Thursday, February 16, 2012

Clock Face Card

Shirley pointed this card out to me on Pinterest.  It was pinned from the Operation Write Home site but I never could find the original post to give the card maker credit for her layout.

My original plan was to use clock stamps for the images until I remembered I'd found these really cool clock face clip art images online.

My dilemma with clip art and my card making software is that I'm never 100% sure of the size.  I've used the software for over four years and realized just this week that I could make a template with different sized circles in the program, then place the clip art image inside the circle and know exactly what size punch I'd need to use! ***sometimes it just takes me a while to see something so obvious! lol***

Using my template made it super simple to get the faces sized for my 1 3/4" circle punch.

I love, love, love the background paper on these!  It's from a DCWV stack called Tattered Time.  I'm hoping that JoAnne's in Norman still has one of these stacks so I can pick another one up on Saturday.  The papers have a lot of shiny embossing on them and they fit into the "steam punk" genre.  Sort of like Tim Holtz but not as expensive!

See how pretty the embossing is on the paper?  The cardstock base is Bazzil bittersweet brown.  The sentiment was printed in the card making software and I used a SU label punch to shape one end of it.


Vanessa said...

I love this card! Thanks for sharing your tip about sizing the clip art. I also love the Tattered Time stack--perfect for masculine cards!

okieladybug or okie_ladybug said...

I need to get some printed off and use them!! But gotta get my stuff gathered up for the swarm this weekend.

MaryH said...

Neat card, and great idea with the clipart. TFS