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
|Designed by Emma Burns, Handmade in Scotland, http://emmburns.blogspot.co.uk/|