Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Through The Arched Window - Boy and Girl Versions

As I mentioned on my quick peek at this month's samples, I LOVE the new boy and girl stamps, so I thought I'd start with these cards.

This version, with the boy flying away, was the one I made as a Claritystamp sample. The Boy and Birds stamp fits perfectly in the Clarity Sun Arch stencil and I thought it would make a lovely scene.

I started off by creating the Gelli print using the Brick Wall stencil. I cut out a paper mask using the Sun Arch stencil and placed this on the Gelli plate before I took the print. This gave me a nice clean area to do the stamping on.

I kept the scene simple as I wanted the main focus to be on the boy. He is stamped in black Archival. The stamping on the wall was done in that too, only that was also embossed with clear powder.

I was so pleased with how it turned out that I decided to do another version for my friend Lucy's birthday yesterday. One of the things that brought us together in the first place was our love of our Yellow Labs, so I often make her a card with a Labrador on it.

The previous card inspired me to make this version. I thought that the little girl with the word love in her balloons was perfect to go with the Labrador. We are both a bit bigger but we do love our Labs!

To alter it a bit more I also used some different trees. Which version do you like best? I think you can probably guess which is my fave. 

Stamps Used
Labrador from the Remountable Home Set



  1. Both are beautiful

  2. Lynne these are beautiful! The walls look so realistic! I love the boy and girl stamps too! So good for any occasion really! xx

  3. I love them both, definitely need the boy and girl stamps x

  4. i like boy best as i prefer that stamp. and i see you used same idea as i did on quite a few of my christmas cards xx

  5. Oh Lynne, both of these are fabulous. My favourite has to be the girl loves Labrador...well I do have a Tess.....x

  6. They are both lovely Lynne. Probably prefer the second one although I like the boy stamp best (wish mine would hurry up and come!!) Love the arch idea - it is so effective. xx

  7. Beautiful. Have to go with your choice as a golden retriever owner

  8. I love them both Lynne these stamps are on my list. The arch makes a great window doesn't it then again if it was good enough for playschool !! xxx


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