leafy swirl for you

Hello there and welcome to my crafty blog. No daffodils today, instead it’s the ‘leafy swirl’ stencil and stamp from ClarityCrafts. I based the layout on the sketch at Atlantic Hearts, with the colour palette from Hand Stamped Sentiments

I started by cutting an oval out of a piece of Clarity’s mask material, laid it onto white card and added the ‘leafy swirl’ stencil over the top. I then used one of Clarity’s stencil brushes to brush ‘tumbled glass’ Distress ink through the aperture.

After peeling the mask off the card I stamped the small ‘leafy swirl’ in ‘peeled paint’ Distress Oxide across the side of the oval.

I added the little butterfly from the KISS ‘enjoy today’ set and coloured them using a SU Write marker in ‘flirty flamingo’ and a blender pen. I then outlined the oval with a deckled edge using a Micron pen and ran a black Sharpie around the card edges.

I mounted the topper onto a layer of pale blue card and attached it to a 5×7 card blank, finishing with the sentiment from the KISS ‘just for you flowers’ set.

Thanks for dropping in. I’ve had a lovely (but tiring) afternoon with my craft group making daffodil cards (obviously!) including the one I shared yesterday – they loved it!

20 thoughts on “leafy swirl for you

  1. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—this!! I saw this and came by for a closer look. I would love you to come and play with us at Park Hopping My Happy Place Challenge. Your card reminds me of the characters the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot, Disneyworld, FL. I hope you’ll join the fun! Have a creative week. Join at https://parkhoppingmyhappyplace.com/ or with #parkhoppingmyhappyplace on Instagram. Cheers, Makira

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  2. What a lovely technique you used to create this card! I will have to CASE this for sure! Your use of the colors and layout are perfect together. Thanks for joining the hand stamped sentiments challenge!

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  3. Very pretty card. The stencilled background is lovely. I like the contrast between the lightly stencilled area and the bold stamped vines and butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

    sue n.

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  4. What a beautiful card. I love the ink blended leaves and the way that you outlined the oval to help define it. Thank you for joining us this week at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Anna, AHSC Design Team

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  5. Very pretty card, I love the leafy swirl, so pretty! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

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  6. Wow, I just love this! I love the sketched look of your oval, and your layered stenciling is perfect and sophisticated! Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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