Monday, December 7, 2009
This past Saturday was the stampin' club meeting and card swap. The theme for December was "Time", and I gotta tell ya, that one REALLY gave me trouble. I have the Sense of Time stamp set, but didn't want to just stamp the clock and sentiment - too plain.
The Designer Label Punch has always reminded me of a watch case, but I couldn't figure out how to make the watch face to fit it, not having a stamp that small. My upline, Rosalie, came to the rescue and suggested finding an image of a watch face online and printing it out. Duh! I never would have thought of that; I was stuck in stamp mode.
After finding the image I wanted to use, it was easy to re-size it to fit the 1" Circle Punch. I also punched a piece of acetate to imitate the crystal covering the face. Crystal effects was the glue that held the face to the crystal. I don't know if you can see it, but there is a silver brad glued sideways at the side to look like the winding stem. Anyway, I'm please with the way it turned out. It's not your ordinary chronometer. :-)
Off topic: Please pray for my mom and her husband. They were involved in a rollover accident yesterday, and she has a concussion (for the third time in two months) and he has broken ribs and a punctured lung.