Wednesday, 5 March 2014

A Clarity Challenge Two-Fer

Evening All
What a lovely day we have had here, chilly but bright. I even managed to go out without my winter coat which was a bonus.
I mentioned that I was going to try and check out a couple of challenges. Well I have managed to make a card for the latest challenge at Clarity where the theme is Flower Power, use flower stamps and a nice verse.
 I love this Poppy stamp, it has to be one of my favourite Clarity floral stamps

I created a border around the edge of the panel using the smaller solid  poppies that goes with the larger stamp.
Of course it just screamed paper piecing and so I picked some papers from my stash.
The beauty of stamping the image on different pieces of background paper is that with careful cutting out you can end up with enough bits for more than one card, a Two-Fer, two cards for the price of one.
So this is the second card that I made with the left overs.
The leafy background is created using a large embossing folder and Pumice Stone Distress Ink.
I gave the paper pieces a little dimension and attached them using silicon glue.
I confess that the sentiment on this second card isn't by Clarity, but as I have managed to use up a few more pieces from my 'Bits Box' I hope that I will be forgiven.
Why not check out the challenge yourself, and Barbara's daily blog is always good for a laugh and some fabulous inspiration.
Hugs Kimx


  1. How lovely these stamps look using paper piecing! Both backgrounds are stunning too. Don't you just love a Two-fer?? Such a bonus.
    Thanks for entering your lovely cards into the Clarity Challenge and good luck x

  2. This is gorgeous,fabulous image and

  3. Gorgeous cards Kim and the paper piecing is perfect :)

  4. This is beautiful. Lots of patience, love paper piecing and another great way of using your stamps. Lovely and so effective. Good luck.

  5. Gorgeous card lovely colour choicescand great paper piecing. Thanks for entering and good luck

  6. Lots of beautiful work here... I love it Kim xx. Good luck in the Clarity Challenge x


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