Thursday, June 13, 2013

Anniversary Clock

I made a pocket watch anniversary card for my husband using a quote from I Corinthians that we used in our wedding ceremony program.

To make the clock, I used the pocket watch die from Tim Holtz using paper from Melissa Frances.  I cut out an extra die and cut off the top - the part that would be attached to the fastener.  I painted it in Antiqued Bronze Distress Paint and then I added just a tiny bit of Ranger Alcohol Ink in Latte.  Adding the alcohol ink made the piece less shiny and more antique looking with the two tones.  I attached the Idea-ology Swivel Clasp Fastener which I also dabbed with Antiqued Bronze Distress Paint.

I love butterflies so I added one using a stamp from Cavallini & Co.and dusted on some Perfect Pearls to give it that subtle sparkle.  Blue Raspberry Perfect Pearls - kind of loses the romance of the whole piece :)  I used the Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen Distress Ink Pad to antique the edges.  The seam binding is painted with Weathered Wood Distress Ink Reinker - my new favorite color.  Love the blue, gray hues.  Lastly, I added a pin from a swap I was in and small key from Recollections.

I am entering the clock card in:
Crafts & Me Challenge Blog -  Challenge #137 Vintage

Our Creative Corner - Recipe - From List A, I have a ribbon (seam binding).  From List B, I have metal (swivel clasp fastener and key).  From List C, I have paints (Distress Paint in Antiqued Bronze) and inks (Ranger Alcohol Ink in Latte, Weathered Wood Distress Ink Reinker)

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Card Project for a Male

Paper Playtime  - Ch #12 Anything Goes

Love to Create Challenge Blog - #69 Shabby or Vintage

Thank you for visiting! :)
Little drops of water, little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean, and the pleasant land.
So the little minutes, humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages of eternity.
~ JULIA CARNEY, Little Things 


  1. This is stunning and a beautiful keepsake, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  2. This is wonderful - how unusual! Love the vintage look to the top and the subtleness of the butterfly! Wonderful and thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. Hugs, Karon.

  3. Your card is fabulous! Love the die cut and beautiful details! The butterfly is totally gorgeous! So glad you shared with us at Crafty Sentiments!
    Jackie W :)

  4. Great project!

    Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week.

    Susan x

  5. Beautiful Card Thanks for playing this week at Love to Create Hugs Sandra DT x

  6. Hi Lori, this really is a beautiful creation and what a lovely way to celebrate your Wedding Anniversary. Thanks so much for joining in at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Anne x

  7. Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!
    Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
    DT member Love to Create Challenge

  8. What a great card, so personal. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  9. what a cool anniversary card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

  10. This is really neat! Love the unique style! Thank you so much for playing along at Crafty Sentiments Designs! We hope that you will play along with us again soon!

  11. This is so beautiful Lori. Love the pearlised face. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Jenny x

  12. This is so gorgeous and even more beautiful for the meaning behind it!


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