Friday, 21 June 2013

Dreams of a Kitten Birthday Card

I realised a couple of days ago that it's now just over year since Barbara asked me to be part of the Claritystamp Design Team. I was so shocked and not sure if I could do it but I knew I would be an idiot if I didn't at least give it a try. I'm so glad that I did as I've really enjoyed this past year.  So, thank you for asking me Barbara. Thanks to you too for reading my blog and the support you've given me. It means a lot.

This is a birthday card that I made for a friend. It combines ideas from the two DT cards that I made with these stamps.

I was really pleased with how the background turned out and can see it being a really useful technique (in other words I'm sure it will be popping up on more of my cards!). I did actually try a version using the words "Happy Father's Day" on my Dad's Father's Day card (the one with the boat) but it looked too busy. I think it works better with a simple scene. 

It's done using the grid card technique. Each box is masked off with tape and the edges are inked. I used an Ink Duster and a sponge to build up the colour. It's the colour I usually use for my skies - Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The rest of the stamping is done with Black Archival.

Stamps Used



  1. Great card Lynn, what a brilliant idea that background is. Sam

  2. Oh its fab Lynne - I might have to "pinch" that background idea - can't believe I never thought of it what a great technique and a lovely picture xx

  3. Love the grid background, I did a grid for Mikes birthday......not a success!

  4. Congratulations on your clarity anniversary Lynne x I have enjoyed seeing all your wonderful creations over the last year and look forward to seeing many more.
    This is a great card, I really like the background


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