I have recently returned from a two day crafting retreat run by Barbara Gray of Claritystamps. We went through so many different techniques and I learnt a lot. We were using a brayer quite a lot , very good practice. Our final project on day two was to complete a canvas. For this we were using the masks from some lovely large aperture stamps.
I decided to use the same idea to make my great niece a Birthday card. Only I used a butterfly stamp and made my own masks.
Below is the stamp I used, these were made for the recent Clarity Open Days and come with a lovely large flower as well.
Stamp the Alium into place and add some fairies around the card. I sat one on the butterfly and had another giving it a push. This is where I used the copy paper mask, place it over the butterfly so that the outside area is covered, no danger of spoiling your brick background. Then I used some of the smaller scenic stamps to add a scene inside the butterfly. Finally brushing in some sky and some grass with a few hills.
As I am going to give this one to my great niece for her Birthday in September I have added some sparkles on the alium. She once told me that she loved my cards because of all the glitter. Any excuse for me to add glitter really.
Extra small fairies
Garden set small
Thank-you for visiting, I have lots of projects on the go at the moment so will try to get them onto my blog as I know I have neglected it a bit lately. xx