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.