Thursday, September 5, 2013



Well, it is the last day of the die blog hop. I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of the new dies! My final card features the new Pocket Watch die set (DIE088-R) as well as the coordinating It's About Time clear set (WP493). The pocket watch set can make a traditional pocket watch as well as a watch that would go around the wrist. I chose to do something that would resemble a watch. To make the card, I fist cut out the watch from a light chipboard and the center of the watch from white cardstock. I then inked the chipboard with silver Inka-Gold to make it look metallic. (Just a sidenote here...the product is called Inka-Gold even though it comes in a bunch of colors, such as silver.) Here is a picture of the first step:


For the next step, I stamped the watch face on the white cardstock in waterproof black ink and placed it inside the faux metallic outside. I then filled the whole thing with Diamond Glaze to make it look like a real watch face. This took a long, long time to dry:


Here is a close-up of the finished embellishment:


The backgrounds of the card were stamped with the Random Lines Cover a Card (CC096), and the Swirls and Stars Cover a Card (CC054). The saying is from the same clear set as the watch face.
Want to see other samples with the new dies and have a chance to win a great prize? Here is what you need to do:

Participant Drawing Guidelines
  • Comment on each participating blog today.
  • The deadline for comments today will be 10 p.m. EST.
  • There will be a drawing on each day for 3 Dies or Die Sets of the winner's choice.
  • The winner for each day will be announced in the next day's post.
  • On Thursday, September 5, we will have our regular challenge for all of you.

Blogs to visit today:
Impression Obsession Blog
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher (you are here)
Vicki Ga>

59 comments:

Paula Touhey said...

I love this new die! What a great card.

SannaS said...

lovely card!! so pretty!! =)

Sandra said...

very fun!
Sandra ltb

Linda R. said...

Cute watch. Looks good enough to wear!

kReN said...

This is a wonderful card. Time is something we can't get back but we can keep it with your card, LOL.

Thanks for sharing your talent!

All is good with kReN @
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Diane said...

Super cute card...what a trendy card this would be for my granddaughter...love it!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Brilliant & fun card ! Have a great day, Shirley

Lynne said...

Love using Inka Gold in all its beautiful colors. Your card is special and gives me ideas to use this product with my other IO dies.
The new IO dies are wonderful and on my wish list.

Gita said...

How cool, love what you did with the face of the watch.

Bill Ali said...

Very pretty card, love the colours

Carol McCready said...

Your card looks so simple and so
very cute. Just love it.

Craftyfield said...

Your watch is so effective! Wonderful card.

Sue D said...

Cute idea!

pgc said...

Great card for a man.

the primitive country bug said...

What a cool new die and I love how you authenticated it with the silver. Great card!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

This is a great looking wristwatch, Laura. I love the idea, and can see it on some different color BG for a guy also. Thanks for a great idea.

Anna Seniw said...

Very cute card! And if you change the colors, it would be a great masculine card.

Sue Speck said...

Such a nice job with the watch die!
A really appealing layout . . .

Ellen said...

Super cute Laura! Your watch is fantastic~Love the Inka Silver on it!

Linda Carson said...

Love your watch! Such a creative way to celebrate a b-day!

Anonymous said...

Pretty card, neat idea on using the clock die. Mary L Schreiber

Sandra Godsey said...

You know when you get that first look at a card..and go..WOW! Yep that's me for this one...Great idea and looks so cute!

SusanK said...

So many companies have made clock dies but a wrist-watch is just a fabulous idea! Kudos!

Janis said...

Oh, my.....What a BRILLIANT idea making the watch like that!! That's fantastic!! Love how you strung it on the ribbon for a wristwatch, too. This card has colors that could be a guy card, but the ribbon is pretty enough for a gal card. Wonderful creation.
<3 J

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! I love how that watch turned out, looks so real!

marymaci said...

Your watch turned out perfect! I love it!
your card is darling, Laura!
Boo-hoo - last day!

Denise Bryant said...

Great card! Love the watch and watchband!

Sharla's Web said...

That is beautiful!

Colleen C. said...

Very lovely card!

Shona said...

Just too darn cute and I love the colours!

Kittie said...

Laura, I have enjoyed seeing all of your wonderful project this week. I especially love your clever use of the watch with the polka dot watch band.

Rachel B. said...

Very pretty! Love the Pocket Watch die set!

Victoria H. said...

What detail on the watch and such pretty colors...nicely done!

Colorado Crafter said...

Such a great card!!! I'm so glad that IO has come out with some clock and watch dies. I've been wanting dies of this sort for a long time.

Donna S said...

Great idea for a different birthday card.

Tami B. said...

That watch looks so real! Great job.

Sandy said...

Bravo - really nice birthday card!
The watch looks real!!
sandy

Nelda said...

So very cute and looks so real! Nelda Deakins

lisa808 said...

Oh yes, I have enjoyed these three days. Awesome card.

Paula Huiras said...

Neat card and like your idea.
PH

Chrisi said...

Is it always 10 minutes to 2? I love this idea - so many ways to use it! Brilliant!

Karenladd said...

That watch element is so fun!! Love the sweet little dotted band

Auntie Em said...

How fun is that to make a watch! The polka dot strap is so cute. Great design! :)

Lori M said...

You did an amazing job on the 'watch' - it's so realistic. Love the colors too!

Patti J said...

Very pretty, Laura!

Pattie J. said...

a pocket watch die, never saw this one before. What a gorgeous and thoughtful idea. Really got my attention, want to wear it even.

Cynthia Clark said...

How cute is that watch? Love it!

Sparkly Engineer said...

Oh my goodness, I was just saying how I wish I could find a watch with a face to a coworker yesterday. I ADORE this card and must have the stamp and die. Awesome design on the card and that watchband is fab

SHartl said...

What a great idea to use ribbon for the watch band! Such a cute card

linda said...

beautiful card! the watch looks amazing!

Susan said...

Great card. Love the watch especially.

Vallarie Clegg said...

soooo sad that today is the last day. I got some wonderful ideas to use. Thanks for a chance to win some fantastic products.

Beth Norman said...

Wow, this is a first seeing a pocket watch. You did an awesome job making it look so real.

Katie said...

Great card! Love how you made the watch. And the background stamping is great too. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

mareda said...

What great inspiration for the Pocket Watch die set. Love this die
Thanks for the opportunity to win

Susan McMenamin said...

Simple and sweet!

Shirley N said...

Love your watch, great job!

Irene said...

Beautiful way to showcase this new die. Love your selection of colors!

Anonymous said...

great card, thanks for the chance to win a die set.
tricia