take time

Hello there and welcome to another card using the ‘linocut daisy’ from Claritystamp – I hope you’re not getting bored of these! This time the focus is on the background, which I’ve made using the cling film technique, thanks to a weekend challenge from my crafty friend Annie over on her Facebook group. Haven’t done this in ages. I had quite a fun time this afternoon just playing with inks and making a series of backgrounds

I used Clarity card for these, which is a glossy coated cardstock, so the ink moves on it rather than sinking straight in. I rubbed patches of Artistry inks (I have the little ink pads of those) onto a piece of cling film, spritzed it with water and laid it on the Clarity card. The trick is to then push the cling film around to move the ink and create these lovely patterns. It’s not a quick process though, as you have to leave the cling film in place until the ink has dried. There are lots of videos on YouTube with this technique – here’s the link to Barbara’s on the Claritystamp channel: Stamping How To – Cling Film Trick – YouTube

I went with the pink toned background for this card – I’d used ‘rosy cheeks’, ‘cranberry crush’ & ‘fancy fuschia’. I stamped the ‘linocut daisy’ in ‘shadow grey’ Archival ink, which I like much better than the ones I did in black – it seems to let the tones of the background blend through. Once it was all dry, I trimmed it down, ran a black Sharpie around the edges and attached it to an A6 card blank.

I finished with a Clarity word sticker sentiment – it didn’t need anything else.

Thanks for dropping in. I’m heading off to share this at TGIF challenges, where the theme is ‘tone on tone’. I’m also sharing it at Seize the Birthday – their theme is ‘summer activities’ and what better than a spot of gardening and enjoying the fruits of your labours?

5 thoughts on “take time

  1. Great card, love the Lino cut image. Gardening (weeding in my case 🤣) is definitely a summer activity! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday 🥳

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