Sunday, 14 October 2018

Moonlit Bird

Morning Friends and Crafters, I really enjoyed making this card. Blending with Distress inks is such a relaxing process and can give such a dramatic look. Here I have used the Clarity 'Little Bird' stencil that Barbara launched on the 7th October, the shows should still be available on "Rewind" via the Hochanda Website, for more inspiration. I've included a full tutorial on my blog for you, with additional photos.

You will need:
Clarity 'A Little Bird' Stencil
Clarity Garden Birds Stamp & Mask Set
Clarity Moon Mask
Scrap Paper
Washi or Masking Tape
Alcohol Markers
Black Card
White Stamping Card
Black Fine Liner (Copic and Waterproof)
Black Soot Distress Ink Pad
Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink Pad
Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink Pad
Versafine Black Ink

Step 1: Stamp the largest of the garden birds using the Versafine Ink Pad. Cover the bird with the mask which come included with that stamp set. If you don't have one, don't worry you can make one from copier paper.

Step 2: Position your stencil and secure in place with Washi or Masking tape. Also cover the rest of the card with scrap paper to protect it. Add the largest of the Clarity Moon Masks (See Photo).

Step 3: Using the Distress inks, blend your colours, keeping your project lightest around the moon. Use the Black Soot sparingly at the end just around the edges to add more depth to the colour. Remove the moon mask. With a pencil, lightly draw around the stencil, to add the detail that was behind the moon. You could go straight in with your marker if you are confident to do it that way.

Step 4: Remove the stencil and masks.

Step 5: Colour the bird with your alcohol markers, Fill in the moon silhouette with a black marker. Trim your topper to size. Take a ruler and fine liner and draw a frame around the topper.

Step 6: Layer onto black card before mounting onto a white card base.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope you have enjoyed the Tutorial along with the finished card. I hope you will come back very soon to see what else I have to share with you. The next couple of months are going to be very exciting. For now take care and Happy 


  1. Stunning card love the use of distress ink!

    1. Thank you Carol, I really love the Distress Inks. I find it so relaxing blending them.xx

  2. Beautiful card and very dramatic.
    Thank you for sharing Nicola x