Tuesday, 1 September 2015

A new Claritystamp challenge

Hello again.  Here we are again at the start of another month, and that can only mean one thing.  Yes, its time for a new Claritystamp challenge.  This month we're asking you to make a shaped card.  If you're short on ideas or inspiration, pop over to the challenge blog to see all the wonderful varied work made by my teamies.
http://claritystampchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

For my card, I decided to use a new die I bought recently.

Ingredients
Gelli/stencil card
Potting soil archival
Garden birds stamp set
Maya Angelou sentiment stamp
Stonewashed adirondack
Spectrum noir pencils
Versamark pen
Clear detail embossing powder
Die'sire Oval Accordion Create a Card die

 
First, cut out the card front using the die and two of the scalloped edge plaques.
 
Mask off the central oval and the overlap edge of the card front with post-it notes, and stamp the blossom branch around the frame. 
 
 
Colour with Spectrum Noir pencils.
 
Glaze with versamark pen and detail clear embossing powder.  (Sorry about the picture, this was very difficult to photograph)
 
                                               
 
Brush in the sky with stonewashed adirondack, the excess will wipe off the glazed surface of the flowers.
 
Stamp the scalloped plaques;  one with the sentiment, the other with the blossom branch and a blue tit.
 
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Colour in to match with Spectrum Noir pencils and brush stonewashed adirondack lightly round the edge of both plaques.
  
                                               
 
Glue in place onto both sides of the central oval, and add an extra fussy cut flower to finish.
 
Cut a piece of card for the back, and stick into place.
 
Hope you like it and you feel inspired to make your own shaped card.  Don't forget to pop over to the Claritystamp challenge blog too, and see what my talented teamies have done too.  The possibilities are endless.  I can't wait to see what you'll do.  Till next time.  Xxx 
 
 
 
  
 
 

17 comments:

  1. I love this card these are some of my favourite stamps you have used. It was nice reading your blog and seeing how you made it. Xx

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  2. Love this card Barbara, such a beautiful composition and the colours are so subtle. What a great idea cutting the centre and suspending the artwork in the aperture. You are inspirational as always :-)
    Have a lovely day, Carole xxx

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  3. An exquisite card in colour and composition, Barbara. I must look out my Create A Card dies - I bought a few and wasn't too happy with the results but your beautiful card has given me renewed enthusiasm. ;~}

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  4. Beautiful card Barbara, love the colours you've used. x

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  5. So lovely Barbara. Love this delicate card and your step by step is great. Love kenetic cards and the stamps you have used are so delicate both in stamping and colouring. Lovely.

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  6. What a lovely card Barbara love the colours you have used. I had to titter to myself as I nearly used one of those dies!!

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  7. I do love this card the birds fit just right couldnot think of a better image to put in this shaped card lovely x

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  8. What a beautiful card, Barbara, it's so pretty. The sentiment ties in so well with the bird stamp. Your colouring is so good too. x

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  9. What a beautiful card, Barbara, it's so pretty. The sentiment ties in so well with the bird stamp. Your colouring is so good too. x

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  10. Hi Barbara, such a beautiful card design, I do love the garden birds...and you have used them brilliantly....thanks for the inspiration...xx

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  11. This is so pretty, love these little bird stamps. Wonderful inspiration. xx

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  12. So pretty Emma, absolutely love this xx

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  13. Hello Barbara my lovely. I adore this card. Such a lovely delicate piece. Your construction is just fab. Stamping superb. Brilliant design.....but then you are good at it all!!!!!
    Hugs xxxx

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  14. Hello Barbara my lovely. I adore this card. Such a lovely delicate piece. Your construction is just fab. Stamping superb. Brilliant design.....but then you are good at it all!!!!!
    Hugs xxxx

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