Saturday 2 October 2021

We Go Together Like the Leaves on the Trees: An Anniversary Card

Having received a rather large order from the last Claritystamp sale I thought I had better start playing with my new goodies.  I started with the New Design Club #87 back order stamp.
Add Bundled Sage Distress Oxide to a blending mat, spritz with water and lay the edge of a piece of Clarity stencil card into the ink. Dry thoroughly and add a second layer with the remaining ink.
Add a further band of colour in the same manner using Milled Lavender Oxide.
Add an overlapping band of colour using Spun Sugar Oxide.
Finish off with Tumbled Glass Oxide in the same way.
Blend the changes of colours together by adding more of the same Oxides along the joins with a stencil brush.
Add a row of stamped trees using Clarity club stamp #87 in Milled Lavender Distress Oxide.
Add further trees using the same stamp in Peeled Paint Distress Archival ink.
Add further stamping using the teeny-weeny tree from the Stag Outline set and the same style tree from the Wee Trees stamp set in Peat Moss archival ink.
Stamp along the bottom of the topper in Library Green archival ink using some of the teeny-weeny grasses from the Grove Trees and Toadstools Outline sets.
Add the couple on the bench from the Wee folk set in Nocturne Versafine Clair ink in the foreground (as they are in silhouette I can just as easily imagine them looking off into the distance as facing forward). Add further grass around their feet.
Add a sentiment using Clarity club stamp #129 in the same ink as the couple.
Gently blend Black Soot Distress Oxide round the edges of the topper.
Working directly on the front of an 8” x 8” white card blank, add the same trees as before in Milled Lavender Oxide and Peeled Paint Distress Archival ink at the edges.
To finish, add the topper to the front of the card.

1 comment:

Helen said...

what a great card, I love those trees!