Clarity Stamps - Hochanda July 11 2018


Clarity Stamps – ‘Love’ – Maria Moorhouse - Hochanda – July 11 2018
Hello and welcome to my blog; a quick introduction as time is not on my side at the moment. Although my examples follow a similar theme - not my usual trademark - I got a bit carried away pairing up stamps with the words. 
I hope the ideas are useful. 

Clarity Products:-
Stamps:-
·         ‘Love’
·         You Hung the Moon – STA-PE-10553-A6
·         Fly Away – STA-PE-10007-A5
·         Flutterby – STA-PE-10556-A5
Grovi Plates:-
·         Cosmos – GRO-FL-40923-03
·         Tree – GRO-TR-40855-03
Card/Paper:-
Designer Paper:-
·         Rainbow River – ACC-CA-30539-88
·         Shenandoah – ACC-CA-30541-88
·         Indian Summer – ACC-CA-305
·         Northern Lights- ACC-CA-305
Designer Parchment:-
·         Barb’s favourite – ACC-CA-
Designer Card:-
·         Shenandoah – ACC-CA-30555-57
Ink Pads:-
·         Archival Black – INK-AR-50030-XX
Miscellany:-
·         Colouring Pencils; Self-adhesive Gems; Sakura Glitter Pen – Clear Sparkle; Card Blanks; Twine

Example 1
Love Will Keep Us Together
Materials:-
Stamps:-
·         ‘Love’
·         Fly Away
·         Flutterby
Ink Pads:-
·         Archival Black
Groovi Plates
·         Cosmos
·         Tree
Card/Paper:-
·         Rainbow River
·         Barb’s Favourite Parchment + Parchment Off-cuts
Miscellany:-
·         Twine – black; Colouring Pencils; self-adhesive Gems; Black Micron Pen
Instructions:-
1.       Stamp ‘Love’ on paler side of parchment. Colour on reverse with chosen colouring medium.
2.       Mask butterflies on ‘Flutterby’ stamp, ink with Archival Black, remove mask and stamp below the ‘E’ of ‘Love.’
3.       Stamp hearts from ‘Love’ set above ‘E,’ draw in balloon strings using black Micron pen and colour on reverse side.
4.       Mask birds on ‘Fly Away’ stamp, ink with Archival Black and stamp boy at top edge of ‘L.’
5.       Stamp ‘will keep us together’ above boy’s hand. Add chosen image from featured stamp set at end of stamped phrase to create ribbons. 
6.       Emboss top left and bottom right corners chosen from Cosmos plate. Add areas of embossing to stamp areas.
7.       Emboss flowers from ‘Tree’ plate, cut out and add to front.
8.       Mat onto Rainbow River paper then onto card blank. Add twine bows.

Example 2
Birthday Love
Materials:-
Stamps:-
·         ‘Love’
·         ‘Birthday’
Ink Pads:-
·         Archival Black
Card/Paper:-
Designer Paper:-
·         Northern Lights
White
Pink Mirror, Lilac Mirror
Colouring Pencils
Self-adhesive glitter gems
Instructions:-
1.       Stamp ‘Birthday’ at top left of designer paper and ‘Love’ at bottom right.
2.       Stamp tangle from ‘Love’ set below ‘t’ and ‘d.’
3.       Colour letters.
4.       Layer onto card followed by card blank.
5.       Add gems.

Example 3
Dream Lover
Materials:-
Stamps
·         ‘Love’
·         ‘Dream’
Ink Pads:-
·         Archival Black
Card/Paper:-
Designer Paper:-
·         Indian Summer
Designer Card:-
·         Shenandoah
Miscellany:- Colouring Pencils, Buttons, Fibres, Sakura Clear Star pen
Instructions:-
1.       Stamp ‘Dream’ onto Designer Paper. Stamp ‘Love’ below. Mask ‘D’ and ‘e’ on ‘Dream’ stamp, ink then stamp ‘r’ at end of ‘Love.’
2.       Add a variety of ‘Tangles’ to suit.
3.       Colour letters.
4.       Add dots using Sakura Clear Star pen.
5.       Layer onto card and card blank and add button embellishment.

Example 4

Love You to the Moon
Materials:-
Stamps:-
·         ‘Love’
·         ‘You Hung the Moon’
Ink Pads:-
·         Archival Black
Card/Paper:-
Designer Card:-
·         Shenandoah
Self-adhesive Gems, White colouring pencil, Black Micron pen
Instructions:-
1.       Stamp ‘Love’ at bottom left of Designer card.
2.       Mask moon and girl from ‘You Hung the Moon’ stamp and ink stamp with Archival Black. Stamp step-ladder image allowing ladder legs to rest on ‘l’ and ‘o.’
3.       Stamp phrase from top of ladder-person’s hand.
4.       Mask ‘ladder-person’ and ink stamp as before. Stamp moon and girl at end of sentiment.
5.       Stamp heart flourish onto top of ‘L.’
6.       Add tangle to girl’s foot.
7.       Doodle inside letters with Micron pen.
8.       Add white highlights and gems.  


Thank you for taking the time to look at my examples. More on my blog next week.
Happy crafting.
Best wishes,
Shelagh
'The Making Lady'
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