Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Time Themed Birthday

Hi there everybody.  I made this card a couple of weeks or more ago for a family birthday.  I found this stencil with the clock and cogs amongst my new collection of stencils and thought this would work for the background.  I then found a pocket watch stamp from a freebie Docraft collection to put over the top.

I started with a snippet of white card and inked through the stencil using Versafine Smokey Gray ink and then heat embossed it with WOW Clear Embossing Powder.  I cut it with a Tonic Scalloped Square die.  I then coloured it with the smooshing technique using Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans and Mustard Seed Distress Inks.  When it was dry there were some white spaces which I decided to fill in with Adirondack Stonewashed Ink using some blending foam.

I stamped the pocket watch image three times on another snippet of white card again using the Smokey Grey ink and fancy cut them out.  I then backed them with white funky foam and attached them to the base stencilled image, and then adhered this to a white square base card.

Finally using my Misti I stamped the sentiment with the Smokey Gray Ink and heat embossed it with the WOW Clear EP.

I decided not to send this to the person it was intended for after DH made the point that the time passing theme seemed to him inappropriate for someone of older years.  I must admit this had not occured to me but hopefully it will be more suitable for someone else in the coming months.

Thank you for looking at my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenge:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 285/6 where we use our snippets of card and paper etc.
Uniko Challenge - No. 41 Masculine (without the twist).
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Emboss It.
Penny Black and More June Challenge - Anything Goes.  Happy 7th Birthday!
Happy Little Stampers June CAS Challenge  - Smoosh.
Allsorts Challenge - Week 420 Birthday Boy.


  1. wonderful card Pat, love the clocks,and the bG, thanks for joining us at Uniko.

  2. Thank you for letting us know how you did that fabulous background. Love the resist technique and the colours you've used. Great fussy cutting too and Your DH has made me have a re-think on using time/clocks etc x Thank you for the inspiration x

  3. super how you layered it all for such interest.
    xx Karen

  4. It is a fabulous masculine birthday card, maybe for a person in a young age as your Husband said! Love the artistic look of the stenciled background! Great idea to do emboss resist with the stencil!!! Have a great day, Pat!!! Hugs!

  5. Great stamping and inking Pat and your choice of fresh greens with grey works so well. A perfect masculine card as well which would fit in very well over at Allsorts this week !

    Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  6. It a gorgeous card, Pat!

  7. Love the colours and the inking great card

  8. Gorgeous card Pat! Love the background and those watches look perfect. I see your husband's point though about the march of time! :)

    Thank you for coming to play in the Snippets Playground!


    Di xx

  9. Fab background and I like the dimensional clocks.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  10. A wonderful Man card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

  11. A lovely card Pat. I love the colours. I like the emboss resist technique. Barbxx

  12. Beautiful card, it's great for a male. Fantastic background :) Take care xx

  13. WOW love this is so cool and unique Pat
    Dr Sonia

  14. Love this card, Pat, what a fabulous background. xx

  15. A fabulous and grungy design Pat. Love the striking elements against your inky BG. Great idea for the guys and Thanks for playing along with us at Uniko this month.

  16. Gorgeous card!
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more
    and at Allsorts;-))m

  17. oh, i love the background colours of this fabulous card! thank you so much for playing along with us this month at the penny black and more challenge.

  18. Awesome background and FABulous masculine card. Loving your colour choice too. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  19. Awesome masculine card. That background is amazing. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx


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