Saturday, 29 June 2013

Clarity Challenge 4 - Mr & Mrs

Hello everyone, I was very pleased to be chosen as one of the top 5 in last month's Clarity Stamp challenge with this card. This month's Clarity Stamp challenge is Mr & Mrs, and includes weddings and anniversaries. I've stayed with a straight forward layout again this month, mainly due to time!


As it's my parents' 56th wedding anniversary later in July, I thought I'd make a card for them. I'll be honest, this wasn't the original idea I had, that card I'll post tomorrow. I made a smaller card, and the sentiment didn't fit it properly, so I started again. I then had a moment of 'clarity' and came up with a way of finishing the original card!!!! Anyway back to this card.

I love the Calla Lily stamp and so I stamped it using Stampin' Up! basic grey ink onto Clarity Theuva card which was then die cut using Spellbinders' Labels Twenty-Eight dies. I painted the Calla Lily with a selection of micra paints to give the flower dimension.

I've tried to capture the shimmer from the paints. The right hand bloom is the right colour, the others have come out much darker, thought I think you can get an idea of the finished image. I inked the edges of the Theuva card with Stampin' Up! So Saffron ink and then layered the image onto Stampin' Up! Old Olive card die cut in the next size up in the Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Eight die set

The whole was then layered onto a card base I already had, using foam tape to give the card dimension. The sentiment was then stamped in Stampin' Up! Basic Grey ink and Stampin' Up! pearl basic jewels were added to the top and bottom of the green layer.

Mum and Dad look at my blog so this is a bit of a give away as to what their anniversary card will look like this year. Of course I could decide to send the other one I made just to keep them on their toes!!

Thanks for stopping by and good luck if you have entered the Clarity Stamp Challenge.



Stamps: Clarity Calla Lilly, Remountable Happy Words set
Ink: Stampin' Up! Basic Grey, So Saffron
Card: Clarity Theuva card, Stampin' Up! Old Olive
Other: Perfect Pearls Micra powders, Stampin' Up! Pearl Basic Jewels, Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Eight, foam tape


  1. Lovely card Angela, good luck

  2. Beautiful colours Angela, good luck in the challenge x

  3. Lovely card Angela very effective use of colors.

    1. Hi Stephanie, thank you for your comment. I wish you success in the next challenge

  4. Really elegant card! And my favourite colours!!! I do like green on a fresh and clean looking! I hope your mum and dad like it! Good luck to you in the challenge again! X

    1. Hi Jane, thank you for your comments. I'm so excited about this month's challenge as I love being by the sea! Angela x

  5. Such a lovely elegant card. Thank you for entering the challenge.

  6. Well done, a pretty soft card. Thanks for entering and best of luck.

  7. Thank you Yvonne and Naomi for your comments.