My new Garden Grace set from PTI just arrived!  Couldn’t wait to play with it!

The pink flowers were heat embossed.  They then “resisted” the ink of the clock where it was stamped over them.  This makes the clock appear to be behind the flowers without having to mask them.  This technique is known as “emboss resist”.

Playing along in some challenges:

CAS-ual Friday #129 “Shades of Gray”

PTI Make It Monday “Color and Texture for One Layer Cards”
Texture was added by the heat embossed flowers, the dry embossed stitching folder at the top and bottom of the card and the punched out window with inset.  Since the inset is adhered to the inside of the card, no additional layers, bulk or thickness was added to the “one-layer” card.

Simon Says Monday “Tick Tock”

Seize the Birthday “Anything Goes Birthday with NO Toppings”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: Tim Holtz Stamper’s Anonymous “Soulful Journey”; PTI “Garden Grace” and “Keep It Simple: Birthday”

Papers: PTI Select White and SU Basic Gray

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Basic Grey, Going Gray, Rose Red and Regal Rose; VersaMark

Accessories: Cuttlebug “Pinking Stitch Border” Embossing Folder; Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder; 3/4″ and 1″ Circle Punches

20 Responses to “Tick Tock and Textures”

  1. This is GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the fabulous image and the way you used your punches to continue the flowers on the inside! HUGS and have a wonderful weekend! 🙂 Mynn xx

    PS: I’d love for you to visit me at my blog (On a Stampage)–I have blog candy I’m giving away! 🙂

  2. So beautiful! I love the way you did the emboss resist. I thought it was all one stamp!

  3. Beautiful! I really love those embossed stitching lines- such a cool look!

  4. So pretty – I love how you’ve combined the stamps to make this classic-feeling card! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. Love how you used the clock with the flowers! Gorgeous card.

  6. Absolutely beautiful, Susan! What a knockout design!!

  7. Gorgeous card, Susan! What a great take on both challenges. I just got my Garden Grace set too. You have inspired me to ink it up this weekend.

  8. What a fab technique to create a one layer card, and it’s so beautiful too. Until I read the post, I thought you’d masked the flowers. This is something that will definitely be tried soon. This is a very pretty card with the PTI stamp set. Liked the ‘stitching’ embossing trimming too. TFS & Happy Sunday

  9. What a fantastic take on a one-layer card! I love how you created the flowers on top of that great vintage clock too! NJ!

  10. Great technique, gives a great look of dimension and love the embossed faux stitching!

  11. Lovely card. The frame of flowers around the clock with the window is sweet! Beautiful shimmery flowers. Happy that you joined us in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  12. This is so pretty and a great technique! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

  13. What a great idea, Susan! And it turned out so beautiful! I thought it was all one stamp at first and was thinking how pretty with the clock and flowers together. But, no, it was just your stamping genius at work! Love the Basic Gray card base with it, too!

  14. This is really beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

  15. Love those embossed flowers!!!
    I’m so glad you played along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  16. What a gorgeous card and you rocked the heat emboss resist technique for this.

  17. Love the cutout! Very pretty!

    Thanks for playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

  18. Oh my goodness gracious do I ever love this card! Super dooper card!!!

  19. VERY pretty!! I love the clock with the flowers going around it!

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