12 Days of Clarity – day 3 March ‘someone I love’ stamp

Day 3 of my little ’12 Days of Clarity’ challenge, and today I’ve used the ‘someone I love’ stamps from the March Claritystamp New Design Club. I have to confess this one hadn’t been out of the package before today, but I love it now I’ve actually used it. These two cards are both designed for birthdays, but the stamp would also work really well for a new baby card.

I started with a piece of Clarity stencil card that I’d used to mop up ink from my blending mat when I’ve been watercolouring. I’ve got quite a few of these inky backgrounds in my stash. This one is pink and blue (I must remember in future to write the actual ink colours on the back of the card), so that set the colour scheme for me.

I then stamped the frame from the ‘kiss of the sun’ poetry set, and added the extra flowers each side. The sentiment sat really well in the centre of the frame.

I matched the colours with my Spectrum Noir pencils, and then sat shading the frame, flowers and sentiment. A very relaxing way to spend a half hour. All I then needed to do was run a black Sharpie around the edge of the topper and mount it on a 6×6 card blank

For the second card, I cut the ‘happy birthday floral frame’ die into a piece of Rainbow River designer paper, leaving a border round the outside. For once I also remembered to put ‘Stick It’ thin adhesive layer on the back so the whole die cut would stick down onto the card. I laid the frame on a 5×5 card blank to find the right position for the sentiment, and put a pencil mark on the card either side of the stamp, so I could get it in the right place when stamping it. The pencil dots then just rubbed off after I stamped the sentiment in Archival black.

I then stuck the floral frame onto the card. I went back to my Spectrum Noir pencils and found co-ordinating green & purple to colour the sentiment. A fairly quick & easy card.

Thanks for dropping in. I’ll be back later with the next installment of the Fresh Cut Dies 2020 New Design Club

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