Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Creative Process....

Yes, today was last minute panic, lol! I needed to make a custom order card, and it was far outside my comfort zone. As in, I didn't even know WHERE to really start!!!
So after some Googling and some Pinterest searching and some hemming and hawwing, I finally just bit the bullet and got to work, lol! I took out all my "clock" stamps (there weren't many), and discovered a cog punch I had forgotten I even had, lol! I did have a "gear" embossing folder too (also had forgotten!), but wound up not needing it. So I had stamps out, various papers and punches, embossing folders and powders, flowers, trim, embellishments....a desk full of mess....and slowly it started coming together.

Custom Clock Collage Card:
Without flash

 With flash on
You can see the heat embossing this way.

The inside is left very "white" as many people are going to be signing it for the recipient.

I ordered these boxes specifically for my heavily embellished 6" cards. Supposedly you can put them together without adhesive, but that's a crock! Used a ton of sticky strip. (**grumble**) At least they worked well after I got them put together!

The top of the box has these indents so you can easily open them! So what do you think?? Mission successful????


15 comments:

April said...

Definitely! Two thumbs up all the way!!!

Deanna said...

Very very cool! All of the layers work together so well. Great job!

MrsC.x said...

i think it's pretty. i work best under pressure too some of my best classes we're designed 2 hours before it started!! lol

Charlie.xx
craftylittlemoos.blogspot.com

Pam Carter said...

Very nice card. I've never bought clock stamps before, I think I need to start. Great idea with the box. glad you are feeling better.

Alison Scott said...

Beautiful card. Pretty grunge! Who would have thought it!
Love it.

Life in a Small Town said...

WOW! I don't know how you do it! :)

2busy said...

Beautiful card! It looks like something you could frame.

Christina Wernstrum said...

Its different, but really cool! Love the boxes,

Linda said...

Very successful - fantastic card.

Nikki Bond said...

Love your card!...you got the collage thing down perfectly! I can never seem to do that style justice but you've hit it out of the park! Love that you have a perfect box for it to fit in as well....such a wonderful idea! :)

{SMILES}

Garden of Egan said...

That is darling!
You need to have creative blocks all the time!
So CUTE!

AliceKay said...

Very nice, but sure looks like a lot of work.

Gail said...

Great card!
Probably very well received!
The boxes are like little pizza boxes!

WhisperingWriter said...

Very nice! I love it.

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Love the card and that cute little box too.