Has anyone used Tim's Sizzix Dimensional Cutting Pad before If not, you might want to take the time to order one for yourself and start playing! I will confess, when I first saw this product, I thought it would be good for nothing more that cutting out butterfly wings, however, when I started to experiment with it, I discovered that I could create so much more!
Here is my finished project using Tim's large pocket watch and the dimensional plate:
Here is a view of the dimension created by using the plate:
Isn't that cool? It really make the watch come to life, doesn't it? This technique for using the pad can be found on Page 62 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities III book. It's never too late to order here.
My husband loves trains and requested a train theme for the card, so I happily obliged!
I first created a fun background using Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks. I thought it might be fun to use the round blending tool to create circle on the background to mimic the shape of the pocket watch. I used Frayed Burlap for this background technique. After following the technique on Page 62, this is what I started out with:
As you can see, I added some Idea-ology Game Spinners for the clock hands. I then went on to decorating the rest of the card.
I first stamped railroad tracks on the top and bottom of the card and added Tim's rick rack over the top. I stamped and cut out a train on an extra piece of card stock that I had colored with the Distress inks as before and added a little tarnished brass Distress Paint to parts of the train. I then adhered the train over the rick rack at the bottom right of the card.
I added a strip of Tim's Tissue Tape to both the right and left hand sides of the card. Then I got busy with the Idea-ology Gears (I just can't get enough of them!) and glued them to several areas of the card, including on the pocket watch itself.
I used an Idea-ology Swivel Clasp and attached a Philosophy Tag to the end. The clip was threaded through the top of the watch and a drop of Glossy Accents here and there to adhere the token to the card.
Finally, I had fun with Tim's Remnant Rubs, adding them here and there to the background for some fun detail. I finished the whole card off by backing it with a black mat and adding two Idea-ology Corners painted lightly with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint .
This 22nd challenge is generously sponsored this time by the Funkie Junkie Boutique. Linda is providing a wonderful $25.00 shopping spree in her online store to a randomly chosen winner. As always Tim and Mario have another great prize package waiting for the Curiosity Choice winner of this challenge. Good luck. Head on over to Linda Ledbetter's site to refresh your memory on the rules and play along!
Hope you enjoy this project! Now let's see what you create.