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Friday, January 18, 2013


The theme at Playing in Paradise this week is "Celebrate" as we are celebrating our 100th Challenge!  Be sure to come play with us, as there are extra prizes to be won this week in honour of the occasion.

My card was made to celebrate my son's birthday!

This Tim Holtz clock die, was a new toy tool that I had just purchased so I was anxious to try it out.  I made the sign from the clock hand and used the image as a frame to hi-light the date of the wonderful day my first baby was born!

Enhancing the frame and hand was pretty easy.  I went over it with an Emboss It Dabber, which made it nice and sticky, to apply some silver embossing powder.  Then I used my finger to dab Black Soot Stickles here and there to give it a distressed look.   I then embellished it with a couple of pieces from the Tim Holtz Foliage Embellishment pack.  These are great when you want an embellishment with a more masculine feel.  

The Playing in Paradise Challenge has only two rules:  1)  Follow the theme of the challenge.  2)  The project needs to be new to Playing in Paradise.  The winner not only wins a wonderful prize package, but also a chance to be a Guest Designer at Playing in Paradise for a week if they wish to.  How awesome is that!

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So what are you waiting for????  Click on the hi-lighted link to come Play in Paradise this week!!!

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  1. I so love that clock! ABsolutely stunning, Linda! And happy birthday to your boy :)

  2. What a gorgeous masculine card! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Thank You Linda, what a stunning card...If you sent it to me, I would have it on a scrapbook page so fast...just saying.
    Lovely to have you, hope all your friends can come and play with us at Scrapbookers Paradise

  4. Wow Linda, what a fantastic masculine card. I love all the fabulous details, your son will love it.

  5. Hi Linda, Such a gorgeous vintage card! Love how you've embossed the clock and the black soot stickles are brilliant.

    Hugs, Dawn

  6. Oh I love the card! Your son is very lucky to get such a beautiful card! I will ave to get organized and enter tis fun challenge. Looking forward to seeing your projects on PPC :-)

  7. Great elements on your card here...love all the antiqued and metallic additions here to really give it a masculine vibe!

  8. Hi Linda,

    I would not be able to resist that clockwork die either! I always get excited when I see masculine ideas - and the way you've 'cooked' them with metallics well! How inspiring!

    Hope you have a great week.