Posts tagged ‘Clarity Stamp’

January 21, 2023

Pergamano poppets Christmas fairy

Hello and welcome to my little crafting corner.

This week, the lovely Andreja has set us a wonderful challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown to use fairies on our cards.  I looked through my stamp library and realised I’d not used this pretty little Christmas fairy stamp before.  Her name is Pru, one of the Pergamano mini poppets fairies from Clarity Stamp.

I stamped her using nocturne versafine clair ink and coloured her using watercolour pencils, then die cut using a stitched circle die by Stampin Up.  I decided to make it look like a bauble by adding a topper and string die cuts in old olive card by Stampin Up.

I added a little dazzling diamonds glitter to her wings using my quickie glue pen, mounted her on real red card, adding strips of dsp along the edges – great way to use up my scraps.

Finally I stamped a sentiment direct onto the base card.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join this fab challenge this week.

Enjoy your weekend

December 17, 2022

A Christmas card featuring snowflakes

Hello and welcome.

Snowflakes are like winter’s secret beauty. When we think of Christmas, it conjures up a romantic idea of the traditional white Christmas, and everything’s magical when it snows.  I have this wonderful book all about snowflakes – they are just so beautiful to look at, magnified so they can be seen with the naked eye, so when I was setting the theme challenge for this week over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown snowflakes seemed to be the perfect theme to choose.

It’s so exciting to see snow falling, especially around Christmas time.  My daughter and I are big fans of The Gilmore Girls, and love Lorelai’s famous line “I smell snow” – makes us both smile. Five fun facts I found out about snowflakes:

1) all snowflakes have 6 arms
2) each snowflake is unique
3) it doesn’t have to be freezing to snow
4) it can never be too cold for snow
5) snow isn’t actually white – it’s translucent!
This last fact surprised me – as they are translucent, light is refracted through the crystals of the snowflake, and as all the colours of the light spectrum are reflected off the crystals, they appear white – isn’t nature amazing?!
So, when making my snowflake card, I went for multicolours – just for fun…

I created a watercolour background using two shades of distress inks on watercolour paper. Once dry, I stamped 3 snowflake images using flitterglu, which is perfect for adding gilding flakes.

I added multi-coloured gilding flakes from Clarity stamp, and burnished to bring up the shine.

I then mounted this onto a piece of white cardstock that I had inked with the same distress ink around the edge to match.

I stamped the sentiment in night of navy ink onto white card and cut into a banner shape to adhere to the card.  Finally, I added a sprinkling of gold half-backed pearls to finish.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join in our challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown – we would love to see your beautiful cards, and there are prizes to be won – more details on the blog.

Enjoy your weekend

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