Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I'm just playing...

Heck!  if you knew how good it is to say "I'm just playing"!  I rarely get to create cards just for the fun of it.  They are usually for a class either at the store or online, not to mention how busy Craft-Dee BowZ keeps me.  So this is a treat!

I have this 'thing' about clocks, watches, etc.  So when this set came out by Papertrey Ink, I HAD to have it!  I have a wonderful  collection of antique keys, clocks, clock hands and pieces,  and watches (I don't have enough arm space to wear them all!)  I have some other ideas I want to try using this set, but now my classes and Craft-Dee BowZ are calling once again.  But I thought I'd share the card with you anyway.

The background is stamped using Memento Gray Flannel and stamped off once before applying to card.  The clock face, of course, is die cut.  I chose to use some Roman numerals and dots for the other numbers.  After die cutting the hands I then embossed them with some of the new Piccolo powders.  The black piece at the bottom is the negative of the border die (see inside picture) -- it just seemed to fit.

Then the inside is pretty straightforward.  This is one of the new Sizzix border dies (4 different dies in one set) that I have fallen in love with (oh, surprise!).  A simple card done at my leisure and for absolutely no reason in the world!  One never knows when an emergency birthday card will be needed.

Hope you enjoyed - ciao for now!

Ciao Bella! 


Donna Ellis said...

DD, it is a wonderful card! Wow! And the inside AND sentiment are beautiful!

Shona Erlenborn said...

I love this Dee Dee! Love how you used the negative of the border punch, and the sentiment is lovely! Great job!

Zoe said...

Wow! Fab card, love the simple elegant colours and design, the inside is as beautiful as outside, thank you for joining in Cards Galore challenge this month, good luck Hun xxx Zoe DT xxx

Julie Z said...

Oh, I can TOTALLY relate to hardly ever getting a chance to just make a card for the fun of it. It IS so refreshing and fun isn't it!
And your card is absolutely wonderful! What a great look you've created with the clock faces! Very sharp DD! Glad you got a chance to just play!!