When I buy a new die I like to use it straight away to ensure it is not faulty. I had this Tim Holtz Old Jalopy die cut out on my craft desk for ages and finally decided to do something with it.
I think what put me off was the colour of the cardstock I had used so I altered it with Distress Ink and stamped over it with Hero Arts Old Letter Writing wooden stamp using Coffee Archival ink. The background cardstock was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and sanded for effect. I used (or should I say abused) my Zutter Distresser for the edges. I am still fairly new to the machine and have not quite got the hang of it.
The sentiment is from Tim Holtz - Stuff to Say and was stamped also using Coffee Archival ink.