Austrian Memories

I love Austria, the peace, the clean streets, the invigorating air, the mountains, what is there not to love?  So when the Clarity New Design Club stamp arrived earlier this month and it was an Edelweiss it immediately sparked fond memories of past visits there.  So in homage to Austria here is my Edelweiss card.

Materials used:
Clarity Design Club Edelweiss stamp
Clarity Leafy Swirl stencil
Theuva card
Black card
Adirondack inks: Cloudy Blue, Lettuce
clear embossing powder
embossing pen
Spectrum Noir pens

Firstly I made a 15cm square easel card base with Theuva card and a separate square for the panel.

Single flower

Single flower

I then stamped the Edelweiss onto left over bits of Theuva card; 1 single flower, 2 stem to stem and 2 flower heads only.

Stem to stem flowers

Stem to stem flowers with added flower heads






I printed the Edelweiss song words onto the panel before laying the leafy swirl stencil on and brushing cloudy blue ink through.                         

Detail of stencilled background.

Detail of stencilled background






I used Spectrum Noir pens to colour the stem, leaves and centres of the flowers before embossing the petals with clear embossing powder. I then brushed on some lettuce and cloudy blue ink to give a hint of grass and sky.

I cut the single flower and the stem to stem flowers into panels then matted them and the card panel onto black card.

Inside the card blank I used the leafy swirl stencil and cloudy blue ink to match the front panel.

I then used 3D foam pads to attach the flower panels to the card. I cut out the separate flower heads and stuck them to the flower panel inside the card.

The finished card

The finished card


The  Clarity  challenge this month is Flower Power so I think I will head over there and enter this one.  Nothing ventured nothing gained.

Thank you for visiting, come again soon.  Take care.


I would like to enter this card into the Clarity Challenge


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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3 Responses to Austrian Memories

  1. Amanda Branston says:

    Pippa, I’m in full agreement… Austria is a beautiful country. Beautiful card and I really love the way you have used extra flower heads. Thank you for entering your card and best of luck in the Clarity Challenge! X

  2. Linda Page says:

    Pippa such a pretty card, thanks for entering and good luck xx

  3. Yvonne says:

    Beautiful words and flowers. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge and Good Luck xx

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