Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tattered Time

Hello!  I have just a very simple masculine card to show you today.  I recently purchased this Inkadinkado 'Pocket Watch' stamps on accident.  I thought it was a clearance stamp and I didn't realize I paid the regular sale price till it was too late.  I decided to keep it rather than go through the hassle of a return because I figured it would make a really quick and easy masculine card;  and it did!

My first dilemma in using this stamp was how in the world do I color it?  I mean, pocket watches are usually silver or gold, and the clock face either white or off white.  Now I could have mimicked the look, but I felt it would be too much work and probably never look like I wanted it to anyway.  So I decided to not color the watch and just stamp it on a piece of designer paper from DCWV 'Tattered Time'.  From there, I just added a sentiment from a retired Stampin Up! set called 'A Little Birdie Told Me' and adhered it to a Chocolate Chip panel, and a Kraft card base.  That was it.  I thought of adding either a string, or some brads, but I didn't.  I liked it just as it was, and I figured, whatever guy I sent it to would prefer it unembellished as well.

Have a great day!  Amy


  1. What a great idea to stamp it directly on the designer paper. The card looks fantastic!

  2. Gorgeous masculine card Amy!! I love that image!! :)

  3. Oh fantastic ! A wonderful male card, excellent work Amy !


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