Thought I would share a new stamp with you. I drew it last week, and the finished effort - one super, large Claritystamp - landed on my table today. So I had to try it out, and I have to say, it is absolutely delightful! So much so, that I decided to showcase it here, on Thursday the Blue Blog day.
The new Clarity Garden Heart:
Why the blue? Our stamps are indexed with blue.
Always have been.
There's a perfectly logical reason for this. Nay! There are three!
Firstly, it's a great quality control method.
If there is an imperfection on the clear stamp, it is difficult to detect, it being see-through and all that.
As soon as we index it, we can see the details. Now although we seldom make a dodgy stamp, this is our way of keeping them in the building!
Secondly, although we have developed a way of handmaking the stamps without having to handcut them all, there are still some images which are handcut.
We need the blue indexing to see what we are cutting!
Let's take a closer look....
Thirdly, it helps you see what the image looks like, too. Once you get it home, you can wipe the indexing off easily with nail varnish remover or by rubbing well with a baby-wipe, but with Claritystamps, it's all in the detail.
Shall we get in a little closer?
So now we have established why they're blue, let's enjoy the artwork. I am very happy with the way this heart came out. I was worried it might be too busy, but it really does stamp up well.
I used a new Archival inkpad here, called Cornflower Blue.
It is lovely second generation inked, too.
In other words, blot it first before you stamp it!
There is a darker Archival blue called Cobalt, but it yields a very different blue at any generation.
Anyway, I do hope you like the artwork. When I get a sec, I shall turn it into a nice card. Bit busy just now, getting ready for TV this weekend. Hope you can join me.
Just had a thought. Wonder if it would shrink well....
Have a great day!