Time to celebrate
I am extremely lucky to be invited to 4 birthdays in a row in February, every year. Four wonderful family members. The challenge is, however, they are all men. That means, hide the flowers, ribbons, swirls - everything, I am so comfortable with!
Brown cardstock and a whole bunch of different, in my mind, masculine stamps are a good base for the card. It has been a while, since I used washi tape, now it's time to shine! At the moment, when I put washi tape, I did not have a clear idea of, where I would place the rest of embellishments. I just selected random clusters and decided to "play" around them later.
Two clocks are stamped and cut with a circle die. I added some tags made of the book page and some left overs of the chess paper. I prepared the watch spare pars, which I would incorporate into the composition. It was actually a gift from my mom, what a thoughtful gesture! She asked one watchmaker to collect watch scrap. Well ... I am the luckiest scrapper, having these tiny gears, hands and dials in my stash.
When all assembled, I applied white modelling paste through a couple of different stencils and added microbeads. Brown base is glued onto a black A4 cardstock.
The palette is kept in earthy tones, to go with brown base and golden watch parts.
- Cardstock, cartridge paper from Flying Tiger
- Sizzix circle die
- Modelling Paste, Søstrene Grene
- Background stamps, Ebay & Bo Bunny
- Stencils, masks
- Washi tape, Søstrene Grene
- Paper: old book, leftovers
- Watch hands, dials and other spare parts
- Ink pad StazOn
- Microbeads Ciaté caviar