Clarity Craft Club lookback – ivy leaves aperture

Hello everyone and welcome to my weekly dip back into Clarity’s Craft Club. We’re now at December 2020, which brought me the ‘ivy leaves aperture’ die.

As you can see, I’ve made two cards today picking up on two separate challenges. The first card takes the new theme of ‘white on white’ over at AAA cards‘, which I always think looks so elegant. For the second card, I added some gold to reflect the left hand column on TicTacToe‘s grid.

Both cards started the same way, with the die cut into a 10cm square of white card.

For the first one, I then cut one of Clarity’s ‘frame-it aperture’ dies around the ivy and attached it to a 6×6 card blank, adding one of the KISS word stickers.

For the second card, I scribbled a WOW clear ink pen around the edge of the ivy leaves and heat embossed it with gold metallic superfine power, then glued it to a 6×6 card blank. I’d kept the centres of the leaves from the die cut so ran the pen over those, heat embossed them in the gold and glued them back into the leaves (definitely a job for tweezers!). Top tip – I find it easiest to put the glue on the back of my hand and tap very fine pieces onto it, rather than trying to put the glue directly onto them (it stops the glue squidging everywhere!)

I used one of Clarity’s square nested dies to cut a frame in gold card and glued that into place, finishing with another word sticker.

So that’s another Christmas card in the bag, although I hope I don’t get done under the Trades Desription Act as there’s no holly on this one! In any event, the key question for you on these two is… gold, or not?

11 thoughts on “Clarity Craft Club lookback – ivy leaves aperture

  1. Definitely, I prefer the one with the gold. I guess the other is suitable for a sympathy card as the lack of colour can symbolise the sense of loss. But I do love white and gold – beautiful!

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