Monday, 14 March 2011

Handmade Monday week 7

Hi Crafter's

It's Handmade Monday again. I missed last weeks, I completely forgot because I was getting the shop ready for a new stand that my husband had made to hold  Clarity stamps. The new stand looks fab he made a wonderful job of it. Where would I be with out him.
Since the stamps have come in I have been busy making cards. I just couldn't wait to get my hands on them and start working with 'em.

If you scroll down you will see two other cards I have made using these stamps. They are a joy to use.

This is one of the first cards I made . I thought I would start off simple and get a feel for the stamps.

First Of all I stamped the flower word stamp onto my card blank
I want to make a mask so I stamp it  again onto some copy paper. I then cut away the centre of the O  in the copy paper version and place this over the stamping on the card lining up the O middle.

Now I can stamp another image into the letter O, here I have used " wild poppies"
With the mask still in place I sponged around the inside edges of the O to soften the look.

I then masked off the card top and bottom so that I could keep those parts clean  and then sponged the areas top and bottom of the FLOWER.

Take away all the masking to reveal the almost finished card. 
To finish I touched up the stems of the poppies, the letter O and the sponging across the card with a brown fine liner pen.
I also embossed a scalloped border top and bottom of the card but you can't see it very well in the photo.

Well that's what I've been up to for the past week , now I'm off to Wendy's blog at to see what others are up to.

That's all for now thank you for visiting. I will see you again soon.


Kimberleymjw said...

Ah i love it, poppies are my favourite :)
It looks so good.

Kimberley x

Suzanne said...

Lovely card Sue.These Clarity stamps are lovely and they will no doubt sell very well in the shop.
Hugs Sue x

cj- catmumdo said...

The card is so effective :) I love the poppies :)

Ali said...

What a beautiful card, Sue. I love poppies too - they are always a winner!

Ali x
Ali's Craft Studio

Sarah - The Lilac Dragonfly said...

I love the card's gorgeous x

Unknown said...

I love your blog and the card is really lovely too :) xx

Wendy said...

A really effective card and I agree with everyone else, poppies are fab!

Thanks for taking part in Handmade Monday x

Silver Thistle Beads said...

Thats a GREAT card and well explained as well :-) Looking forward to seeing some more cards - I love your style :-)
Francesca x

Silver Pebble said...

That's a really lovely card - very effective :)

Carolee Crafts said...

I think the card is so elegant, less is more

Rachael said...

A lot of work goes into that; I'm glad you have described the process.
Very attractive.

ZukieStyle said...

Lovely card, perfect for a Mother's day theme. My Mum loves daffodils - if you have any daff stamps?xx

Sue said...

Hi Zukie,
Thanks for the lovely feedback. I am going to have to order some daffodil stamps now, you are right daffs would look great.

Thank you to every one for you kind comments I really do appreciate them thank you.

Susie said...

How cool, and thank you for telling how you did it! :)

PuppyFly Boutique said...

Thank you for letting us know how you did it - although I'm not sure it would look this nice if I had a go! Anna x

Valerie-Jael said...

Hi Sue, this is a gorgeous card! Thanks for visiting my blog today, too! Valerie

Glitz and Glamour said...

Just to goes to show how much hard work goes into what looks like a simple card. It looks amazing. Thanks for sharing the process.

Little Harriet said...

A really lovely, simple yet beautiful, design.


stylesofcooking said...

Very sophisticated looking, i love the design. Also love the way you describe the design process, very interesting.

Kat Shenton said...

That's really effective. Thanks for sharing your technique with us. It's a great card too.

Lexxie said...

Absolutely stunning, I just love these Clarity stamps, you have done a fab job,
Love Sarita xx

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

That card is stunning - the differnt colour shades are gorgeous X
Rebecca x

Loli said...

Hello Sue.What beautiful card!!!!, elegant, stunnig, clever idea.GOOD JOB.
A hug from Palma de Mallorca

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