Monday, March 4, 2013

There is always time for a party!

It has been forever since I did a challenge (we moved!) but its Mad March which means a mega amount of Birthdays all clumped together sooo what better way to get motivated and some direction than challenges? 

The first inspiration & direction I am taking is from a Simon Says Stamps challenge which was Anything goes with a focus on Tim Holtz… what is not to love about this?  Now the majority of my Tim Holtz seems to be my “masculine” and “steampunk” themed folders and dies along with my Adirondack/Tim Holtz inks so that made my decision easy… a card for Pop!

I accidentally stumbled on Simon Says Stamp and Show’s blog (so glad I did!) and voila my decision was made as to what to do… a challenge of “By the Numbers”… Now Pop who is turning 84 years young has rebuilt many clocks and has fascinated my boys with winding and chiming them!

Tim Holtz’s Alterations Texture Fades Sizzix Embossing Pocket Watches folder… Try saying that fast!  A celebration of Pop’s birthday and his love of clocks and the order that the numbers on the faces bring him… Perfect for both challenges!  So here is the result:

I embossed the copper coloured Spellbinders craft foil through my Cuttlebug in the Pocket Watches folder and cut it to size, matted it on black cardstock then made a white card blank and mounted it.

I also used Tim Holtz’s idea-ology Game spinners on the pocket watch cut from my Spellbinders Timeless Heritage Die.  I highlighted the numbers on the pocket watch with a black sharpie (awesome on Spellbinders foil!) and then added some texture to the foil with a few light dabbings of Tim Holtz and Adirondack Rust coloured alcohol inks…

That’s about it… Have a great day!


  1. Sarah...your card is really cool. Clocks are perfect for a numbers theme! Love how you created a card using the Pocket Watches Embossing Folder and the copper metal foil. The game spinners are a nice metallic embellishment as well. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

    1. Thanks so much for the feed back Candy... so glad to be back in the crafting room!

  2. Wonderful card Sarah, love the embossed foil it looks fab with the pocket watches embossing folder.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & thanks for sharing some of your Tim Holtz goodies with us :)
    hugs Mandy xx

    1. Thanks Mandy... its been a heap of fun trying the challenge!!


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