Tuesday, 19 November 2013

The Weather Vane Set

Good evening all and how is your week going? I believe it's going to get colder....oh no....I do hate to be cold....but I suppose we've done well with the weather so far.....
Now I suddenly realise today that I had a few cards from the last Clarity shows to share with you...
So today,  it will be this one using the Weather Vane of my favourite makes from the shows....and I think it went down well with the presenters too (mind you next time...I will make the turning mechanism larger!!!! It is always good to learn...) 

I started with the idea, but then it did take a while to work out measurements and placements...
I used a piece of Theuva card 13cm x 13cm and make the roof tops with the Clarity mask and Eggplant Adirondack ink.
The weather vane was stamped in black Archival ink so I got a nice dark solid image.
Using a sun post it, a cloud mask and a sponge, I created the sky..Cloudy blue Adirondack ink for the sky and Distress inks, Mustard seed and Spiced Marmalade for the sun.
I carefully cut a square where the top of the weather vane was.....and then stamped the sentiment and swallows.

I cut a circle in Theuva card and pin pointed the centre lining both pieces of card and keeping the centres together with the circle underneath  I could work out where to stamp the remaining tops to the weather vane....(these were on the circle of card at apx 45 degrees to each other) 
I then carefully drew in pencil where the sun would be with each image....separated the two pieces of card and sponged the sky and sun on each new image...

I then cut a small semicircle out of the right hand side of the square topper...this was to give space for the turning mechanism...(as I mentioned in hind sight this would have been better ...a little larger) 
I used a black brad to join the two pieces together and then 2 layers of foam pads to attach the topper to a black piece of card...
Checking that the circle had room to turn.

I added some finishing touches and some highlights with a white gel pen.
This is such a versatile set of stamps and would be so good for male cards...especially the fish and the ship....
Thanks for looking in today....and as always I love to read your comments...oh, and so does my Mum....
I will try and get round your blogs too and leave some love.....oh and don't forget about Barbara's is such a good read....and yes, she posts every day....not like the rest of us....good job I don't try and keep up!!!!!!! 

Crafty hugs,
Jo. X 


  1. This is lovely Jo and very inventive and clever!!! Hugs xxx

  2. Very clever idea, Jo - it was great to see it on TV xx

  3. this is such a great design jo. i love this idea xx

  4. It was extraordinary and it worked. Not exactly as you intended, but again it worked. Thanks you for sharing all the details of this lovely piece so other crafters can try this idea.

  5. Hi Jo, I hate the cold too! I saw the show where this card was shown and it is absolutely stunning and such a clever idea too.

    Linda xxx

  6. Very clever, such a, fab card x

  7. lovely card Jo and very clever xx

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    1. Lovely card Jo what a lot of work involved xx

  9. This is beautiful what a fabulous background you created, so atmospheric xx

  10. I love this card Jo. Such a clever idea. I've got a couple of files to cut these on my Cameo but I've not got around to having a go yet. x

  11. I really love this card Jo ... it's amazing! You are one very clever lady :)
    Chrissie x