August 7, 2012

Steampunk Elizabeth

Things are busy at home - again - which means you're just getting a card again.  I really need to post some of my older cards, these new ones 'tend' to look pretty good (if I do say so myself) and I haven't finished convincing you that my cards used to look horrible (on average).

Anyway, this one I started last week with the background.  I've wanted a clock background stamp but wondered if I could make my own with the clock stamps I have.  Turns out I can, but with the masking it's rather time consuming.  It would have helped too had I confirmed the card base was right side up before I started (rather than at the end).  Hence all the upside down clocks.

Unless I know what occasion I'm using the card for I wait until I'm going to send it before adding a sentiment.

And as an aside, it turns out that you can tape an unmounted stamp to an acrylic block to stamp with it. I wouldn't suggest that as a long term solution, but it's definitely good in a pinch if you don't have mounting foam and want to use your unmounted stamp.

Cardstock: white Recollections
Stamps: Close to my Heart - Key Moments, Inkadinkado - Clock Wings, Make it Crafty - Elizabeth J
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo
Markers: Crayola
Sakura gold gel pen
Martha Stewart scoreboard

1 comment:

Patty Froese said...

Neat! One to file away. You know it'll be perfect for something...