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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Flower Power

Hi Folks!  First of all HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the mother's that are out there.  I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Second, I have here my entry for the Clarity Stamp Challenge for March which the theme is FLOWERS.

I chose the design of my card around the verse If I had a single flower... a quote from Ghandi which Clarity Stamp have made into a lovley little stamp.  It is a very apt verse to use for the card that I made as the person it was made for means a lot to me personally and we have a great link through crafting and gardening too.

The other stamps that I have used in the making of this card are:
Floral Crook,  Large Dragonfly, ( Small Dragonfly, However You Spend it verse,on insert ), I also used the latest New Design Club Stamp....Large Edelweiss...I do not have a link for that yet as we in the Club get it a month before it goes on sale to the general public so it should be available on-line in April.

I started with post-it notes and stamped out my flowers which I then spent some time cutting them out for masks.  I use about 3 layers of post-it each time I make a mask and If I don't use them all I store them on a piece of copy paper in a poly pocket in my Masks binder.

I masked off the edges of an A5 sheet of Theuva Card  and stamped out the Floral Crook in Black Adirondack ink.  I placed my first set of mask for this stamp.  I then began to build up the floral border by stamping and then masking.

I stamped the Ghandi Verse into place and followed this with the Dragonfly. ( I masked the Dragonfly )
I then tore a piece of copy paper  to get a rough edge for the horizon and coloured in the sky with Memento Summer Sky ink and I coloured the foreground with Whisper Sage ink using a make-up sponge.

Once this was done I removed all the masks and took a fine Black Liner around the edge of my picture.  I then trimmed the Theuva Card and matted it onto a piece of Black Card from my stash which I then matted onto an A5 White Card.

On the insert which is White Super Smooth paper, I stamped out the verse However You Spend it... and I also stamped the two Dragonflies.  ( my friend loves Dragonflies ). I made an envelope and stamped the small dragonfly inside the flap too.

Here is a larger picture of the finished card.  I have deliberately NOT coloured in the flowers because I love to see the detail in these stamps.  They stand out so well that sometimes there is just no need for colour.  I do hope you like it and welcome any feedback.  

I'm off now to link this up with the Clarity Stamp Challenge  - Flower Power    

Happy Crafting.

Emma xx

Designed by Emma Burns, Handmade in Scotland,

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