Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog at the moment and today it's my turn with a post all about embellishment clusters with tickets.
I adore the way you can include tickets in almost any embellishment cluster, adding a sentiment, a symbol, some colour or a date in a subtle way.
I've included some great links to digi & printable tickets over at the CKCB but I also wanted to include a quick & easy tutorial for making your own tickets from scratch over here.
Cut a strip of cardstock 1" (2.5cm) wide and add faint pencil lines it at 2" (5cm intervals). Using a sewing machine with a large needle (but no thread), sew across the strip along these lines. A needle, pokey tool, paper percer or tracing wheel will do the job too, but a sewing machine is quick!
Use a longer stitch lenth if you want to keep the ticket strip intact. Use a shorter stitch length to make it easy to rip the tickets apart.
Using a hole punch take a semi circle out of each edge of the perforated lines.Some tickets have large holes punched half-way up the perforations as well (like the Maya Road adore ticket above).
If you want your tickets to have an inner frame then make a ¾" x 1¾" (2cm x 4.5cm) template to draw around.
Finally, have some fun decorating your tickets!