The waxed paper background used today is made with the 'brick' embossing folder. It loses a little bit in the translation with this technique but makes a nice backdrop just the same.
I added some table scrap strips to it and one of them was covered with clocks. So I pulled out a clock stamp and then bordered it up with a decorative die-cut and backed it with a scalloped circle. These are popped up on foam tape.
The sentiment is stamped directly on the background. This is a bit of a risk as the wax resists some inks and causes others to dry very slowly, increasing the danger of smearing. Lucky break when it turned out so well.