Today Little Claire are launching their October Stamp Challenge and the theme is "Favourite Little Claire Stamp". I have to say that I do have stamps which I go back to time and again and I suppose they are favourites but I think that my favourite stamp is the last one I bought or the one I used on the last card I made. This is the card I made as part of the Little Claire design team and I got this lovely little stamp last week at the GNPE in Harrogate, I love the fact that it comes as 4 individual stamps.
If you have a favourite Little Claire stamp then why not make something gorgeous with it, send a photo of it into the competition and you could win these lovely goodies.......
£10.00 Voucher to spend on LC Website
what you will need:
black Versa Fine ink pad
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Wild Honey, Fired Brick, Ripe Persimmon
fancy square dies 3 1/2" & 4"
die cutting machine
6 " x 6" white base card
Do Crafts Garden Party paper pad
paper flower template from Pinterest
white card to stamp onto
yellow paper scraps
colouring in implements of your choice
1 1/4" cream lace
1/4" yellow satin ribbon
Tonic small flower boot punch
small dragonfly punch
small hole punch
Cut a square from the white card using your fancy square 3 1/2" die (I have had my die many years and the packaging has long since gone so I do not know what make it is but I have seen that X Cut do a very similar die).
Stamp the Little Claire "Lets do Lunch"image onto the die cut square using the black Versa Fine ink pad (I used the flowers on the tree and the Tulips more than once to build the picture and fill in the space).
Colour the image in.
Cut a square from the green paper using the 4" die.
Mat and layer the image onto the green paper.
Cut the orange paper to mat and layer onto the 6" x 6" base card but do not stick it down.
Cut the green paper with small daisies from the Do Crafts Garden Party paper pad to mat and layer onto the orange paper and stick onto the orange paper.
Using the Garden Party paper which is white with large flowers on it cut to 11.5cm x 11.5cm.
Mat and layer the paper onto the orange paper.
Stick the papers at a jaunty angle onto the green daisy paper.
Cut the 1 1/4" cream lace ribbon so that it is long enough to secure around the back of the papers.
Cut the 1/4"yellow satin ribbon to the same length as the lace ribbon.
Stick the lace to the card about 2" up from the bottom of the papers at its middle and wrap the ends of the lace around the back of the papers and secure with tape.
Place the yellow satin ribbon over the lace and secure the ends of the ribbon around the back of the papers.
Mat and layer the topper and papers onto the 6" x 6" white base card.
I downloaded a free paper flower pattern from Pinterest and re sized the flowers on my computer and then cut the templates out and traced them onto the Do Crafts Garden Party red spotty paper but if you cant find a template or don't like using Pinterest you could always use flower dies or shop bought flower embellishments. The largest flower is 3.6cm, the next flower is 3cm and the last flower is 2.2cm. You will need 1 x large flower, 2 x middle flowers and 1 x small flower.
Cut the flowers out and tint the edges of the petals using Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink and Cut n Dry foam to apply, bevel the petals.
Using the Tonic small flower boot punch and the yellow paper scraps punch out 4 flowers.
Stick the yellow flowers to the centre of the Garden Party dotty flowers.
Punch out 4 green dots using the small hole punch and stick a dot at the centre of each flower.
Stick the flowers onto the card.
Using the Tonic small flower boot punch and the Do Crafts Garden Party dotty paper punch out 4 flowers and 2 flowers from the yellow paper.
Punch out 4 dots from the yellow paper using the small hole punch.
Stick a yellow dot at the centre of each of the red dotty boot punch flowers.
Punch 2 dots from the green paper using the small hole punch.
Stick a green dot at the centre of the yellow boot punch flowers.
Stick the boot punch flowers onto the card.
Using the Little Claire Rebecca's Really Useful Female Sentiments Stamp Set select the birdie flower stamp and the sentiment of your choice and stamp onto white card using the black Versa Fine ink pad.
Cut the sentiment out.
Tint the edges of the sentiment using the Time Holtz Distress Inks Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon and Fired Brick and applied using Cut n Dry foam.
Stick the sentiment onto the card.
Punch out 2 dragonflies from the orange paper and stick onto the card.