Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stamping in Silhouette

Silhouette Birthday Close Up Creating cards for a specific person and reason is so satisfying.  Today, I was having lunch with one of my newest friends and sorority sisters, Tammy.  Her birthday is tomorrow and I needed to get a card made quickly.  I never seem to complete cards ahead of time….I wonder if anyone else is like that too or if you have a stockpile of cards that you have ready.  Where do you look for inspiration when you begin creating?  I love looking through the daily challenges at Splitcoast because they give me a good starting point for my creations.  The challenge today was to stamp using silhouette images or to make your own.  I made sure to incorporate some of Tammy’s favorites too…the color purple and a fleur de lis in her card creation.Silhouette Birthday I love that Stampin’ UP! makes it easy by offering their beautiful papers in such a lovely array of colors!

I love making cards that have a 3D element in them, especially if I plan to hand deliver them.  It is typically one of the unique characteristics of a handmade card and what usually makes it unique in an of itself!

This was a relatively simple card to create with the use of the punched main image and Designer Series Paper.  Easy to create and easy to recreate!

Stamps:   Elements of Style, Extreme Elements
Papers:  Elegant Eggplant, First Edition Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Elegant Eggplant and Crumb Cake
Accessories: Hemp Twine, Dimensionals, Black Rhinestones (SU Retired)
Tools: 1-1/4” Circle Punch, 1-3/8” Punch,1/8” Handheld Punch 
Techniques Used:  Distressing


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  1. I love this card! Two of my favorite stamps. TFS

  2. I was flipping through SCS WT last night and saw this beauty. I didn't have time to look at much more than thumbnails, but I should have realized this beauty was yours. It caught my eye immediately. I need to go finish mine up before I get caught up in a book.