love is all you need…

Welcome to my crafty blog and a bumper selection of cards from my crafting session at the weekend with my sister & my crafting buddy. We’re all members of Clarity’s Craft Club and get together each month to play withe our latest goodies – I love seeing the different desgns we each produce from the same stamps & stencils. Today’s cards use the latest hearts stencil and ‘love is in the air stamps fro the January Craft Club. I thought they nicely reflected the moodboard over at Hand Stamped Sentiments and are perfect for Global Design Project‘s ‘love’ theme.

I started with the frameless heart stencil and fixed it to a square of card using a tiny bit of BluTack. I blended Distress Oxides through it, starting with ‘festive berries’ in the centre, then ‘kitsch flamingo’ and finishing with ‘spun sugar’ round the edge.

I thought it was a bit large for a card front, so chopped it onto four smaller squares to give me the start of my toppers. For the first one I stamped the Craft Club sentiment across the middle in Archival ‘watering can’ then added the floral strips around two sides, which I coloured with Pergaliner pencils.

The second card also used the Craft Club sentiment, which I bent to fit around the top of the stencilled heart. I added a die cut border round two sides, trimmed down from one of the ‘frame-it’ dies and finished with three grey Glossies hearts.

On the third card I switched to Clarity’s ‘hearty crescent moon’ stamp set adding the sentiment again in grey. I then stamped the heart below it and used the infill stamp to colour it with ‘kitsch flamingo’.

For the final card I stamped the heart into the centre of the stencilled area, added the same sentiment and then created corner frames with one of the small line of hearts stamps in the set.

Four cards from one stencilled image – not bad, eh? I didn’t want them all the same, so the hardest part was coming up with the different designs using the stamps. Very satisfying though!

14 thoughts on “love is all you need…

  1. What great cards, love how you divided the stencil to come up with the similar but different designs! I had to check out the Clarity Stamps site because I see you use their products a lot, too bad for me they aren’t based in the US! Actually probably a good thing………!

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  2. Such clever cards and a great way to show all the ways that you can use a stencil! I love the soft colors you used from the inspiration board! Thanks for joining the HSS challenge!

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  3. I just LOVE these, Deb – they make such a great little collection, and your soft shading is so perfect! Such fun designs – great job sizing them down this way! Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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