Sunday, 2 August 2015

Get into the "Groovi" with Claritystamp

Hi All
Barbara Gray is having a very "Groovi-week" on both her blog & the Claritystamp website from 1st to 7th August, so the Design Team are all joining in the fun to give you some inspirational ideas.
I thought it would be a good idea to make a card using a piece which was one of my first creations. 
Firstly let me tell you I am by no means a "parchment expert" and this was a "trial & error" piece as you'll see.  I've never, ever done parchment work before, but now I'm hooked as the Groovi system makes it so simple!
I had fun getting in the Groovi making my butterfly & flower design, then I thought, "I wonder what it would look like if I sprayed the reverse side of the parchment with Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Ink Spray Mist?"
Mmmmm, I found out it wasn't one of my best idea's as the parchment buckled when it got damp.......All was not lost though...........Look at the finished article!  Not too bad.....?

It started out as an 8" x 6" piece of parchment which comes with the Clarity Groovi Plate Starter Kit (on special offer at the moment
 As it was a little wrinkly looking.........I cut it down from it's original size to 5" x 4" and just used the piece which had all the work on it.

I was much happier with that and now it looked far smoother and a lot flatter, but still a little crinkly (bit like me!). 
I added a few more flowers within the circle frame and coloured the butterfly and flowers in on the reverse using Spectrum Noir Colouring Pencils (
I punched corners (the same as you would for photos) in a white piece of card and mounted the parchment securing it on the reverse at each corner using a small piece of Cellotape.
To finish the card, I mounted this on a piece of purple card slightly larger than the parchment, then mounted that onto a C5 scalloped white card, which I'd stamped around the edge with second generation ink using the foliage stamp from
Finally, I added a few little white hearts which were the innies from a punch I'd used for another project......And that's it folks - simples!

The Groovi system is a brilliant piece of kit for novices and experts alike - If I can do it, anyone can!  I also know that some of the parchment experts on the Design Team love this too, so go check it out.
You can find the Starter Kit and all the accompanying Groovi plates by following this link: - There's a fab freebie plate too at the moment if you spend over £40.....But hurry - you've only got until 7th August to get the beautiful freebie!!!
Happy Sunday everyone, whatever you may be up to xxx


  1. This is fab Carole, I love this system too, placed yet another order last night lolxx

    1. Thank you Linda - it's too much temptation isn't it! lol xxx

  2. Hi Carole. Tried posting while on train but connexion was lousy. This is fabby. I think you have done a marvellous job of it. Parchment is a funny medium to work with... It can take Ink but not water... A very good save my dear.... Hugs xxxx

    1. Thank you Emma - Parchment is a whole new learning curve for me, and it's good to try things....just in case it's a revelation! Love & hugs back to you xxx

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    1. Thank you Lisa :-) (I think you meant me lol) :-) xxx