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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Highland Landscape Birthday Card

Hello Folks!  Well since my last blog I have managed to get a few pieces done but I still have lots of Christmas cards to design.  I had a lovely few days visiting relatives in Edinburgh this weekend as it was my brother David's 70th Birthday and also my son George's 36th birthday.  We had a lovely family gathering and then I came back to my little town and I had a few parcels to open....more Clarity Stamps, ink, alcohol inks and my design club letter and stamp from Clarity Stamps.  So I thought I had better get my blog on the go before I get lost in playing with my new stuff!

So first up is the card I made for my son George.  He loves to travel all over Scotland on his bicycle and he does guided treks too, he especially loves to be up in the hills.  So when I got an ATC stamp of a cyclist a while back I knew what I wanted to do with it.  I have had this card made for a few weeks now but couldn't show it as he reads my blog.

To make this card I used Faded Jeans Distress Ink for all the stamping and the shading to make the hills (torn copy paper and makeup sponge).


I made a mask with a post-it note of the upper body of the cyclist so that his face and arm would stay white. 
I stamped on to Clarity Paper (coated).  I just love this paper, it is of excellent quality and once your design is dry polish it with a bit tissue or kitchen roll and the design looks like a print....which is what I did.  I then matted onto white cardstock which was then matted onto a blue textured card that matched the stamping in colour....I used my Perfect Layers Ruler to get my matting right, they are a really great crafting tool.

All the stamps used were of course Clarity Stamps .

My hubby said once the card was finished " it's not snowing so why have you made a winter scene"....my reply..." It's just meant to be blue for a boy and besides there is always snow up Ben Nevis".

To finish off I made the envelope and stamped my name and the cyclist on the inside using Slate Adirondack ink.  (I get a row from my kids if I don't )  My son loved his card especially the cyclist.

P. S. if anyone wishes to know what stamps were used please contact me and I will let them know.