Claritystamp craft club lookback – iron horse

Hello there. Well, it’s Sunday again so I’ve dipped back into Claritystamp’s Craft Club for this ‘iron horse’ stamp from July 2020. I’ve only used it a couple of times, so it’s definitely due another outing.

I wanted to do something a bit different with it and thought the colours from CAS Colours and Sketches would be interesting, together with the sketch from another new-to-me challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments

I decided to rotate the sketch to fit the horse, and first die cut a banner from white card. I scribbled some ‘Coastal Cabana’ ink from a SU Wrire marker onto my craft mat, then used a waterbrush to add a colour wash to the due cut. I dried it thoroughly with my heat gun, then stamped the horse in place and heat embossed it with WOW’s ‘metallic silver’ powder. I then watercoloured the horse with ink from a ‘Bermuda Bay’ Write marker.

I cut a square of white card, ran the ‘Bermuda bay’ marker across two side and attached that toi the back fo the die cut. At this point, the horse looked like it was floating in the sky, so I grounded it with a wash of the ‘Bermuda bay’ and attached it to an A6 card blank (does it look like it’s running on water to you?!)

All I then needed to do was add the sentiment in the ‘Bermuda bay’.

I love the effect of the silver against those teals – right in my happy colour palette! Here’s another look at more of an angle, so you can really see the silver embossing.

8 thoughts on “Claritystamp craft club lookback – iron horse

  1. Love how this turned out, Deb – that’s such a gorgeous stamp! The silver looks amazing on the blues, and I love that you turned the sketch! Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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