Saturday, 30 November 2013

A wedding card using die cuts

My first "commissioned" card!  Mum asked me to make her a card for a wedding her and  Dad went to yesterday (photo taken last weekend)!

Clarity challenge November - theme - Christmas

This is my entry for the Clarity challenge November 2013.  

The whole card is a single layer.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Poppies - watercolour effect

This card was my entry for our local horticultural show, and was awarded Second place.

  The watercolour effect was achieved by spritzing a Clarity Stamp with water, then colouring in the stamp ,directly on the stamp surface, with 2 shades of red and 2 shades of green, spritz with water again before stamping on to watercolour paper.  

You can usually get a couple of prints, and it's worth experimenting with how much water/colour you use, depending on the stamp being used.  Stamps with solid areas work best, have a play, it's a great way of getting different tones within your stamping!

The dragonfly is another Clarity stamp, stamped on to vellum, cut out and added to the card with the wings lifted.  I also submitted this one for the Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog - insects theme.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Alcohol inks - a friends 50th card

Cats can't craft - first blog

Hello, welcome to my first ever blog!  I have been inspired by the many craft and card blogs I have discovered over the last few months, and decided to have a go!  Encouraged further by my card making hero Barbara Gray of Clarity Stamps.

The reason for the name of my blog, and blogger name, is because of my 2 Siamese cats, who seem to think my stamping efforts, will be enhanced by feline intervention!

I'll add some photos of my cards when I workout how to do it!