Little treasures – card making with air drying clay

Hi everyone

Happy New Year!!!

Thank you everyone for your good wishes over the passed few days.
I hope you are all enjoying the festivities and having fun.

Today I would like to share two cards that I made with embellishments made from air drying clay.

For these two cards I wanted to keep the style of card very simple.

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I rolled out a small amount of clay.

I inked up my stamp with VersaMark ink and stamped into the clay.
Tip: Deeply etched stamps give better results.

I used scissors to cut out the section of the stamped clay I wanted and left it over night to dry.
Tip: To smooth edges, dip your fingers in a little water and just gently rub and smooth out the surface of the sides. You need to do this immediately after you cut the piece out or before it starts to dry.

I painted the piece with black craft paint and left it to dry.

I then rubbed over the whole piece with gold relief paste.Β  Gold wax should work equally as well.

I made up the cards as seen, attaching the clay pieces to my card using hot glue.

Due to the weight of the clay embellishment, it is best to use 300 – 350 gram card stock for your base card.

Chocolate Baroque Stamp used:Β  Klimt Panel.

Thank you for looking.

Have a wonderfully crafty 2015!

Florence x

13 comments

  1. Thank you everyone for your kind words and New Years good wishes. It is always lovely to hear from you but extra special this time of year.
    Crafty hugs,
    Florence xx

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  2. These look so gorgous! And I will love to try something like that, so thanks for the inspiration!
    Wish you a fun and delicous 2015 with lots of beautiful and creative moments!
    Thank you for all your inspiration and hope to find more this new year! Hugs, Gerrina

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  3. Yo Flo! Love the cards – I like the fact that they are different and unusual, I think whoever receives them would want to make the clay into a pin to wear they are that lovely. Have a great 2015 as well – keep being creative!! Cxxxx

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  4. Hi Flo, your clay embellishments are gorgeous. Thanks for the ‘how to’ steps. I ‘need’ to find some of that clay πŸ™‚ Happy New Year, Shirleyxx

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  5. Happy New Year Florence. These are gorgeous and really loving the design.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  6. P.S. I used to work similarly with polymer clay, that is with the stamps, paints and powders. I think I would like to try these with paper clay – for a lighter weight, and I’ve been wanting to experiment with paper clay for some time now.

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  7. Most pretty, Florence…and your shadow box, too – delightful. May your new year be filled with happiness, good health, and prosperity.

    Joyful wishes,
    Marianne xo

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