Tuesday, 25 June 2013

A Foxglove Thank You

I've been making a few thank you cards recently, using a variety of designs. The first one is based on an idea from the 2 day Clarity Stamps retreat at Cowden in May. The very talented Paul Church led the group on this and from the title you can guess it involves foxgloves. This card was for my sister who now lives in Florida. She loves cottage garden flowers and has a particular soft spot for foxgloves so I knew this would be perfect for her:

These gorgeous flowers are the Clarity remountable Foxglove set. They are large stamps, and indeed the best way to stamp the largest flower is to use a ruler. You may have seen Barbara demonstrating this on TV. The flowers were stamped, onto Clarity theuva card in Adirondack Black and coloured using a selection of Promarkers.

I then highlighted the flowers with Crystal Effects from Stampin' Up!, but Glossy Accents from Ranger would work just as well. On the retreat we used a Versamark pen and clear embossing powder to give a similar result. Here is a close up of the effect:

You can see how the light is reflecting off of the flowers. The background was created using the cloud mask from Clarity and Adirondack stonewashed ink. The sentiment is also from Clarity:

The area for the sentiment was masked with a post-it note to keep it protected when inking in the clouds, which can be seen a little better in this picture. The outline was then made free-hand with a black micro pen.

I then layered the picture onto wisteria wonder card from Stampin' Up! which picks up the colours of the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by today.



Stamps: Clarity remountable Foxgloves, Thank you
Ink: Adirondack Black and Stonewashed
Card: Clarity Theuva card, Stampin' Up! Wisteria Wonder
Other: Promarkers, Clarity Cloud mask, Stampin' Up! Crystal Effects, micro pen, post-it note

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