Clarity’s Matters Blog Tutorial: Combining Stamps & Stencils

Hello hello! Grace here.

I hope this finds you safe, happy and feeling creative on your Sunday.

We are joined this weekend by the super-talented Sonia Goodliff. She has prepared an inky step-by-step for us! I’ll hand you right over to Sonia…

You are my Sunshine Blog

Sonia Goodliff


KISS By Clarity – Tina’s Flowers Doodles Stamp & Stencil Collection (STA FL 11483-A5)
Tina’s Happy Birthday A6 Stamp Set (STA-FL-11473-A6)
KISS Ring of Stencils – Set 1 (STE-PA-00906-XX)
Indian Summer Designer Paper (ACC-CA-30524-88)
Indian Summer Companion Paper (ACC-CA-31338-88)
Distress Oxide Ink Pad – Pine Needles (INK-DO-50466-XX)
Distress Oxide Ink Pad – Fossilized Amber (INK-DO-50409-XX)
Black Archival Ink Pad (INK-AR-50030-XX)
Shadow Grey Ink Pad (INK-AR-50500-XX)
PolyChromo Pencils (ACC-PE-30797-XX)
Perga Colours Pens (PER-CO-70060-XX)
6×6 Card Blank (ACC-CA-30618-66)


Step 1. Cut mats and layers. First, cut the cream card to 3.5 x 3.5 inches, then cut the companion paper to 4 x 4 inches. Lastly, cut the designer paper to 5.75 x 5.75 inches.

Step 2. Stamp the round sentiment (in black) in the corner of the cream card.

Step 3. Stencil the green oxide diagonally and the yellow horizontally in the bottom left corner (with the sentiment top right).

Step 4. Use a round mask to create a halo around the sun with the yellow oxide, then draw lines and dots for the sun’s rays.

Step 5. Stamp the floral image in the bottom left corner several times in grey ink. Colour with your yellow pen and add orange and red as shown. 

Step 6. Add white to the centre of the flowers. Add a few black dots to fill the gaps.

Step 7. Edge the card with a black pen and assemble the mats and layers using foam tape on the topper to raise it to give interest.

And you’re all done!

Wow! What a gorgeous inky project. So bright and happy!
Thank you, Sonia, for sharing your tips and tricks with us.

As ever, if you fancy giving this project a go yourself, please share it on Clarity Worldwide. Or email it to me directly!

Everything that Sonia has used can be found on the Clarity website HERE

Don’t forget that the Gray Friday sale is still on and you may find some of the items that Sonia has used are included!

Looking at the week ahead

Monday 28th Nov:
SHAC Shack with Barbara – 10am Live on Facebook and YouTube
Tuesday 29th Nov:
Groovi Tuesday with Paul – 10am Live on Facebook and YouTube
Thursday 1st Dec:
SHAC Shack with Barbara – 10am Live on Facebook and YouTube

Travel gently, friends.

Lotsa love, Grace & Sonia xoxo

Clarity – The Home of Art, Craft, and Well-Being.

13 thoughts on “Clarity’s Matters Blog Tutorial: Combining Stamps & Stencils

  • 27th November 2022 at 8:37 am

    What a lovely project Sonia has made. I will give it a try today. Thanks Grace and Sonia.

    • 27th November 2022 at 3:26 pm

      What a great project for a grey Sunday!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  • 27th November 2022 at 8:50 am

    That’s a lovely, very achievable project. Thank you for sharing it. xxx

  • 27th November 2022 at 9:03 am

    Such a bright beautiful project to complete on a lazy Sunday afternoon. I dont have the same stamps but I will have a look in my stash and see what I can use instead. Thanks Grace and Sonia for the tips and tricks.xx

  • 27th November 2022 at 10:06 am

    Just love how simple and effective the sun technique is, going to try to remember how to do that! 😊

  • 27th November 2022 at 10:11 am

    Another great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

  • 27th November 2022 at 10:24 am

    Another lovely inky project to try, thanks Sonia for sharing your artwork with us. It’s amazing how different the doodle flowers look when stamped off the page. I need to finish my Christmas cards etc & then I can clear my desk & have ago at all 3 inky projects that have been shared on here. Just realised there is only 4 weeks until Christmas – need to get organised!!
    Have a good week everyone, may see some of you in the SHAC – I have my Kraft card ready for tomorrow x

  • 27th November 2022 at 10:54 am

    Wow gorgeous thanks Sonia for sharing , will have a go at this one

  • 27th November 2022 at 11:09 am

    A great, happy and bright project. Thank you for sharing x

  • 27th November 2022 at 1:41 pm

    Love the project. Wonder if it would look good embedded. I have just watched Barbs lesson on embedding and am fascinated. I have ordered stencil paper to try embedding and I think this might be a first project. Love it. So spring like. Nice to have when we are headed for the “white world” for a couple of months. (Canada )

  • 27th November 2022 at 1:54 pm

    Lovely card, thanks for sharing. x

  • 27th November 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Congratulations on your first Clarity Matters Blog Tutorial, Sonia. Very bright and beautiful xx

  • 27th November 2022 at 10:13 pm

    Wonderful tutorial Sonia – thank you for sharing it with us


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