Tuesday, 18 April 2017

There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want

I’m sharing a card I made for a colleague who is retiring featuring some rusty watches courtesy of the Time Pieces stamp from Docrafts.

I’ve rusted up my watches after seeing all the inspiration over at Country View Challenges for their current rust theme.  Got to say I love the rusty effect, best I’ve achieved to date.  To make sure my paper would stand up to the rusting I used Yupo and created a metallic background with alcohol inks (my Copic Various Inks as I don’t have any grey in Tim’s alcohol inks).

Alcohol inks are my ‘choice’ to make up the third element for the current CAS Mix Up challenge.  Got my stamping covered with the watches and the inlaid die-cutting with the ‘congrats’ sentiment.  I didn’t have a die for a retirement so teamed this with some printed words (no retirement stamps either).  In hindsight I think I should have swapped out the diecut for one in another colour so it would actually stand out, as it is, it’s quite hard to actually see the ‘congrats’.

The layout of my card follows the current sketch over at Fusion.  I’ve just used the sketch this time as this card is going to a male so a bouquet of flowers wasn’t appropriate.

Chalks & Powders etc
Twiddleybitz ~ Rusting Powder
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Clearly Besotted Die ~ CBDCO064 Congrats Word
Inks & Paints etc
Copic Various Inks ~ N1, N3, N5
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink ~ Blending Solution & Silver Mixative
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Embossing & Hickory Smoke
Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock ~ Black
Creative Memories Cardstock ~ Silver
Docrafts ~ Time Pieces

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Emily. The clock images are just perfect for a masculine retirement card. Great job on the rusting technique. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. Great job on the rusting technique, Emily! A great card for a guys retirement! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. Wow beautiful rusting technique, very well executed. Love the design too.
    Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. Such a great card - love this stamp! Hugs, Autumn

  5. This is such an amazing vintage design. Love how you rusted these watches. Thanks so much for playing along at Fusion!

  6. this looks fab and I'm so glad you had a go at the rusting - it looks great! Thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges and good luck! Hugs rachel x


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