Claritystamp craft club lookback – paisley

Hello crfty frends. Sunday again, so here’s the next stamp from Clarity’s craft club last year – September’s ‘paisley’ image.

I was looking at the inspiration photo at Inkspirational, and thought the paisley design would work on kraft card in place of the lace in the picture.

I started by stamping the paisley pattern twice onto the centre of a 6×6 kraft card blank, then heat embossed them with WOW’s superfine white powder.

I used one of Clarity’s ‘frame-it’ doodle square aperture dies to frame them. The largest of the square aperture frames are too big for the size of card I make, so I trimmed off two corners from it and added them as well.

I thought this would make a lovely wedding card, with the two paisley teardrops, so added a suitable sentiment, plus a small white heart.

Did you know that the paisley pattern is named after a town in Scotland, which was a big textile centre and became well known for producing the designs? It actually originates from Persia, and was subsequently widely used in Indian design, especially Kashmir shawls, and became very fashionable in Victorian England. I also discovered that the teardrop shape is known as a boteh or buta. Every day’s a school day!

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