Anyway about my card...For my background, I dry embossed the DP using my D'vine Swirls embossing folder from Cuttlebug, then I lightly sanded the raised swirls with a white sanding block. This prepped the paper for easy uptake of my Encore silver ink which I lightly tapped & swept the pad across the paper. For the most part, the silver was only picked up on the raised swirls. If I had wanted to be precise about the silver ink placement, I would have inked up the swirls directly on the embossing folder & then ran it through my Big Shot. Depending upon your design & style, this precision can be important especially if you're using a contrasting color but my direct to paper technique worked here and made the clean-up faster than washing the embossing folder.
My ticket corners were created with a 1/2 circle punch. I have an old style SU! punch (the black one with the finger lever). If you have this kind, turn the punch over & look into the hole punch. Mine has two nice perpendicular lines that divide the circle into quarters or four 90 degree angles. I line up my corner with these lines for the ticket corners. I haven't seen other brands of punches to know if they are the same. Ever since I learned this trick, I haven't felt the need to purchase a ticket corner punch. OK...now you're seeing the frugal me...not cheap...as I will spend my stamping money on embellishments or paper. LOL!
Enough gibber-gabber from me. Thanks for stopping! Hugs,
Stamps: Lifetime of Happiness (SU)
Paper: Basic Gray (SU), White (Neenah), DP-Cornflower (We R Memory Keepers)
Ink: Silver (Encore)
Accessories: D'vine embossing folder (ProvoCraft-Cuttlebug), 1/2 inch circle punch (SU) used for ticket corners-see above description, silver brads (Michaels)