Clarity Matters Blog Tutorial: Can You Resist A Reverse Technique

Hello hello! Grace here.

I hope this finds you safe, happy and enjoying your Sunday morning!

We are joined today by the incredibly talented Tina Morris. She has kindly put together a step-by-step blog tutorial for us. I’ll hand you right over to our teacher…

Tina Morris


Stencil Card 7″ x 7″ (ACC-CA-30095-77)
or Card Blanks 7″ x 7″ White x20 (ACC-CA-30619-77)
Clarity Low Tack Masking Tape (ACC-AD-31211-XX)
Mini Alcohol Ink Applicator Tools (ACC-MS-30846-XX)
Artistry Ink – Blending Foam Pack (INK-AT-50230-XX)
Linda Williams Xmas Compendium Set 3 – Baubles (Feather) (STA-CH-11752-A6)
Distress Ink Pad – Peacock Feathers (INK-DP-50091-XX)
Our Happy Place – Slow Down With Clarity Quotes Set 3 A5 Sq Stamp Set (STA-WO-11724-A5)
Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black (INK-AR-50030-XX)

Can You Resist A Reverse Technique

Welcome everyone to our Happy Sunday Step-by-Step. This is a simple but effective tutorial. This can be a card or a piece of art framed and positioned where you can enjoy the quote you have chosen. There are a host of them to choose from with the Slowdown Clarity Quote sets. What’s your favourite?

Step 1. Using the Stencil Card (or your card blank folded) and the Clarity Low Tack Masking Tape, tear off 4 pieces of masking tape long enough for each 7 inch sides of your card.

Step 2. Adhere the masking tape carefully, matching this to the edge of the stencil card, making a border and giving you a clean square.

Step 3. Using the Peacock Feathers Distress Ink Pad and the blending tool, ink this up and apply in round circular motions to the aperture. Come in off the edge of the masking tape when re-inking the sponge, or brush if that’s what you prefer to use.  

Completely cover your aperture. 

If it’s patchy that’s perfect. We don’t want to go on too heavy with the blend as we need to stamp with the same colour over the top.

Step 4. Using the feather stamp (from Linda Williams’ Christmas Compendium Set 3 Baubles) ink up your stamp with the Distress ink. I’m using Peacock Feathers, but you can use any colour. Stamp randomly into the aperture made by the low tack tape.

Step 5. Using Your favourite quote, ink up with the black archival ink. If you procrastinate where to position the verse, use Versa Fine/Clair ink as this is slower drying. If you want a really deep black impression and are more comfortable using a stamping press/platform do so, as you can re-ink and go again in the same position.

Step 6. Carefully remove your masking tape.

Step 7. Using a Sharpie Pen, edge the card by digging in and sweeping with one continuous motion down the edge of each of the cards sides.

Step 8. If you like a clean card you can skip this step (first photo below) but I wanted to make this more dreamy looking so I spritzed with water, threw a few splashes at the card and dabbed dry with a tissue, giving it a blotchy effect. This removes the distress ink colour giving the background more depth, which I loved. Your card is now complete!

Thank you for popping by. I hope you enjoyed this simple yet effective technique, which can be used on any sized card with any of your stamps. If you have the new nested embedders, you don’t even need to stick with the larger size cards. I hope to see your makes flooding the Clarity Worldwide Facebook page. Come on, show us your art!

What an amazing card! I just love how striking it is. And pretty easy to achieve. Perfect.

Thank you so much, Tina, for sharing this bloggy tutorial with us. Yet another amazing and easy to follow project that we are sure will encourage and inspire you at home!

Everything that Tina has used in this particular project is available in a shopping list, HERE.

Right, let’s have a look at what’s happening in the week ahead…

Monday 10th June:
In the SHAC with Barbara – 10am Live on Facebook & YouTube
Tuesday 11th June:
Groovi Tuesday with Paul – 10am Live on Facebook & YouTube
Thursday 13th June:
In the SHAC with Barbara – 7pm Live on Facebook & YouTube

See you there!

Travel gently, friends.
Lotsa love, Grace & Glynis xoxo

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

6 thoughts on “Clarity Matters Blog Tutorial: Can You Resist A Reverse Technique

  • 9th June 2024 at 8:35 am

    Thanks Tina for showing us this simple but so effective project that can be done with any stamp, ink & size of card so really there is no excuse for most of us not to have a go. It has been a great 2 days of hints and tips so hopefully I will remember most of them when I get home. Safe journey to everyone travelling home today.
    Thank you Grace for bringing us another Sunday blog, I will be back next weekend to see what you have lined up for us then xx

  • 9th June 2024 at 8:58 am

    Really love this & can’t wait to give it a go as I imagine it would work well with any silhouette stamp as well. Thank you xxx

  • 9th June 2024 at 9:35 am

    So simple, yet so effective. Thank you for sharing.

  • 9th June 2024 at 2:08 pm

    Simple and super effective.

  • 9th June 2024 at 5:44 pm

    I shall have a go at this tomorrow Tina – thank you for bringing us such a simple beautiful card x

  • 9th June 2024 at 9:29 pm

    Great idea! Very adaptable for all sorts of stamps and occasions. Thank you. Great meeting Tina at the Open day and really enjoyed her make and take.


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