I had also been wanting to use my Clockworks set, to make masculine cards. So I did. I uploaded it already but I did CASE it, and of course included the link. (I pretty much always do, and every now and then the original person sees it and thanks me. Awww....)
Anyway, she used a piece of plastic over the dial, which I thought was an awesome idea. So I found the transparencies I have and discovered you can't really punch through it, at least not the ones I have. (I think they do come in various thicknesses.) But of course the Big Shot took care of it. But then I put it under the top cardstock anyway so I could have just rough cut a piece. lol
I'm not sure how I'd adhere it if I put it right on top of things?? I guess you could cut the dial out and punch the hole and make layers. I might actually try that, see how hard it is.