Saturday, 23 August 2014

18th Birthday - Clarity Challenge 18: Feminine

Well, it's good to be back in blogland.  A wonderful holiday club for 55 children and another bout of labyrinthitus have kept me from finding time and energy to blog my cards.  Fortunately I have had time to make some cards - very relaxing amidst the busyness and lethargy.  I made this card for my beautiful granddaughter who celebrated her 18th birthday earlier this month.

I used the Clarity Madeleine Stencil and Centura Pearl cardstock. A selection of orange and brown toned promarkers for the hair and then pink and green for the flower and ribbon.  I used a black micron pen to write 'Naomi 18' on the ribbon and a selection of skintone promarkers for the face.  I matted onto coordinating green, then white card before mounting onto the beautiful red card I used for the main part of the card.
The left hand panel is half size and folds over so that you can just see her face and the flower.  The balloon stamp is from Clarity and the 18 is from the Clarity letterbox kit.

The front of the card is an embossed panel (seen on the right here) and for the back of the card I used the Clarity Madeleine stamp and the Clarity letterbox kit.  The stamp was coloured using Spectrum Noir pencils to give the same effect as the embossed panel which is the main part of the card.

I hope you like it. Naomi was delighted as I managed to get the tone of her hair just right and the face shape is very similar too.  I'd love you to leave a comment.

I'm entering this card for the 18th Clarity Stamp Challenge which is 'Feminine'.


  1. Very lovely card, Sue your shading is brilliant. I am glad your granddaughter liked it x

  2. Beautiful card Sue, just right for an 18 year old, I love the colour palette you have used. Welcome back sorry to hear you haven't been well.

  3. Beautiful card. the colours are lovely. Glad Naomi liked it . xx

  4. How beautiful Sue! Fantastic shading work and presentation. Good luck in the Challenge! x