Hello my friends. Today's offering uses Claritystamp stamps. This was a commissioned card for a football fan. I had planned one thing in my head but then as I was making it, the card seemed to evolve and get a life of its own.
I started with a piece of theuva card for main artwork. I stamped the large stamp in black archival ink and masked it off. Then i got some bubble wrap that I inked with versamark and stamped top and bottom of masked image. I clear embossed with fine powder.
Leaving mask on, I laid a piece of copy paper that I had cut in shape of hill across card. Using Clarity stencil brushes I inked the grass in shabby shutters and peeled paint distress ink. The sky was done in tumbled glass and broken china. Using same inks I also stamped sport randomly as shown. While mask was still on I added shade all around the stamp. I used darker distress inks such as stormy sky and faded jeans and forest moss.
I lifted mask off and stamped sport in black archival ink.
I stamped footballer silhouette inside the o framer in black archival and heat set. Then i covered ball in versamark ink and clear embossed. Using make up sponges I inked the sky and grass with broken china and mowed lawn. (I had stamped sport on post-it and cut inside O out so I could mask off the area). At this point I decided that i wasn't going to ink stamp as I really liked the way it looked now. The stamp looked like it was away from background and I was looking through a hole. So I just stamped 4 little corners in tumbled glass.
I finished topper off by inking all around edges in faded jeans and chipped sapphire ink and wiped ink off clear embossed areas so white shows up more.
I matted on black and added a small footie sticker in corner.
I stamped sentiment using letterbox kit and words in black archival on base card. I wound some blue twine around base card and stuck a ball on one side. As this lad is a Coventry fan I added the blue T-shirt and the cup wit blue twine on handles.
So I hope you like my make. I must say I was pleased with it and it does look more dimensional when you see it in your hands.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Claritystamp challenge - masculine
Sunday stamper - green
Simon says stamp Monday challenge - I ought to use them more (stamps on main topper)
Fan-tastic Tuesday - anything goes