in love with this unique card that I discovered on the Layers Of Ink Blog hosted by Anna-Karin. I highly recommend stopping by for a visit. You are sure to pick up a few tips and fun techniques. Thanks Anna for sharing today’s inspiration.


Anna made a double-high accordion card using Karen Burniston’s Sizzix Accordion Flip 3-D album die. You can see how to make the album double-high here. This height was perfect for the Tim Holtz Time Traveler stamps by Brett Weldele.
Distress Ink
Anna used Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Antique LinenGathered Twigs, and Salty Ocean for all the color on the card. I love the blue of Salty Ocean and the brown of Gathered Twigs. They look great together.
After letting the Jet Black ink dry for a while, water color the gentlemen with the Distress Inks. If you are planning to water color, you need to stamp with a waterproof ink otherwise it will smear. Just smear the three distress inks on your craft sheet, give them each a mist of water. and color the images with a paint brush. You can blend many shades of color from just one ink pad by reducing or adding the amount of water you use.  Make sure to mist at the edge of a color on your craft sheet so that you have some concentrated ink to work with too.
This is the front of the card when it is closed. Anna stamped the edges with a stamp from Tim Holtz School Desk set using the Jet Black ink.
The letters were die cut from black kraft-core cardstock, sanded, and inked. The panels were die cut from natural sticky-back canvas and colored by smearing Salty Ocean and Gathered Twigs on a craft sheet and misting the canvas heavily with water. You can even go and run it under a tap and then dipping it into the ink.  Go crazy and just have fun with it. When dry, try using a background stamp to add texture.
light bulb
Clocks& Gears
The clock was stamped on Ranger’s Specialty Stamping Paper with Archival Jet Black. I love the detail you get with this ink on Specialty Stamping and on glossy cardstock.
Here’s a view from the top so that you can see the mechanism of the card.
My hope for you is to be fearless when it comes to your creativity, to try new thing and most important to have fun.
Thanks for visiting and have a very creative day!



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1 thoughts on “Time Travelers

  1. Rita Harris says:

    I recently bought the Sizzix Accordian 3d pundh and I have made a halloween card. I really liked you time traveler card but I was wondering why your’s looked elongated and had a different shape to the squarish shape of the die cut. Please explain.

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