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Monday, 5 January 2015


Hi there folks, I'm sneaking in with a last minute entry for the Craft Stamper Take it Make it challenge where we've been challenged to use white stamping.

Its always sad when you have to make a sympathy card isn't it? This one is for my dear neighbour who lost her husband last week. He was a lovely man who always had time to stop and chat and he was such a help with all his gardening tips, I'll really miss him :-(
This was a very quick ccard made using some free stamps, a solid feather and a detailed feather. I began by stamping the solid feather in Memento Grey Flannel here and there on the cardstock. Once the ink was dry I overstamped with the detailed feather using Versamark ink and embossed with white detail EP. Next I added some distress ink in Iced Spruce, I love this colour as its just like a chameleon and takes on the tones around it! I used a Clarity stencil brush to apply the ink around the edges and then brushed out from the feathers to create some shadows. The sentiment was also a freebie, stamped with Black archival ink.

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:

Cards Galore Encore: anything goes
Sisters of Craft: anything goes
Sparkles Forum: anything goes
STAMPlorations: stamps and ink
Sweet Stamps: something new

Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. What a lovely creation! I do love all your shadowing! Yes you are so correct it is 1 of the saddest cards to make. Thank you so much for joining and sharing this lovely project of yours with us at! I wish you and your family all the best Health Wealth and Happiness for 2015 and let all the creative juices just keep on flowing!!!
    Crafty Hugs

  2. Gorgeous card Claire, have you seen the matching die it's with another magazine ;) Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge, good luck and Happy New Year, Elizabeth xxx

  3. Love your card, I've just picked up the mag with those free stamps . I had not thought of stamping them in lighter colours, thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Wow! I love this ..... the feathers look so delicate. Thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  5. So sorry to hear about your neighbour Claire x x

    Beautiful make, very subtle.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  6. Oh wow! I love the effect the white embossing on the Flannel grey! Stunning work! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges this month and Good Luck. We hope you join us again.

    Amy- DT Sparkles Monthly Challenges
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  7. Beautiful card, I'm sure it will be appreciated too. Thank you for joining us in the TIMI Craft Stamper challenge. xx

  8. Fabulous card! Love the soft colors! Thank you for joining the Take It Make It challenge!

  9. Such a beautiful card Claire. Thank you for joining us over at Craft Stampersand TIMI challenge. Xxxx

  10. Stunning shading with the feathers! Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations!

  11. Wow! What a beautiful card! Stunning! Thanks for joining us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

  12. Just beautiful - so well put together.

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles.

    Helen N x

  13. Just fabulous. A relatively easy technique that yields such a magnificient result. Thanks for joining us this month at STAMPlorations!

  14. I am sooooooo in love with this card :) stunning is the word for this beauty. Thank you for sharing with STAMPlorations !


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