Sunday, 13 May 2012

Card for FIL's 80th Birthday.

I do like this set of Clarity stamps there are 8 different used stamps in this picture not all from the same set I hasten to add.

To make this you will need
Masking tape Low tack of course.
Adirondack inkpad Espresso.
Adirondack Cloudy Blue.
Adirondack Butterscotch.
Cut out post it note Circle for masking the sun!
Two Mice post it note masks one for each mouse!
These are all Clarity Stamps.
 The cottage
 The barrow
 The words
 2 x Poppies.
 2 x Mice
 And the crow
White card for stamping.
Happy Birthday sticker in gold
Card-stock of your choice.
I used an A4 card for this.
First put masking tape on three sides of your card Leaving the right hand side clear of tape for now...Using SECOND GENERATION INK!!! each time.
Plot and stamp where you want the cottage to be first then put the mask over were you want the Sun to be. Add the words and then the Barrow stamping the Barrow a little off it goes over the edge of were you think the picture should end.  Then carefully add the forth piece of masking tape. Stamp mouse one and cover with mask and then do the same with mouse two. Stamp poppies over the top of the masked mice, if the second lot of poppies go over the tape don't worry, However if you think they will go over onto the card on the other side of the low tack tape then just put a sheet of scrap paper there to catch any overspill of the poppy image.
The Sky and the yellow foreground was achieved using dusting brushes that I bought form the NEC last year .....for those who have never used them they are easy....just dip the brush onto the ink pad and dab a little ink then on a scrap sheet of paper just swirl around in circles then do the same on the art work/picture you are colouring how little you use is up to you. I used Promakers to colour in and stuck it to a golden foiled piece of card-stock leaving a lip of gold mirri showing I think it makes it look as though it's a card on a card! If you see what I mean...... Then glued the Picture onto an A4 card .I have had this in my stash for a while and sorry I can't remember where it's from or who made it. and added a couple of scrolls that I had cut from a spellbinder just to follow the tail of one of the mice! and the Happy birthday sticker simply matted onto white card with a gold scrap of mirri trimmed and stuck on with foam pads. I like this one it was a joy to make.

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