Monday, 16 May 2016


Card made using Clarity Stamps garden birds set and the letterbox kit for my Dad for his 92nd birthday in a few weeks time.

To make the card I first stamped and masked the letter boxes and wording then added a sun mask.  For a nice bright background I applied a mixture of Adirondack Sailboat Blue and Shabby Shutters and Peacock Feathers Distress inks onto the card using brushes.  To colour the sun with a mixture of orange and yellow ink I removed the sun mask and covered the background with an aperture mask and then applied some Black Soot Distress ink to create some hills in the background.  Once that was all dry I stamped on the birds, birdhouse etc.

I've matted the picture onto another piece of card again coloured with the same blue and green inks and stamped around the edges in black with the branch stamp from this set.

Thanks for looking, your comments will be very welcome.

I am entering this card into the Clarity Stamp Blog Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. Love the colours you have used for the sky in this card. Good luck in the challenge and thank you for entering. Xx

  2. What a nice card your Dad will be very happy with this good luck in the clarity challenge x

  3. Lovely landscape and scene. Always a good idea to make your own background papers using the same inks for a professional look. Good luck in the challenge x

  4. Hi Stephanie,
    Beautiful colour palette and love your use of he Letterbox stamps. Best wishes n the month's challenge. ;~}

  5. A lovely card for your dear Dad Steph - I'm sure he'll love it! Such a bright and cheery design. Happy Birthday to him.
    Good luck in the Clarity Challenge and thank you for joining in with us this month x


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