Thursday, 29 May 2014

Twenty First Birthday Card - Clarity Stamp Challenge 15: It's all about the words

It's hard to believe that my nephew will be 21 in a few days time.  The card I've chosen to make for him uses the Clarity Clockwork stencil.  For the central panel I taped the stencil to some beige Centura Pearl card and used a sponge to ink through the stencil with stonewashed and denim Adirondak inks.  I made the clock part darker than the cogs for emphasis.  The side panels are made in a similar way but I kept moving the stencil so that I got a more random effect.  
The randomness of the side panels contrast with the more ordered effect of the central panel and this fitted the Clarity Harmony Sentiment 'Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi'.  I used a Spellbinders die to set off the sentiment and inked the edges with Cloudy Blue Adirondak.  The sentiment and 3 panels are all matted onto the dark blue card that comes with the Clarity stencils.  The shininess of the card goes well with the Centura Pearl card.  The three panels are then matted onto gold mirri card.
I wanted some texture on the front of the card so used a tri-boss embossing folder which I felt complimented the Clarity Clockwork stencil and inked it with the same inks as before.  The key is a balsa wood die cut which I embossed with gold powder.
I am entering this card for the Clarity Stamp Challenge 15: It's all about the words.