Monday, 27 October 2014

Clarity on Saturday

 These are the cards I made on Saturday at the Clarity East workshop with Janet - of course, after 3 days of lousy weather, Saturday was lovely and sunny, and even quite warm.............
Still, we had a good time getting inky!
For the first card we used distress inks and glimmer spray mixed on a craft mat and dabbed on with a sponge to create the background - I actually used blue inks, but they turned green as the glimmer spray was a gold one.
The reindeer was stamped on a separate piece of card and glued behind the aperture, mounted onto a green mat and then onto a card blank which had the treestamp stamped randomly round the edges.  Fir trees in front were stamped and cut out, and a bit of glitter added.
The second card used the same stamps - the sky was dabbed with white acrylic paint using the sponge again before brushing with stormy sky distress ink. reindeer and trees were stamped with chipped sapphire, mats are blue card.
This one was my favourite, and I have several spare bits to make more cards.
The final card was based on a design by Lynne Hammond, and used the sweater set of stamps - it was actually easier to do than it looked, but it did take all the afternoon...............and no-one needed the valium!
We cut masks to help with stamping the designs onto the sweater, which were stamped in versamark and white embossed, and used masking tape to help line up the stamps for the background (would have been a lot easier with a stamp positioner..............)


  1. Lovely cards Veronica. Really grumpy that I couldn't come!

  2. A lovely trio of cards Vronnie
    I think the middle one is my favourite too
    Jackie x

  3. I like the blue one in the middle really, but all of these are great. The jumper is fun, but what a fiddle to have to stamp the design onto it! You do make lovely cards at these sessions. I´m quite jealous. I used to love my card classes, as much for the craic as for the cards. Kate x

  4. All fab as usual, Veronica - I especially like the colour of the first one!


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