Tuesday, February 5, 2013

TST #104 Tick...Tock

It's once again the time to bring out the sketch challenge over at Try Stampin on Tuesday.
I loved this sketch and I started to go through my DSP paper for inspiration.  First I thought dark green, but had a hard time finding the right DSP to go with it until I found one that was very muted, but had just the right hint of the green that I wanted.  Then once I had the basic form together it was too plain looking.  I wanted to use the Clock Works stamp set so I decided to run just the dark green and the DSP strip through the Clocks Embossing folder.
So now with the DSP and the green CS embossed I still needed something to make the clock stand out so I pulled out my Cog Punch (one of my better purchases in punches).  The larger cogs were adhered to the base and the smaller ones were adhered to the clock front, which was lifted with dimensionals.  Still missing something and having no chain I decided to use butcher twine to make pulleys and adhered the smaller cogs to the ends.
Now that the outside was complete I decided to use the same colours and with the scraps that were left over I made a simple inside to the card.
I hope that you like what I have come up with.  Now hop on over to the Try Stampin website and see what the other great Designers have in store for you.  I know you will be pleasantly surprised.  Don't forget to upload your version of the sketch for all to see.

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  1. Nancy, I have the Clockworks stamp set and really find it hard to create with but your card is totally brilliant! I am going to add this to my 'Must CASE' list. Thanks for the inspiration, love it!

  2. Fantastic card. Love hearing how it evolved and that you decorated the inside - something I should do more often :)

  3. I love these colors. How pretty, love the hanging gears! Awesome card.

  4. Nancy, the use of the gears is just fabulous! LOVE your description of how this amazing card was created! HUGS and hope you have an amazing rest of your week, friend! :)

  5. Nacny this card is awesome! Great embossed background and Love the use of the gears and cogs and that you carried the design to the inside of the card as well.