Saturday, 31 May 2014

By the Light of the Silvery Moon

Evenin' All.
I've made this card today for the Claritystamp challenge
 "It's All About The Words"

I have used:
Clarity paper
 Treescape Stencil
 Silver Shoon verse stamp
 small Birch Leaves stamp
Black Memento
Silver Embossing Powder
First cut the paper down to the same size as the stencil.
Cut a circle out of a post-it note for the moon and place it top right.
Load up a speed-ball brayer with black memento ink and colour the top half of the paper
 (I had to reload several times).
 Flick small amounts of water at the paper and then blot to get the 'stars'.

Remove your moon mask.
  Dab Versamark ink all over the stencil, lay it face down over your paper
and then run it through an ebosser to transfer the ink.
Sprinkle with silver embossing powder and heat

As you can tell I was a bit slow doing this so the result is a bit patchy!
I coloured in some of the missing bits with a Versamark pen and added more embossing powder.
That's better.
But then I thought "I wonder what it would look like with gilding flake instead?"  
So I started again...
I replaced the Versamark with Flitterglu,
and silver embossing powder with silver flakes,
et voila...
Aarggh. It's more patchy than before, and there's gilding flake EVERYWHERE.
Back to Plan A I think.
I cut down a smaller piece of Clarity paper (5x8.5cm),
stamped the verse on with black memento ink and then
stamped around the edge with the small birch leaves
 (alternating first and second generation ink)

After a bit of trimming and mounting on black/white card...
 It's looking nothing like I imagined it when I started, but kind of liking the distressed look.
 I finished off with a Sizzix leaf cut from silver paper.
It was much too bright and shiny, so I went over it with sandpaper and now it looks the part.
Well, it's tea time again, so that's all for now.
 My better half is kindly cooking us pizza.
Nom nom.


Naomi said...

Super card and a lovely blog, you had me laughing. I love the sentiment you have used it fits perfectly. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck.

CornishKat said...

Thank you Naomi x

Pat said...

Congratulations on making the top 5 at Claritystamp Katrina. What a lovely shiny card and a great wintry scene. Obviously a lot of effort has been made, and the result is great, and beautifully finished with that verse. I see you live in Burnham on Sea, and by coincidence I live near Taunton and have friends in Burnham, and I used to run a card club but we had to close unfortunately. x

LINDA PAGE said...

Congratulations Kat this is a very lovely card x

CornishKat said...

Thank you Pat, it's a shame your club had to close. You and your friends are welcome at our club anytime, email me at for details. Katrina x

Pat said...

Thank you for that Katrina, it's a very kind thought, but unfortunately I think it's probably just a bit too far away for us. x