Welcome to my crafty blog. I’m back with the next installment of my lookback through the Claritystamp New Design Club since I first joined it. I’m now up to stamp #77, the cow parsley from March 2013. I have used this a few times over the years – it works really well for building a pattern as the image tessellates (ie it sits neatly against the next one).
I decided to use a DL (slimline) card this time, and so first cut a piece of white card to fit the card blank. I put one of the Clarity moon masks into the top corner, and then blended Distress Oxide in ‘chipped sapphire’ and ‘picked raspberry’ across the card. Once done, I lifted the moon mask off and added a bit more of the pink & blue across the moon to soften the edges and give the sense of clouds. I think I was probably a bit too heavy with the dark blue, so blended it in a bit further with the pink.
Next was to stamp the cow parsley across the lower edge. I used the ‘chipped sapphire’ again but as a second generation, ie I stamped the ink off once on my craft mat before stamping onto the card, as I wanted it to be more subtle against the blue background.
I added the sentiment to the right hand side of the card in a grey Archival ink, ‘watering can’. It’s one of the Clarity ‘line sentiments’, which I’ve again had for ages and not used recently. I popped the little bird to sit on the end of the line to finish it off (I spent a relaxing hour this morning counting birds in the garden for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch), and then attached the topper to the card.
Thanks for dropping in. I’m going to share this card over at this week’s Color Throwdown challenge, which inspired the colours I’ve used