Tuesday, 18 August 2015

It's About Time at Cardz 4 Guyz

Today at Cardz 4 Guyz our challenge is It's about Time!  - think clocks, watches and so on.

I've used a piece of backing paper from my stash for this card, showing the workings of a deconstructed watch. I have absolutely no idea where this paper came from! I think it must have been from a welcome pack from one of the now-defunct postal craft clubs I joined in the days before I got internet access.

The band across the card is stamped using an unmounted stamp that came in a grab bag many years ago. I've used a stamp positioner to stamp it three times across the width of the band.

The watch is made with a much newer stamp, one of Studio G's mini sets. The hands are separate stamps, so you can choose the time on your watch dial. I've set them at 10 to 2, which is the one most watches and clocks on display for sale are set to. Did you know there's a theory that it makes them look more attractive and therefore makes us more likely to buy? To make it, I stamped the watch twice, once on white card and once on gold. I used Staz-on on the gold card - even then, it needs very careful stamping to make sure it doesn't smudge. (Oh, all right then, I'll confess, this was my fourth attempt!). Then I cut it out and found a circle die of the right size to remove the centre dial, and stuck a scrap of acetate behind the opening, before sticking the whole thing onto the white card watch. A piece of gold peel-off chain completes the pocket-watch effect.

I am sharing this with

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Challenge Blog - One for the Boys
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes  


  1. Love that DP Jane and well done stamping on the gold mirri, it's a nightmare I know!! :)

  2. You had the perfect paper for the challenge Jane! The gold framings add a lovely shimmer to your card - love the pocket watch over the sentiment panel! Julia xx

  3. What a fab design, Jane - I love the little timepiece, it looks like a real one - well done on persevering, it was worth it.
    Hugz, Jan xx

  4. JANE...CLEVER...
    I love the explanation of how you made your POCKET WATCH..
    I love that peel off chain sticker love the idea to stamp two times to make the watch look more interesting
    I love your Paper with many watch
    so manly card so great idea and I luv this
    I will search my Watch Image and will try to join before our vacation at 23 Augst to Croatia..2 weeks will be there...

    PS: when is your bday you never told me ..now I am feeling guilty not making you a card for your bday...may I make one Jane.. :)

  5. Fabulous card Jane, love the watch and the gold chain


  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Amy DT

  7. Love this Jane, the watch is fab x

  8. Love this Jane, the watch is fab x

  9. Great male card. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations Alli x

  10. Fantastic card, love your design and thank you for joining us at A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge, good luck in draw and hope we see you again..Hugs Lozzy x


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