Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Garden Swing Card

This is one of the cards I made for the recent Trade Show at the NEC that Claritystamp exhibited at.

They had a whole stand dedicated to their stencils and it looked fab. If you want to read more about that Barbara Gray recently blogged about it and that post can be found here. 

The stencil is a fab image on its own but you can have great fun, like I did, creating a scene around it. There are so many Clarity stamps that would work for this. When my stencil arrived I'd just finished making some samples for German TV with the Birdhouse and Picket Fence set and the stamps were still on my desk. I soon realised that they would be perfect together. 

To make my card I started off with the stencil. I taped it to a piece of Theuva card and sponged ink through it. I used black Archival ink for the branch and girl and Lettuce and Meadow Adirondack for the greenery. I think I might have also used some Olive Archival.

Once I had the stencilling done I stamped the scene in around her. There are so many beautiful elements to the Birdhouse and Picket Fence set and I used nearly all of them on this card. I love the little squirrel on the branch!

I will certainly be looking through my Clarity stamps to see what other backgrounds I can create for her, although she does look like she's having fun in the garden.

Stamps and Stencils Used



  1. Another beautiful card Lynne.

  2. Snap Lynne, we have both blogged the same Stencil but got very different results. I love the clean lines of your card and such a beautiful garden...I so want to be that girl on the swing.....oh I can dream....hugs...Jo. X

  3. gosh i've just been over jo's blog. it's amazing how different they can look even though you both used same stencil. love it xx

  4. Oh child - you are so talented. This is work of art - beautifully done!!!

  5. I love this picture Lynne, reminds me of my days in the garden upside down on my swing (I used to use it like a trapeze) singing "wondering Star" off Paint your wagon. Mmmmm?? anyway this reminds me of it. Lovely as always. xx


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