12 Days of Clarity – day 11 November’s ‘sing your song’ stamp

Welcome to my crafty blog on day 11 of my ’12 Days of Clarity’ challenge. Today’s card uses the November ‘sing your song’ stamp from Claritystamp’s New Design Club. A friend had asked me to make her some new year cards to send to people she hadn’t managed to get Christmas cards for, and I thought this cheery little image was just perfect.

It’s a very simple card. I started by cutting a piece of Clarity’s stencil card into quarters, and then masked the lower third using a piece of torn copy paper before brushing ‘mustard seed’ Distress Oxide across the upper central part. I added the sun with the smallest of the moon masks – I used the outer part of the mask and brushed the ‘mustard seed’ into it together with a little ‘ripe persimmon’.

I stamped the image and the sentiment onto the card using black Archival ink. The little bird was then watercoloured using the ‘ripe persimmon’ Distress Oxide.

All I then needed to do was run a black Sharpie around the edge of the card and mount it onto a 5×5 card blank. Really simple and easy, and could be done in a range of colours.

Finally, regular readers of my blog will know that I can’t bear to waste anything. I had put the Distress Oxides onto a blending mat when using them, so I just spritzed the mat with water and then kept blotting a spare piece of card into the colour patches to make a background I can use in future. I’ve got a folder full of these!

I’m entering this card in the Paper Players challenge over at http://www.thepaperplayers.blogspot.com – it definitely meets the criteria of ‘using something new’

6 thoughts on “12 Days of Clarity – day 11 November’s ‘sing your song’ stamp

  1. Deborah… wow! This card is so simple and sweet, it’s outstanding! It caught my eye immediately. Thank you for sharing with us over at The Paper Players challenge this week. I hope to see more of your work in our future challenges.

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  2. I love anything musical so this one with it’s new year bird song totally appeals to me Deborah! Thanks for joining us and sharing your creation over at The Paper Players this week!

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