Thursday, January 24, 2013

Time Marches On

 
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This week, Joanne Grzelak challenged the CCEE Stampers to celebrate a little known holiday, Punch the Clock Day (Jan 27), by creating a masculine card with some connection to time or clocks. How interesting! For sure, I've never heard of that holiday. But, I had a timepiece stamp I had never used so away I went creating.
 
This card will be for my oldest son and the time on the clock is when he was born...2:39 a.m.  It was nice that the hands of the clock were separate so I could stamp it wherever I wanted.
 
As you can see, I did a lot of distressing..a lot. :-)  The bronze colored paper is a pad from Hobby Lobby. I ran it through a Cuttlebug embossing folder/Herringbone. I used a Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad/tea dye to run over it after I ran it through the Cuttlebug. When I took a photo, the clock turned more copper (a lot more). Ugh! Well, I do love copper, though. 
 
The rim of the clock was colored with Copic Lionet Gold, Y-28.  I crackled the face of the clock with Inkssentials Crackle Accents and Ranger Distress Crackle.  Added the corners and a sentiment...all done!
 
Other items used:
Stamps-Studio 112 for timepiece-I think a $1.00 stamp from Jo Ann Stores, Sentiment is Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Fabulous Dogs
Paper-PTI vintage cream, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip, The Paper Studio/Wood Fence-Designer Red
Ink-Memento-Rich Cocoa
Accessories-EK Success corner punch/Victorian (others in post)
 

32 comments:

StampOwl said...

Oh what fun to be able to put the time your son was born

Sonia said...

Stunning card my dearest Brenda^_^
Fabulous backgroud paper^_^
Big hug,
Sonia

Sabrina said...

Brenda!! Wow, that is just amazing. All the texture and metallics are simply fabulous. I love the photo corners, too. I

Vicky Gould said...

Wish I had seen this card last week when my son turned 50....what a brilliant idea to have the clock show the time of birth. I love this masculine card, Brenda!

Carol L said...

What a fantastic idea for a birthday card for your son! I love the hands pointing to the time of his birth! Gorgeous distressing here, and I just love the crackle accents! The background is fabulous too! I love this card!!
Oh, they just did yet another complete analysis of Beyonce's performance again this morning on GMA! It's SO annoying!

Lois said...

What a bold look to your card, Brenda! And I love that you stamped the time that your son was born -- how cool is that!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Time does indeed march on, Benzi! I love all the fun textures you included in this cool card. A perfect keepsake for your son's birthday!

Becky said...

wow, this looks awesome Benzi! I love the rich color of copper.

Davi said...

Awesome card Brenda!! I love the texture and bold colors, and what a cool idea to stamp his birth time!! Im sure he will be impressed :)

Carla S. said...

Fantastic card, Brenda! Very unique design! Love how you did the clock!

NanaConnie said...

Marvelous, Benzi! I love how you were able to stamp the clock hands at his time of birth. That makes this card so special. :-D The background is terrific for a masculine card and that herringbone piece really sets off the clock face. All in all, a really spectacular card!

Marisa said...

Stunning background!! Love it!! I'm sure your son will love the card too - especially with the great detail of the time he was born on the clock face :)

Hussena said...

What a fabulous card benzi ...i love the texture and the bold print you have used ...such a perfect Masculine card !!

Basslady said...

hun, until now you have been my CAS-queen...and suddenly you show you are cool-style-queen, too! *LOL*

absolutely incredibly stylish, dearie!
love, love, love it!!!!

hugs and kisses from very cold germany...brrrrr

silvi xoxoxoxo

Charlene said...

Whata fantastic idea!!!! I love how you used the time he was born!!! A wonderful masculine card and he will love it!!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love that awesome bg! WOW! Isn't it amazing how, no matter how much we forget, the time our children were born isn't one of the things we have to mull over!!

Angel 007 said...

Hi Benzi,
das ist ja eine ganz wunderbare Karte für Deinen Sohn zum Geburtstag und er wird sich ganz bestimmt sehr darüber freuen.
Dieser Stil der Karte und die Farben gefällen mir ganz besonders gut und Du hast eine wunderschöne Arbeit gemacht.
Liebe Grüße Carmen

wannabcre8tive said...

What a special card for your son with his birth time on it. Love the papers.

Kathy Bradley said...

Benz,
What a pretty card for your son. I love all the cool colors and the clock face looks quite real!!

JD said...

Awesome card! Very nicely done, and very creative!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Wow! I love this beauty on so many levels: the artistic design, the bold dramatic colors, the embossing, and the fact that you were able to put the exact time of your son's birth on it. Outstanding card, Brenda!

Bonnie said...

Wow! That pocket watch is fantastic, Benzi! And how clever to put the time he was born!

Maria said...

Wow! What a stunning card for you son's birthday! Love the special touch with the clock's hands for his time of birth! Beautiful distressing on this true treasure of a card...LOVE IT!!!

Pam~ said...

Awesome card! It definitely has the masculine / rustic look...love it!

~Tammy~ said...

How neat...I've never heard of that either and I love how you were able to personalize the card in such a special way! Fantastic take on the challenge and a stunning card for your son!

nwilliams6 said...

Magical stuff here Brenda. I love all the meaningfulness you added - from the time you selected to the little pieces of the circle coming off - all of it makes a really deep and meaningful card. Love it! Hugz!

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh love all your embossing and distressing, what a fab effect. And such a nice idea to add your son's time of birth too.

Julie Hoffman said...

Perfect masculine card! Love that you set the clock to the time your Son was born! I'm sure he'll love it!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so personalized and special.....love that background....also like the different 'patinas' that make this card so interesting and artistic...fabbo

pam124 said...

Gosh, Benz, you went all out on this fabulously textured tailor made card. It's STUPENDOUS!

Audrey Ann said...

OMGoodness - this is a delightful and handsome STUNNER!!! So unique - love it corner to corner!
Hugs,
Audrey

Ellen said...

How cool is this!!! Your son is going to love this, especially the time of birth! The background distressed background is really eye catching. A brilliant card my friend!!