Posted: June 5th, 2019 by

The Future is in Your Hands | Smashed Clock Stamp

Hi there! Heather Mitchell is here to inspire you today with an amazing card featuring our smashed pocket watch stamp with some stencilling, background stamping and gorgeous gold embossing…


Hello everyone…

Today I’m sharing a card using the Visible Image Somewhere In Time stamp set.

time - card - smashed clock - future is in your hands

I just love this set as the clock face is brilliant for fussy cutting and layering up using foam dots (which I’ve done here).

So, for the background I’ve used the 1983 stencil and inked through it using Distress Oxides and then turned it 90 degrees and layered up the colours.  I’ve then carried on with the number theme and used the Count Me In stencil over the top.

Further layers have been added by stamping the number stamp from the set randomly around the clock face and then adding the Fibonacci stamp

For the clock face I’ve squished some Distress Oxide Ink Pads on a glass mat and spritzed lightly with water and dried using a heat gun.  Once dry, I’ve given it a little spritz of a gold shimmer spritzing spray (which you can barely see but I know it’s there!)

Before starting work on the clock face, I’ve heat embossed the inky splodge using Wow’s brilliant Rich Gold powder. I love watching it melt… totally mesmerising!

Then, after heat embossing the clock face three times, I’ve secured one full face onto the gold image and then fussy cut the different shards of clock out and layered them up using foam dots.

Some I’m kept at two layers and others I’ve used three. The clock hands are old Docraft stock that I had laying about and were perfect! Having made a hole in the centre shard, they’ve been secured using matching brad that come with the set.

I then decided (rather late on) to heat emboss the cogs around the edge of the card too.  Have to admit, this would’ve been easier if I’d done it before gluing the clock in place but hey-ho, you live and learn!

I was debating which sentiment to add to the card and then realised I had the perfect one!  The fabulous In Your Hands is oh-so perfect!

After stamping, I’ve used a black fine liner to draw squiggly boxes around the sentiment so it’s encased nicely and then I attached these using foam tape.

To finish the card, I’ve mounted it on another oxide background of the same colour as the clock face so it all ties in nicely.


The Visible Image Products I used for this make are…

smashed clock - stamp - time - cogs

inky - hand print - stamp - future is in your hands

|fibonacci - maths - stamp background - spiral

stencil - pattern - 1980

numbers - stencil - count me in

Visible Image have some utterly fabulous new stamp sets coming out in a few weeks, available for pre-order from Friday 8th June, so keep an eye on the Facebook page and instagram for previews!

I’m off to cut the grass…

Catch up soon, H x

Heather this is such an awesome card! Love this sentiment with our smashed clock, and the gold embossed cogs look so good against your background! The metal hands on your layered up clock look great too. Thank you ♡

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Mark & Helen xx


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