Saturday, 22 June 2013

Simon Says Stamp and Show... Kraft!

Surprisingly for a vintage lover, I'm not a big fan of kraft card. It's because I love my colours and of course, they are always somewhat muted on kraft card. I do, however, use a lot of recycled packaging. Often, as with the notebook covers from last month, the card is covered with patterned papers. But another way I like to use it is with diecutting.

In this card, the weathered clock, gears and hands are all diecut from recycled cat food box before decorating with metallic distress stains. The clock is stuck onto the card using Claudine Hellmuth matt multi medium, whilst the gears and clock hands are adhered with a decorative screw brad through the centre. This is attached to the panel before sticking to the rest of the card, so the hands of the brad are hidden.

This card started out with the egg timer which is a Hunkydory topper. I chose some inks to match (Pumice Stone and Milled Lavender), and set about making an inky background on A4 stamping card. Plenty of picket fence distress stain was used to mute the colours and also for some of the ghost stamping to add interest. Once dried, the master sheet is cut into an A5 piece for the main card background, and an A6 piece for the top panel, and each of these is matted onto grey card along with the topper. The washers came from Tom's toolbox. I asked if he had any washers and he made the mistake of saying "help yourself", so I did :-)

Sizzix Bigz Tim Holtz dies: Weathered Clock, Gadget Gears
Tim Holtz stamp set Time
recycled cat food box
metallic distress stain
screw brad
adhesives: Claudine Hellmuth matt multi medium, PVA
distress inks: Milled Lavender, Pumice Stone
distress stain: Picket Fence
archival ink: Jet Black
Hunkydory vintage topper & tickets
cardstock: grey 200gsm, white 160gsm & 300gsm

Entered for the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Kraft


  1. LOVE this time themed card! The clock and sentiment are perfect! Love the kraft and washers! Very cool! Thank you for krafting with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

  2. fab card,love all the detail. sue xx

  3. Great detail and a lovely car.

  4. Fantastic card!! love all the detailing
    Anne x

  5. This is wonderful Maddy. I love the clock design and, fabulous colours and such a beautiful verse.
    I hope you are having a good weekend
    Sue xx

  6. Just hoppin' from dc...great card. i love that you have used a cats food box to diecut from! clever! x

  7. Fantastic card love your layout.

  8. Kraft is something I don't tend to use unless I'm pushed which as you say is surprising for us Vintage fans. But great use of it here Maddy.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

    B x

  9. stunning card Maddy, love it!! Fi x

  10. Great piece of recycling. I love how,you have used the weathered clock too, cutting it up , looks great . Great design too and love your use of the metallic element. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  11. are so clever! That old cat box never looked so good! :) I love the weathered clock die cut out of the old cat box and the metallic finish on it. This "time" themed card really looks awesome.Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  12. Another fabulous and inspiring creation, Maddy. Love the combination of Hunkydory and distressing (not something I'd think of combining). Hope you're having a great weekend. Just hopping by, happy crafting!

  13. Love all the details you have used on this - fab
    Linda x

  14. Really like the detail in this card and how you've used the cutting die

  15. What a stylish card - great for the 'older' man!!

  16. Great inspirational card, love the theme and all your details

  17. Brilliant the design....Joolsx

  18. hi maddy ... just love your little card and what a super idea to raid the "mans" tool box lol ... thank you so much for visiting my blog and the lovely comments you always leave and the kind words about my dear Mum ... happy craftng and love sandy xx

  19. great card love the cogs and clock die
    carol x


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