Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Just about Anything Goes( as long as it's clarity!)

Well good afternoon to you and sorry I am a bit late posting this did get in the way today! I also cannot believe how quickly that month of June has'll be Christmas before we know it!
Anyway A new month and that means a new Challenge over at the Clarity Challenge blog and this month Anything Goes as long as it is clarity stamps.

Remember that you are only to use clarity stamps to make a project, and for those of you who are not keen on stamping there are now lots of Clarity stencils for you to use too! And it is worth giving it a go as we will pick a winner randomly and that person will receive a voucher worth £50 to spend at Clarity stamps. 

Well done to the winner form the last challenge which will be announced in the next couple of days along with the top five chosen by the design gets harder and harder each month!

For my card I decided to do a bit of pattern building and not using the inkadinkado wheel or cog!!!
And I decided to try and do a tutorial for you in pictures...I am terrible at remembering to photograph each stage but think I managed to cover it with this one.
So...  here goes

These are the things I used. The card is a piece of A4 Theuva card.

I stamped the corner in black archival turning the card as I went.

Then I stamped the sentiment in the middle

I then went round the outside of the shape. 

I then trimmed around it.

I then used butterscotch ink and brushed in a circular movement leaving the centre and the outside white.

I then brushed the corners with the blue but overlapped the yellow slightly. 

Without adding more ink I then brushed the corners again through some sequin waste

I then matted this on to silver then put it to one side to create teh background

  Using an 8 x 8 card blank I wanted to create a background using the words from the journalling set and the squares

Here are the stamps I used

I brushed over the stamped images randomly with yellow and blue ink then added the topper I had created earlier to the card in the centre of this background.

And here is the finished card

I hope you like it and feel that you could have a go at the challenge. For more inspiraation pop over to the challenge blog and see the fab projects the rest of the team have done. There are links to their blogs on there.

Then its over to you!
Anything Goes (as long as it's Clarity!!!)

Happy Crafting



  1. Gorgeous card and love the background you have created.
    Linda xxx

  2. Beautiful and a damn fantastic step by step - thats the teacher in you coming out - please do more of them Jane xx

  3. Great card Jane and I'm loving picture tutorials x

  4. Love the step by step tutorial and the photos. Fab card Jane x

  5. Thanks Jane that's a really useful tutorial! And great card too! X

  6. Jane, a beautiful card , I love the colours you have used too. Well done remebering piccies xx

  7. lovely pattern building there Jane. striking. and the 2 colours used work so well together xx

  8. Great card design Jane, and colour choice...I think this is going to be another brilliant Challenge...I do love to see what everyone comes up with...hugs...x

  9. Fantastic Jane! I love your pattern building, and the colours are perfect! Love it hun xxx

  10. Hi Jane, a lovely card with great pattern building. Thanks for sharing how you did it. x