Thursday, June 25, 2009

Time is Priceless

I sat down tonight to create a retirement card for a co-worker. I couldn't think of any specific retirement stamps in my collection. Truth is, I didn't feel like digging them out...... Instead, I pulled out some Tim Holtz sets: Slight Alterations for the background & Elements of Time for one clock & the verse.
....lots of layers of inks, a mask & some stamps to create the background. Then I added elements until I was satisfied with it.
The "Time...." verse at the bottom is from CHF Time to Stamp set as well as the ornate clock & the black partial clock faces in the corners.

I added Glossy Accents to "Time is priceless" because it didn't stand out. I couldn't emboss it with clear because all the back ground Distress inks were still damp. The embossing powder would have stuck everywhere......not a look I wanted.
It was fun to get inky again. I've been busy with other things this week so I've missed my stamping time. I did manage to make a card to post on Artistic Outpost for Saturday. Stop by then to see it here, too.
So glad you stopped by.......come back soon!
Tim Holtz Elements of Time, Slight Alterations
CHF Time to Stamp
Distress inks: Broken China, Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Black Soot
Ranger Archival Black
Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz mask


Shar said...

Fantastic! What a great take on the idea of time and so fitting for a retirement card!r

Ineke said...

Wauw, this is wonderfull. Very nice colors. The card is just great. Greetings Ineke