Claritystamp new design club lookback – rose vase #123

Welcome to my crafty blog. I’m back on track with my weekly forays into Claritystamp’s new design club back catalogue, but this week I’ve had a bit of a jump forward – I dropped out of the club for a year and picked it up again at the beginning of 2017. Today’s card uses the ‘rose vase’ stamp from January 2017, which I think works for loads of different occasions – today I’ve used it for a sympathy card.

I started by stamping the flowers in ‘cobalt blue’ Archival ink onto an A6 card blank. I cut a mask from a sticky note to cover them up and then brushed ‘broken china’ Distress Ink through Clarity’s ‘dotty wave’ stencil for the background.

I then used Distress Oxides in ‘dried marigold’, ‘mowed lawn’ and ‘chipped sapphire’ and a waterbrush to colour in the stamped image. I used quite a rough technique to just dot the ink over the flower heads, as I didn’t want a solid effect on them. I added some ground under the vase by dragging a little ‘black soot’ on a sponge across a piece of torn copy paper.

The final touch was to add the sentiment, which is from Julie Hickey’s ‘positive wishes’ set.

I can’t believe it’s Sunday evening already – the weekend’s gone so fast. I’m off to finish clearing my son’s bedroom, ready for the decorator to start tomorrow but first I’ll be sharing this card with three challenges. I used the colour palette from the current Color Throwdown, together with the sketch layout from CAS Colours & Sketches. AAA cards have gone with one layer cards this week – I didn’t have a sentiment to add a ‘hug’, but I thought the sense of comfort is something that hugs often bring.

9 thoughts on “Claritystamp new design club lookback – rose vase #123

  1. This is a beautiful sympathy card. I love how you used the dots for our sketch. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CC&S challenge blog this week!

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  2. Beautiful! Love the brightly coloured flowers, really cheerful. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

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  3. This is my kind of card Deborah! I love the stencilled background fading out at the edges and it shows of the cheerful vase of flowers beautifully. Thank you for coming to play with us at CAS Colours and Sketches 🙂 Vicky x

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