Well when we got the last set of Stamps from Clarity Stamp for the Create & Craft Show on Sunday 7th Dec 2014 I had so many ideas. I played and got a few cards done straight away. But as I went along I kept ending up with lots of bits and pieces that I really liked but that wouldn't be good enough on their own as a card.
I had also made a batch of these! The Leaf Stencil was lovely and I wanted to try it in lots of different colours. This is embossed onto the Clarity Stamp Black Shiny Card and then sanded down - nothing else done to it. See how I kept the frame in, that finishes off the front Book Cover nicely I think. The Wonderful was stamped with Yellow Ink and then dabbed onto a blue ink pad top and bottom.
I did these in several colours and couldn't decide which I liked the best. Which one should I use I asked Hannah - for a card? Well she said why don't you overlap them and use them all. What a great idea I said. So that inspired me to make the book. I did try to make a card - you know those ones where you have the overlapping flap down the middle and you can lift them all up in one go - Well that didn't work!! So Hence the MDF Book, from our lovely MDFMan. I think my friend Linda Page would have been able to sort me out with the Flap Card thing she is good at things like that.
I do think it looks lovely in Mustard Yellow, don't you. Each one I embossed, apart from the Black and White one, was then rubbed over with a Wet Wipe and Re-Inkers but you could do this with a round sponge, or the Clarity Brushes.
The Orange one looks lovely too? This stencil just looks great in all its glory I think.
And the Green and Black - well you can't go wrong with Green & Black together.
The Hearts were cut out from an embossed black image coloured in the same way and then cut with a Heart Punch.
I just couldn't leave this Owl Stamp alone!!
Ta Da !!!
Too many pages, I will show the rest later and maybe explain how some of them were done.
So there you have it, my Ideas and Techniques Book.
Like I say I also had a lot of ideas and strips of lovely papers I had coloured and stamped that wouldn't quite make the grade for a Card for TV but look OK in this book. It was fun to be able to play a bit and not have to worry about finishing everything off. But it was really all about the - the above picture - the Stencil embossed and coloured on the Black Clarity Card.
I will come back and show you some of the inserts in my next Blog otherwise this one will just go on forever - I have a fair few pictures.
All Products - Stencils & Stamps can be found here - Clarity Stamp
This is a page my Daughter did, she has been wanting to join in with my crafting lately.
Isn't it lovely!! xx
So I hope you like my little MDF Book made for Clarity Stamp and I hope you give it a go yourself, but be warned, its more fiddly than it looks.
Thank you for dropping by and thank you for any comments left.
Carry on Crafting
Sam Crowe. xx