Saturday, 28 September 2013

Clarity Stamp Challenge 7 - Vintage

This is my entry for the Clarity Stamp Challenge - Vintage.
The background was inspired by the design of some vintage wallpaper - white and coloured stripes with a repeating pattern.  I brayered each colour separately, masking the rest of the card to get the striped effect.  Before removing the masks I used the Clarity Camelia Stamp to make the repeating pattern.  I stamped around the edges with Art Nouveau Corner and inked the edges in the same colour.  Then I stamped and heat embossed another clarity flower and the sentiment 'Count your garden ...'
 I wanted to add  two blue butterflies I had in my stash.  The gold in their wings looked a little strange without anything else gold on the card so I added gold peeloff (I haven't used these for ages) around the edge and layered onto some dark blue card to finish it off.
This card is now in the post to a friend I've known for over 40 years.  I hope she likes it.