Hello hello! Grace here.
I hope this finds you well and enjoying your Sunday.
What a success the Clarity Open Days were… WOOP WOOP! We are all laying on the ground today. I can only imagine that many of you are too. We had such an epic day, didn’t we? Photos of the event will be shared on the blogs when we’ve caught our breath 🙂
But the fun continues…
Today we’re joined by the fantastic Jane Telford (who was also of course at the Open Days and will be horizontal today too I hope!) with another helpful project. I’ll hand you over to the pro!
As a lot of people have joined the Groovi family recently, I thought I would do a card using just the plates from the starter kit. I also thought I would do a card that would be suitable for a man as I know many don’t like making men’s cards, or at least find them more difficult. We need some inspiration! It is Father’s Day soon too.
This is where we are headed…
Deluxe Groovi Plate Starter Kit + Butterfly Wreath A5 SQ Plate (GRO-SK-41709-XX)
Plain Parchment (GRO-AC-40024-XX)
Perga Colours Exclusive (PER-CO-70060-XX)
2 Needle Tool (PER-TO-70037-XX)
Ringlock Scissors (PER-TO-70041-XX)
Northern Lights Designer Paper Pack 8″ X 8″ (ACC-CA-30443-88)
4 White Brads (PER-AC-70269-XX)
7 x 7 Card Blank (ACC-CA-30619-77)
Nested Square Doodle Frame-Its Frames Die Set (ACC-DI-31157-66)
Perga Glue (PER-AC-70133-XX)
Step 1. Put the nested square plate in the plate mate and attach a piece of the parchment to it. Emboss the two outer squares to make a frame.
Step 2. Move the parchment and use the lines on the square plate to create a section within the outer square.
Step 3. Move the parchment again to create another section but without crossing the lines already embossed.
Step 4. Continue to move the parchment to add squares and sections until you have a layout you like. Use the letters on the plate mate to add the name/word you want then surround it with another section.
Step 5. Use the mountains plate, the trees plate and elements off the plate mate to add details to some of the sections.
Step 6. Make the small squares within the frame using the lines on the nested squares plate.
Step 7. Emboss white work within the leaves and small areas, and halfway up the letters. Your design should look something like this.
Step 8. Pick a piece of designer paper. I went bright and bold with paper from the Northern lights Pad. I then chose pen colours that matched.
Step 9. Colour the design on the reverse using your chosen colours.
Step 10. Use a two-needle tool to perforate in some of the smaller sections on the design and around the edge.
If you don’t want to picot cut leave this out and simply cut around the frame with straight scissors or a paper trimmer.
Step 11. If you have perforated then use scissors or snips to picot cut out the inner sections and around the outside of the frame.
Step 12. Cut the paper you have chosen to measure 14½cm². Attach the parchment to it using brads and adhere to a 7 x 7 card blank.
Step 13. Add the largest doodle frame around the edge of the paper using small dots of Perga glue to stick it. And you’re all done!
THANK YOU, JANE! That’s a beautiful card. I absolutely love the colour and the composition. I’m pretty inspired by this myself. What a fantastic idea to create sections to fill… For men’s cards particularly, I think that’s a smart way to go.
In fact, I really like the layout stamps for that very reason! Here, Jane has been clever and created her own layout using the lines from Groovi plates. But we do have a stamp collection for exactly this! They’re wonderful for all cards, but especially men’s cards! Then all you have to do is fill the sections with bits and pieces, and boom, you can see how effectively Jane did it.
Check out the Clarity Layout products HERE.
Everything Jayne has used is over on the Clarity website HERE
What’s happening at Clarity Towers this week:
Monday, June 13th: SHAC Shack with Barb – Live at 10am on Facebook & YouTube
Tuesday, June 14th: Groovi Tuesday with Paul – Live at 10am on Facebook & YouTube
Thursday, June 16th: SHAC Shack with Barb – Live at 10am on Facebook & YouTube
Saturday, June 18th: Get Groovi with Clarity with Tina Cox on 2pm on Craft Extra and 5pm on Create and Craft Live
Right, I’m off to enjoy the rest of the weekend. I hope you’re doing the same. A couple more days and I’m off back to Brooklyn.
Travel gently, friends.
Lotsa love, Grace & Jane xoxo
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