Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Warm Winter Wishes Card

I can't believe it's the first of October already and time for a new challenge on the Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog. It's been a busy month that's seen lots of changes. It's sad to see Karen, Hellen and Rae leave the Blog Design Team but lovely to welcome Amanda, Jo and Sam.

The theme for this month is "Winter" and I've created a snowy scene aperture card.

When closed the scene inside can be seen from the front.....

.........but when you open it up the design follows through.

I started off by working out the positions of the children playing in the snow. The child pushing the sledge is actually wearing ice skates but by covering them up when I inked the stamp I've managed to get rid of them. It's also taken away the harsh line of the sledge so it looks like it is in the snow.

I then worked out how to get the Gelli print of the Treescape to fit the scene.

I wanted to get the line of the hills on the stencil to match up with those on the stamp so I positioned it appropriately.........

.......and added a temporary extra bit to the stencil. This stage also showed me where I needed to cut the aperture for the front.

I then made a print with black acrylic paint. I used some Weathered Wood Distress Ink to add in some more snowy hills to match the print. 

The "Warm Winter Wishes" phrase is made up from these two Clarity stamps. It's stamped on a Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two die cut.

I created another matching Gelli print for the inside.......

..........and a mirror image of it (by turning the stencil over when I took the print) for the facing side.

It was one of those cards that sort of evolved (when I started off I only intended to have a Gelli print on the front) and turned into a bit of a labour of love. I hope you like it.

As always, I really enjoyed looking at all of the entires for last month's "Vintage" challenge. There was such a great variety of ideas. Congratulations to the winner and Top 5. Don't forget to enter this month, there's a £50 Claritystamp voucher for the winner. It's picked at random so everyone has an equal chance of winning.

Stamps Used
Winter from the Remountable Seasons Set

Stencil Used



  1. A labour of love indeed Lynne! Such attention to detail as always.
    I'm amazed that you can make Gelli prints so specific as I originally thought that you had to accept whatever random print came off!
    Obviously I need to practice as I love this card xxx

  2. Beautiful card Lynne, so much detail! x

  3. Absoloutely stunning, Lynne! Thanks as always for the inspiration

  4. Such a fantastic piece of art Lynne, I love how it has evolved and how you have shared it with us...your work as always is inspirational.....x

  5. Fabulous Hellen ...the Gelliplate is certainly a comfort zone for you..
    A beautiful evocative scene c

  6. Lynne this is superb so much work and very very well thought out - you are very clever it is beautiful

  7. Lynne thank you for your warm welcome to the team. I always look forward to seeing what you design. I love this card and have studied it several times, now I know!!! Great tutorial. Sam xxx

  8. Amazing card!couldnt not make a comment!x

  9. Stunning card Lynne xxx and as Sam said great tutorial

  10. A true piece of Art Lynne, so beautiful and a wonderful tutorial.

  11. wow,wow,wow Lynne. this is super amazing. so much work has gone into it! love it xx

  12. Another great card, excellent step by step instructions, really easy to follow instructions.....thanks for sharing x

  13. This card really takes my breath away! Thank you for the instructions too! It really is special xxx

  14. So sublimely classy Lynne as always. It's been a pleasure working with you - you keep us all on our peep toes with the fabulous standards you produce time and again. Will continue to follow your amazing work. Best Wishes :-) xxx

  15. This is a beautiful card Lynne and must have taken you ages. Amazing work thank you for sharing both it and the instructions. x

  16. I keep coming back to your card...there are some really fantastic ones this month...but yours keeps drawing me in... It's the way you have carried it through the whole card it's beautiful


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