Claritystamp new design club lookback – deer heart #98

Welcome to my crafty blog and the next installment in my weekly lookback through Claritystamp’s new design club. Today’s card uses the ‘deer heart’ stamp from December 2014 and takes us into the start of my third year as an NDC member.

I used one of Barbara Gray’s cards on the project sheet as my starting point for this one but stepped it up a little with some of Clarity’s newer products. I started by stamping the deer onto a piece of white card, positioning it so it sat to the bottom right of a circle stencil. I then covered it with Clarity’s precut mask and put the stencil over it, before blending Distress Oxides in ‘pumice stone’, ‘mustard seed’ and ‘ripe persimmon’ across the background.

I then put one of the ‘riverside landscape reflection’ masks under the stencil to the left of the deer, and blended Archival ‘shadow grey’ into the trees using a sponge. Next was to swap the mask on the deer for the outer part, and then blend ‘watering can’ and ‘potting soil’ Archival with a sponge to colour him in.

I finished the card by adding the sentiment, and trimming the topper down to sit on a 6×6 card blank. The final touch was to add a narrow black inner frame cut with one of Julie Hickey’s square layer frame dies.

Thanks for dropping in on another beautiful sunny afternoon here in the UK. This card looks a bit autumnal, but I’m OK with that – maybe it’s an evening sunset in the Scottish highlands. I’m going to share this with a couple of blog challenges (it’s a second offering for both of them!) – I used Just Add Ink‘s sketch again, and the ‘masculine’ theme from As You See It

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6 thoughts on “Claritystamp new design club lookback – deer heart #98

  1. Really lovely card – I really enjoyed your post because I loved seeing how you built your card from start to the end result. Thank you for sharing. Chantell Just Add Ink

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  2. Gorgeous! The stencilled circle with masking and overstamping if wonderful. The card comes further to life with the layers of black and white framing. Thanks for joining us at As You See It Challenge.

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  3. Fantastic work with this design, Deborah! I love the colours you blended in your circular frame and that narrow black frame really adds a professional touch to your project! Thanks for applying the “Y” with us at As You See It Challenges!

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