To create the background for my card, I swiped my Picket Fence Distress Stain bertically and then horizontally over a piece of light blue cardstock. Next I stamped the cheesecloth background stamp (Stampin’ Up) in Peeled Paint (Distress Oxide), spritzed it with water, and heat set. I then distressed the edges and inked them (using the Ink Applicator) with Vintage Photo Distress ink.
I used the Bigz – Tick Tock die (Tim Holtz) to cut a clock out of old music paper. I ran my Peeled Paint (Distress Stain) over the top and then added a layer of Picket Fence Distress Stain. I love how easy the stains are to apply over large areas and how transparent they are. Picket Fence adds such a fun element with it’s semi opaque finish!
To further distress my clock and make it “pop” against the background, I applied some Vintage Photo Distress ink around the edges. To decorate the lower corner, I made some Candi Dot flowers from the Nightingale Square pack and added a few pieces of greenery punched with the branch punch from Martha Stewart.
- Glue a Candi Dot to the center of a small punched circle
- Glue candi dots around your flower center to form petals. You can glue them on either inside of the original candi or around the outside edge
- Continue to add petals behind your rows until your flower reaches a desired size
- You can decorate the centers with other candi dots, pearls, glitter glue, etc.
(Come back tomorrow to see how I used these fun flowers on a Heritage-themed home decor display!)
The face of my clock is die cuts from the Hello Doily Sizzix Dies. The center is a cream Candi Dot and tiny pearl. Using a small paintbrush, I diluted some Vintage Photo Distress ink with water and splashed it on the front so it wouldn’t be quite so “bright.” After layering my clock on 3 pieces of white cardstock for strength and dimension, I tied a little green bow on the handle using some Green Lace from Petaloo.