Hello, it is ‘The Making Lady’ from the North East of Scotland again. What is the saying ‘Out of the mouths of babes?’ I write to explain as this particular nickname (yes, there are more) was coined in my old school. When I was helping with Art and Craft lessons, often running into several days each week, one five year old – on seeing the cleared art tables – was overheard saying ‘Oh good! The Making Lady is here today again!
The card in the photos was made using one of the recent Clarity Stamps launches – Poetry Stamps – and this one in particular is Sunbeam Moonbeam and very beautiful it is too. I particularly like that the frame, ducks, sun/moon and poem are all separate stamps. Marvellous! The choice of placing each is yours!  . . . . . And why I chose an acetate card blank, just to frame the ducks in all their splendour without the addition of word or sentiment.
Best wishes and happy stamping!
Shelagh Metselaar
‘The Making Lady’


Clarity Products
From Stash
  • Acetate – folded into card blank
  • Self-adhesive Gems
  • Green Alcohol Marker
  • Narrow red liner tape
  1. Stamp frame image onto Shenandoah Designer Paper using black ink pad. Stamp sun/moon and ducks to suit.
  2. Colour images and add grass with Polychromos. Add shadows around sun/moon similarly.
  3. Colour frame. Trim to leave an even border.
  4. Edge with green marker pen. Layer onto another piece of Shenandoah Designer Paper and trim to leave a narrow border. Attach centrally onto inside of acetate card blank.
  5. Stamp frame onto Shenandoah Designer Paper. Trim centre out to leave frame only. Attach to front of acetate card blank, matching up exactly with interior image. (Narrow red liner tape was used here.)
  6. Trim Shenandoah Designer Paper to fit on the back of the card, leaving a narrow border.
  7. Stamp verse onto Shenandoah remnant, trim and double mount. Glue in place to reverse of card.
  8. Decorate with gems.

Leave a Reply