Friday, October 10, 2014

Tick-Tock Anniversary

Hello!  I needed an anniversary card, and without too much thought, reached for this clock stamp by Inspired By Stamping's Paris set.  I like that it can look feminine or masculine, depending on how it's accessorized.


My dad gave me some Treasure Gold paste from Plaid Enterprises, long before he passed away.  He's been gone 19 years.  This stuff has a long shelf life.  ;-)  I swiped it randomly along the edges of the clock, then wiped it with a dry tissue to buff it to a shine.


An old book page became a flower with help from Flower Fusion dies by Sizzix/Stampin' Up!. After die cutting several layers' worth, I gently inked the edges, stacked them, wrinkled them a bit and added a brad. BUT: the brad was silver, which looked weird with my color scheme, so I dabbed on some of that Gold stuff to the center and buffed.  Perfect!

The dots on the oval around the sentiment were done with a fine-tipped Copic pen.


Thanks for your visit today.  Hope I've inspired you.  Happy October!



Stamps: clock - Paris - Inspired By Stamping; Daily Designs Sentiments - PTI Paper: vintage book page; kraft damask - The Paper Studio; burgundy patterns - SU; white, kraft, True Black - PTI Ink: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain - Ranger; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Fibers: skinny black ribbon - SU Accessories & Tools: oval punch - SU; circle, Ribbon Banners dies - Spellbinders; Floral Fusion dies - Sizzix/Stampin' Up!; micro pen - Copic; silver brad; smoky topaz gems - The Paper Studio; Treasure Gold paste - Plaid Enterprises

7 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! I loveeeeee the clock with the Eiffel Tower!!!!!

Marisa said...

Fabulous!

Ann Schach said...

Very pretty, Colleen! I love the gold on the edge of the clockface. It adds a touch of elegance.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how beautiful! I love how you used the gold. I was just thinking about doing that with something on white -- sort of a vintage, worn gilded look. Like gold leaf wearing off. Turned out fantastic!

Lisa said...

Very pretty Colleen!! I love the text print layered bloom and the pretty gold finish on the clock!

Stella said...

The idea that you got this Gold Paste from your dad....Colleen that's a well kept treasure. And look how gorgeous it looks! Brilliant to add a bit on your brad. It looks lovely. This cardis so elegant; sigh...
XXX

Maria said...

A very lovely anniversary card! Such a wonderful clock piece and pretty flower!

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