Monday, 3 June 2013

All that Jazz!

Back in Norfolk now, the sun is blazing!  I had a lovely time in Switzerland with my sister and her family, despite living in a cloud!  Norfolk seems very flat by comparison.

This is another card using the 'All that Jazz' set from Clarity. This time I used the Jazz Man stamp  This is also another one which sounds really easy, but it took me lots of goes and quite a lot of swearing to get this just right!

I stamped the first image, masked him, stamped the second image, masked him, then stamped the third image - sounds easy, what could possibly go wrong??  How long have you got??
Not necessarily in the order in which they happened:
I got the positioning wrong (several times, in different ways!)
The mask got so wet with ink that the arm of the man which was supposed to be behind started to show through the man in front, so it looked like he had got a hand through his chest!
I smudged one of the images
I got ink marks on the card
but eventually I got there!  and I am really pleased with the result.  I stamped the words in place using the letterbox set (didn't even think about trying to line them up, so went for  jaunty positioning)
I inked round the edges in old paper distress ink, archival sepia and black
I ran a brown fine line pen round the edge, using a ruler
matted on to card and the music score paper from Clarity (I inked round the edge of this too!)
Ta Dah!  If at first you don't succeed....just remember it is only a bit of card, chuck it out and have another go, and another go, and another go.....!
Hope you like it after all that
Happy Crafting
Janet xx


  1. Really nice card! Glad you enjoyed your stay! x

    1. Thank you x I always enjoy my stays with you xx

  2. I like this one Janet - and full marks for persevering! glad you enjoyed your holiday

    1. Thank you Veronica - it was touch and go but I really liked the idea of positioning them like that

  3. Fantastic card Janet, well worth the perseverance :-)

  4. wow - what dedication. Another brilliant card.
    Glad you had a lovely time

  5. I relate to all of the "oh gosh" moments you had making this card so well Janet! We all have them frequently eh... It was well worth the effort though and I wouldn't have thought of using the aged colour scheme, excellent! xx


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