Thursday 19 April 2012

Simple Clarity

I have been trying to get back in the swing of my crafting.  Those of you who know me or are regular readers will know I have problems with my back that have made everything, including crafting, a bit more challenging for me.  Anyway, ever since I first saw Barbara Gray on Create and Craft TV I have been addicted to Clarity Stamps.  After doing a couple of cards for homework for one of her 'Classroom' shows, I came across a sunflower stamp that I purchased ages ago and decided to do what I would class as a quick and simple card.

Here is the card....

I used Versamark ink to stamp onto white card and heat embossed using WOW pepper embossing powder.  Then I brayered the card with Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade.

I matted the image layer using dark brown paper.  Then I heat embossed the sentiment, which is also a Clarity Stamp, directly on the cream card.  If I'm honest, the card originally was going to be a tri-fold, but I messed up the stamping of the sentiment on my first try (I pressed a bit too hard getting a double image on a few of the letters).  I just cut off the panel and made it a DL card.

The sunflower stamp is just so pretty I didn't think the card needed much else really.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Bearly-Mine Challenges - Embossing
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - Embossing

Just a reminder, there are challenges running at Just Inspirational Challenges and at Crafty Boots Challenges, so if you are feeling creative and want to join in, check them out and link up.

All the best for a wonderful day!
xx Denise


jane stillman said...

A gorgeous card, and love the sentiment, hope ypur back is better soon

Carole Z said...

Love the card and this is one of my favourite quotes...hope your back is better soon X

Chris said...

Beautiful card very stylish. I have a tablet too hmm stashed away in the drawer lol.Thank you for visiting my blog, must admit I prefer to draw on paper. good luck look forward to seeing them. Chris xx

Unknown said...

Thanks for popping by my blog.
Your card is beautifully simple. Who could not be inspired by Barbara Gray?, I too have that sentiment stamp.

Claire x

CraftyDaffy said...

Indeed. Barbara gave me the courage to try stamping...and brayering...and She is a wonderful teacher and artist. Love her! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment :)

Kate M said...

Hi Denise - thanks for the visit - appreciate it - this is a beautiful CAS card , which I tend to use a lot. I don't really get on with over fussy cards. Love the sentiment too.


Unknown said...

I'm your newest follower and found your blog through The Outlawz.

You have a lovely blog! Gonna enjoy looking back and to follow forward :)
I also have problems with my back and neck so I can not craft as much as I wish but I
hope you have had or will take your time to visit my cyberspace to. ;)

xx/Maria aka MulleSnuttan

Joy said...

Well I really don't think you need any help! Your cards are just lovely. I found you throught he outlawz too and would appreciate it ifyoucould find timetovisitand follow me too

Roxann said...

This is a lovely card, Denise. I've enjoyed browsing you blog! Saw you on The Outlawz Follow Me and bacame a follower!

Holly Young said...

It's really lovely Denise. I love the soft yellow color you used. Thanks for visiting my blog. I've become a follower of you now!

Margaret said...

I do love CAS cards. This is such a pretty image and a lovely card. I guess I'm your newest Follower from The Outlawz. Keep up your lovely work.

Patti J said...

Hi Denise! I love this card - that's one of my fave sentiments :) I've come from Outlawz, and I'm your newest follower - would love to have you follow my blog as well! cherisheachpreciousday dot blogspot dot com Have a great week! Nice to 'meet' you :)

Tina said...

This is beautiful , elegent love it . :) xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous and elegant, a lovely image and one of my favorite sentiments
Lindsay xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Owwww, this is really nice Denise, I mean REALLY nice, it's gorgeous.


Natascha said...

Such a lovely project. Thank you so much for joining us at Bearly Mine.

Hugs, Natascha

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