Welcome to my crafty blog. It’s Sunday already, so time for the next installment in my lookback through the Claritystamp new design club. #89 from March 2014 was the edelweiss stamp which I’ve only used a couple of time over the years, so it deserves another airing.
I took inspiration from one of the cards Barbara Gray had demonstrated on the project sheet, so started by stamping the flower three times onto a small piece of stencil card, using ‘cobalt’ Archival ink. I then added the mountains mask to cover the top of the card and brushed ‘peeled paint’ Distress Ink across the card, moving the mask lower down to do it a second time as well. I then covered up the mountains with the lower part of the mask and brushed ‘tumbled glass’ and ‘faded jeans’ across the sky, trying to avoid the flower heads as I didn’t want to colour them. Once done, I coloured in the leaves with a green Pergamano pen, and added the yellow centres to the flowers.
The next step was to take a piece of Clarity’s ‘Shenandoah’ designer paper and trim it down to fit a 6×6 card blank. I then cut an aperture in the centre (slightly smaller than the stamped image) using one of the rectangular nested dies, and attached the topper behind the frame. The whole piece then went onto the card front.
I finished by stamping the sentiment in ‘cobalt’ ink onto the reverse of a piece of the designer paper and edging it with a black Sharpie, before attaching it underneath the image.
Thanks for dropping in. I’m going to share this card over at a couple of blog challenges. Just Add Ink have got a ‘choose two’ theme and I think this meets the brief of leaves and petals. I’ve also picked up the bottom row of this week’s TicTacToe challenge with patterned paper / any shaped die / stencil.