Monday 25 March 2019

A Clean and Simple First Birthday Card

This card was made for our youngest Great Niece's first birthday last week.  Her name is hidden in the picture; can you guess what it is?
I started by cutting a piece of Clarity stencil card to 13.5cm x 13.5cm.  I stamped the Willow stamp, which was one of the Clarity club stamps from 2018, in black ink, then added the Mountains and Hills inner mask and brushed a mixture of Tenacious Teal and a little Ocean Reef across the sky.  I had added one of the mini moon masks first.
Next I swapped to the hills outer mask and added Pampas Artistry ink using a stencil brush along the bottom.  I dragged the ink off the mask with a blending tool to add definition along the top of the hills.  At the bottom, I added a little Wild Bilberry ink so that the willow was standing by water.  By brushing more ink along the bottom and along the top of the hills, I left a lighter area across the middle to provide perspective.
Having removed the moon mask,  I added '1st' in black ink across the sun/moon using the Clarity Numbers stamp set.
I also added a couple of the birds from the Birdhouse Garden stamp set in the same ink.
I used an off cut from a previous project (see HERE) to die cut Happy Birthday, using the sentiment from the Floral Frame die set of the same name.  I cut the two words separately as I wanted to split them above and below the '1st'.
Having gone round the edges of the die cut with a black pen, I added the words to the card.
To finish, the topper was matted onto black card.  Before adding it to a 6" x 6" card blank, I brushed a little more ink across the sky, but this time added the clouds mask before doing so.  I wanted to add more interest and depth to the top of the picture.
Our Great Niece is of course called Willow and I have been planning on using this stamp for this card since I received it as part of my club offering last year.


Di said...

Lovely card and great step by step instructions. Thanks so much for the great detail

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card x

Lynne Bishop said...

Beautiful card. Very appropriate for her. Love it when we can look at a club stamp and know exactly what we want to use it for. X

Jane said...

Oh that's fabulous! Great step by step too! Hope Willow has a great 1st birthday! X

Carol Jacobs said...

Amazing card fabulous instructions