Today I am sharing another of the Clarity stencil cards. This one uses the bullrushes stencil. This was before I removed the bullrushes. Yes, gasp, I cut them off. I found I preferred it without and it saved the difficulty in trying to hold them up to blend, and of course ruining the stencil in the process anyway. This is a really straightforward card to make and quite easy.
So here's what I used...
Clarity Stamp stencil...bullrushes.
Stampin up...Beautiful you.
Stampin up...Feel goods
Stampin up...High Tide
Distress oxide ink pads...Cracked pistachio, Broken China and fossilized amber.
Tim Holtz thinlits...Wildflowers
PaperArtsy smooth white card.
White gel pen.
Here's what I did...
When using these stencils I always like to start with an 8x8 piece of card. This allows me space to add things around the finished work. It can always be trimmed down once happy but you can't add to it if you've started small. I placed stencil down and secured with low tack tape. I knew my image was going to be stamped over the inked area so no masking was needed in this case. Makes it easy as it was just a case of blending the inks to create the sand and water. I liked the softer, creamier look that the oxides give. Once happy I removed the stencil and stamped my lady. I added colour to her dress and hat with polychromo pencils in the same colour. I added to the water around her feet with a white gel pen. I then stamped the wording. I stamped some birds on the opposit corner, added a shiny butterfly from my stash and cut one of the wildflowers in matching cardstock to finish. I then needed ribbon. I had nothing to match so picked some white from my stash and used the broken china and cracked pistachio spritzed with water to colour the ribbon. Quick dry with a heat tool and voila...perfectly matched ribbon. I then tied this to the card, made a bow which I always secure with a hot glue gun. Mount to coloured card, then to main card.