Monday 29 June 2020

Ocean Swirls Birthday Card

Because the Clarity Mixed Impressions Texture stamps already have layers within them, they work particularly well with Distress Oxides to create extra background interest.  This is the technique I used for the background to this birthday card, using the Ocean Swirls set.
Trim a piece of large Clarity Stencil card to 20cm x 13.8cm. Ink the large Ocean Swirls Mixed Impressions Texture stamp with Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxides and stamp the background.
Repeat, spritz lightly with water and stamp again over the top (use a stamp platform for exact placement).
Add Happy Birthday along the bottom using the Entwined Sentiments stamp in Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide, add Mermaid Lagoon archival ink over the top. Add further Happy Birthday sentiments over the background in the same archival ink.
Mat onto black card leaving a narrow border.
Add to the front of an A5 white card blank.
To finish, add one of the smaller stamps from the set over the top of the background in Mermaid Lagoon archival ink.

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