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
Sakura gold gel pen
Martha Stewart scoreboard