Monday, 31 March 2014

Clarity Stamp Challenge 13: Flower Power

I'd like to enter this card for Clarity Stamp Challenge 13 Flower Power.  I made the card for my niece who was 18 this month, hence the key in the top left hand corner.

I started with the Chrysanthemum stencil, inking it with Versamark and then running it through my cutting and embossing machine to transfer the ink to card.  Then I applied Perfect Pearls in 3 different colours.  I used the Clarity large and small Chrysanthemum stamps, Versamark ink and Perfect Pearls again to create the separate flowers.

My original idea was to create a large square card but I couldn't seem to make it fit together to look right so I changed my mind and chose to make the triple easel card instead.  The full chrysanthemum from the stencil looked too large for the card so I made it smaller by cutting off some of the top petals.  Then I mattered and layered onto two different colours of card-stock which matched the Perfect Pearls.

The sentiment, 'May all your dreams come true', in the middle is from Clarity, .  I stamped this in a Distress Ink which matched one of the Perfect Pearls colours and shaded around the edges with the same colour.  Unfortunately the top picture makes it look as though it doesn't match, this one looks better and shows how the card stands up.

I used the Clarity key stamp on the base of the card and to finally I added a wooden key, coloured with Perfect Pearls so that it matched.

The whole card ended up being quite large and had to be sent parcel post!  I hope she found room to stand it somewhere.