52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Thursday 31 August 2023

Clarity Stamps "Leafy Swirl" Stencilled Birthday Card


For some reason I couldn't sleep, so was up 4am and decided to craft. I've used four Clarity stencils and two of their stamp sets for this card.

I started by masking of the vertical and horizontal edges of the right hand side of the card using a low tack masking tape.  I used "Sunflower" Archival ink through three of the rectangles in the Clarity "Abstract Squares" stencil.

I then used "Tea Rose" Archival Ink through the striped section of the Clarity "Birds Decorative Panel" stencil in two different directions over the yellow rectangles.

Next I used "Shadow Grey" Archival Ink through the Clarity "Zig Zag" stencil fading the colour out towards the left hand side of the card.

I used two shades of Ranger Archival Inks (Cornflower first and then Vivid Chartreuse) through the Clarity "Abstract Droplets" stencil, again fading the colour out towards the left hand side of the card.

I stamped the Clarity "Leafy Swirl" and the "Entwined Sentiment" using Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink.

Finally, adding a few finishing touches, by using a gold shimmer gel pen to go around the edges of the droplets and adding some white "Enamel Accents" to break up the colour a little.


  1. Gorgeous colours in the stencilled background and a wonderful floral stamp Sam

  2. I do love the look of the four stencils you used and the combination of colours look great, and the pretty dark blue swirl and sentiment to finish it, and the masked off edge on the right works well where you have used the vertical and horizontal stencilling...a wonderful design idea and a brilliantly thought out total look. x