Clarity new design club lookback – square texture stamp #79

Welcome to my crafty blog. Thanks for joining me in the next instalment of my lookback through the Claritystamp New Design Club since I first joined it. Today’s card features the square texture stamp from May 2013, and has only been used a couple of times over the years. Now I’ve brought it out again, though, I think it may well get used more often.

I decided the stamp would be great for creating a pattern on Clarity’s ‘Christmas jumper’, so started by stamping the jumper outline onto a piece of white card. I masked it off the outer part with the mask that comes with the stamp, and cut small masks from sticky notes to cover the welts on the jumper as I wanted to keep those white.

I then stamped the pattern onto the jumper. I started with the yellow squares, using Distress Ink in ‘scattered straw’, and covered the jumper. I then used ‘shadow grey’ Archival, offsetting the stamp so the grey formed a chequerboard effect with the yellow. Once done, I cut the jumper out with scissors.

I felt the jumper needed framing on the card, so cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than a 6×6 card blank and stamped a double row of the squares around the edge in the grey. This was fairly easy – I just inked up the two lower rows of squares on the stamp, and then used the third row to line it up against the card edge.

I then mounted the card onto a card blank, and added the jumper using foam pads. I finished the card with one of the Clarity ‘Art Nouveau’ sentiments, which I cut out using an oval die.

Thanks for dropping in – I’m really enjoying travelling back though the New Design Club, I’m going to share this card over at this week’s TGIF Challenge, as the layout was inspired by their sketch

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