Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve been playing wiht another stamp I picked up at Clarity’s OPen Day earlier this month – the small floral spray. I’ve already got this in the A5 size, and those of you who’ve been on this journey wiht me for a while will know that it’s one of my favourites. Well, it’s now in a smaller A6 size, so I had to have it – you can’t have too much of a good thing! I decided to base today’s card on the theme over at Fusion, using all the elements with their sketch, colour palette & flowers.
I started with the small circle backdrop stamp from Clarity and sponged Distress Oxides in ‘chipped sapphire’, ‘salvaged patina’ & ‘speckled egg’ onto it. I lightly spritzed it with water and stamped it onto a square of white card. I cut a sticky note to fit around the lower edge of the stamp and then added the floral spray in black Archival – the mask from the sticky note meant the stems didn’t go beyond the edge of the circle.
I used a waterbrush & piece of kitchen paper to blot the ink from the flower heads, then coloured them using ‘candied apple’ Distress Oxide. I stamped the sentiment on a strip of white card using ‘red geranium’ Archival ink, layered that onto a strip of co-ordinating card and attached it across the image. I added a layer of the coloured card and stuck the whole piece to a 6×6 card blank.
My original plan was to finish here, but I thought it needed something more (what did I say yesterday about my approach to card design tending to evolve rather than plan…?!) I added a few resin dots either side of the sentiment strip, following the line of the circle – the perfect final touch.
Thanks for dropping in. I’ll be back tomorrow with another card.