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Monday, 11 July 2016

Cardio/Clarity Birthday Card

So, I was showing you all the backgrounds I made using the Clarity stencil, and said that I had plans for using them with small stamps- Cardio, Lavinia, Clarity, mainly.
 This is the first one I've done, and it used Cardio/Majestix stamps. These are almost all small stamps, along the lines of the Rubber Stamp Tapestry Peg stamps, and indeed, Cardio do make a few round acrylic pegs to use the stamps with, if you find that easier than small blocks, or if you don't have any.
I will list the sets I used at the end of this post.
 I used the technique I posted about a couple of weeks ago, using images stamped onto OHP( Overhead Projector Film), you could also use acetate, or indeed, plastic packaging for this.

 I sorted out a handful, and fiddled about till I had a basic layout  I liked, then added to it a little later.

I also picked one of the backgrounds I made using a range of Green Adirondacks.

 This was my starting point, and I photographed it with my phone, as I knew as soon as I'd moved them, I'd forget what went where!

For the scarecrow, I used Versafine Vintage Sepia.

I switched to Versafine Onyx Black for the next few images, and Versafine Crimson Red for the Butterfly. Smokey Gray for the bunny, and toadstools.

I infilled with some dragonflies,stars and flowers using Versafine Majestic Blue and Deep Lagoon. Most of these pads are the little 'cube' versions, and are really easy to use with such small stamps.I added a couple of leaf stems using Versafine Spanish Moss.

The cardstock is Clarity Stencil card, which is a 7"x7" matte stock. This size works perfectly for a 6"x6" Gelli plate.
 To mount this, I matted it onto a mid-green cardstock, then onto brown.

I'd added a thread for the spider with a fine point black pen.
The dragonflies and small flowers are from assorted Rubber Stamp Tapestry sets, you can find similar items amongst the Cardio/Majestix line.

I also left some spaces empty, so as not to crowd the image too much.

The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz set, called 'Saying Stuff', one of the Visual Artistry sets.
 It comes with a range of sentiments, and a box to stamp them in. Both were inked in Majestic Blue, then stamped onto a scrap of white card. Matted to match the image, then mounted above it with foam pads.

A suitable card for the gardeners in your life?

Card Recipe:
 Stamp sets, all Cardio:
Summer Wreath ( Butterfly, and leafy stem bottom right)
Backyard Blooms (Spider, web,caterpillar, leafty twig top left)
Pleasant Pastures (Scarecrow, Toadstools,snails, small birds)
Cottontail Capers( small bunny)
Birdsong 1 (Woodpecker)

Rubber Stamp Tapestry sets:
Triple Dragonfly Floral SFL 34015
Dragonflies at Dusk  SBI 08000

Tim Holtz Visual Artistry stamp set, Saying Stuff.

All Versafine:
Onyx Black
Vintage Sepia
Deep Lagoon
Majestic Blue
Smokey Gray
Crimson Red
Olympia Green
Spanish Moss

Clarity Stencil, Abstract Squares 2
Adirondack Green inks,
 Blending tools/brushes.


Helen said...

I love that scarecrow, and his background is fabulous.

Cara said...

Wonderful card. What did we do before we had phones and tablets to snap positioning of things before we did them? Cara x

Debbie Rock said...

Just LOVE this Shaz! xXx