Thursday, 7 April 2011

Ray of Sunshine

It's another beautiful sunny day, here in London and I hope you're all enjoying the sunshine, wherever you are. It feels so good after such a long winter to throw open the windows and finally let some warm air into the house. At the moment, I'm at the dining room table, papers spread all over it working on some new and exciting projects, music is playing and there's a cool breeze blowing through the room...I'm in my element. And it makes up for yesterday, when I spent two hours waiting for my appointment in a stuffy waiting room at my GP's. Oooh, I was so, when it came to my turn, I was only in there 2 minutes just to be told I needed an iron supplement!

Anyway, enough about's day four of my Clarity shares...I hope you like them!

Once again with both of these cards, I wanted to try out some different shaped card blanks and I thought the twisted easel card worked really well on the images that I was using. There was such great detail in the image of the Dandelion fairy stamp that I wanted to keep it simple, to capture the look of a detailed etching but it also needed some colour and to inject that colour into the card, I added some matts of blue and green which really made the image, pop! The embossed background is achieved using one of Tim's embossing folders and some Centura pearl cardstock. I stamped the sentiment onto a die cut label, which I had coloured using my "Big and Juicy squidging method".
For this card, as with the previous card, the image of the cat had such fine detail, that I wanted to keep it simple, So, once again, I stamped the image using a brown Memento ink pad, onto plain cardstock but this time I die cut a frame, to use around it. I then mounted the image onto an embossed background and chose these pretty papers as the backing. I stamped the sentiment separately and adhered this to the elongated back section.

So, tomorrow will be the final share and I think I saved the best, in my opinion, until last!!
See you all tomorrow and hope you all enjoy the rest of the day!
Love Emma

For Lisa: To make my paper roses, I usually use either the Tattered Florals die from Tim Holtz or the Grungeflower die from Paperartsy and then run them through a die cutting machine. I then just build each layer up, shaping the petals as I go. I hope this helps and maybe, if I get some spare this space and I might see if I can do a tutorial!


  1. oh what a fitting card for such a lovely day! the first one, that is! ;p

    I LOVE the embossing and design of the first card so much! the rays of sunshine and the twisted easel works so well! I like the matting and backing paper of the second card...really showcases the stamps brilliantly!

    can't wait for the final batch of goodies tomorrow! :D <333

  2. Two beautiful cards! I agree that keeping the colouring simple really lets the beauty of the image shine through! Jo x

  3. Really love these - so elegant and so beautiful. Can't wait to see what you've left 'til last - how can you possibly beat what you've already shown us this week.

    Love Lynda xxx

  4. Two really elegant cards, and as you say, the image says it all.
    Look forward to tomorrows share!

  5. Hi Emma
    Thanks so much for the rose tips. I shall give the tattered florals a go.
    Another two beautiful cards. I love the twisted easel, yet another thing I keep meaning to try. The Dandelion Fairy is a gorgeous stamp and I agree it doesn't need much to make it look good. The sun ray embossing works brilliantly. Your cards are always so fresh and crisp. I love your style.
    Hugs Lisax


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Emma ~xx

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