Floral Timepiece

100_8870Today’s card features a lot of Tim Holtz products. Not only is the clock ones of his dies, but there’s quite a few layers of distress ink in one form or another.

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.

100_8872I 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!

100_8863-horzTo 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.

100_8706-horz-vertThere are several ways to form pretty flowers with your Candi Dots – Today I’m sharing two of them.

  1. Glue a Candi Dot to the center of a small punched circle
  2. 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
  3. Continue to add petals behind your rows until your flower reaches a desired size
  4. 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!)

100_8873The 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.

100_8875I added a stenciled design from Tim Holtz Watercolor stencil in Peeled Paint (Distress Oxide) inside using stencil brushes and some water. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz‘s “The Journey” stamp set.

I’d love to see what you’ve been working on lately, so stop by the CURRENT CHALLENGE and link up anything that uses products from companies Cropstop carries in the store!



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2 Responses to Floral Timepiece

  1. Becca Yahrling says:

    This is just stunning, Esther! Love TH products and I really love the clock piece
    and all the pretty elements you used to put it, and the whole card, together.

  2. Wow that is outstanding, I totally love the colors you used in the clock really gives it that vintage look to it, and aren’t you ever clever with your flowers I never would have thought of that. Like the doily inside, terrific card!

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