Welcome to my mid-month Claritystamp Challenge sample for All About the Words.

This time I’ve kept it quite simple.

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I love this saying from Maya Angelou and thought it would be most appropriate for April with its showers.

(Apologies for the lighting on the following photos)

I first dusted the cut down stencil card with talcum powder and then stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx ink. This was covered with clear embossing powder and then heat set. Using the Clarity Cloud mask I started adding clouds using cloudy sky Distress Ink.

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Keep adding clouds, avoiding the rainbow and cloud in the sentiment.

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Once complete I used a rainbow of Promarkers to colour the words and rainbow. I always call to mind this mnemonic to remember the order of the colours – Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and Violet. I learnt that in primary school and have never forgotten it. Well it was only a few years ago :-). I edged the card using a blue Sharpie pen.

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I then added the card to a sheet of Barbara’s paper from the New England Fall pad. Blue twine was added to the right of the card. Then as every rainbow has a pot of gold at it’s end the paper was added to gold mirri card, before being adhered to a base card.

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I hope you like my card and if you haven’t joined in with the challenge yet I hope you will think about giving it a go.


Stamps: Try to be a Rainbow
Other: Clarity cloud mask, backing papers; Versafine Onyx Black; Clear embossing powder; Promarkers; make-up sponge; twine; gold mirri card