Saturday, September 10, 2011

Silhouette Mum


Today I have two cards to share with you ...

I had a mishap with the first one so I had to improvise and trim the paper smaller than what I wanted.

I was inspired by Stephanie Parkes' blended inks cards (click here to see one of Stephanie's beautiful cards!).  Since I don't know how to do the blended inks, I decided to sponge the background area instead ... everything went really well - I was happy with the colors and how everything looked ... until the very end when I noticed a brown smudge on my white background :(  Thankfully it was near the bottom so I cut it off and mounted the main image onto a brown background.  But I really wanted it to be a totally white background, so I'll have to try again.

Both cards for today are made with only SU! products.

"Silhouette Mum"


Stamps:  Kind & Caring Thoughts, Short & Sweet (SU!)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  post-it notes for masking, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponges, adhesives

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Using Whisper White cardstock, I masked off the area for the main image with post-it notes.  I randomly sponged Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze (in a circular motion) over the blocked area.  I went back and added more ink using more pressure to blend the inks together.  I removed the masks and then masked off the area for the sentiment and repeated the steps above for sponging.

I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement of the mum and sentiment and stamped both in Early Espresso ink.
I mounted the main panel on a card base of Early Espresso.

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The second card for today used some of the same color inks for the sponged background and main image.  This is the sketch challenge this week from SCS (SC349) - I'm having fun with this layout!

 "Butterflies & Daisies"


Stamps:  Upsy-Daisy (SU!)
Paper:  Old Olive, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight DP (SU!)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive; Stampin' Write markers:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, sponges, Stamp-a-ma-jig, 5/8" Old Olive satin ribbon, Sizzix Embosslits "Beautiful Wings", sticky strips, adhesives and glue dots

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Using Whisper White cardstock, I randomly sponged the background paper with Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive inks.  I went over the cardstock several times, adding layers of color in order for them to blend well.  I adhered the sponged background cardstock onto a card base of Old Olive.

For the main image, using Whisper White cardstock, I inked my Upsy-Daisy stamp with Stampin' Write markers: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive and stamped the image twice before re-inking (once in the foreground, once in the background - this is called "second generation" stamping).  I inked the stamp again and repeated the above, stamping twice before re-inking a third time to add one last stamping.

I mounted the main panel on a thin frame of Old Olive cardstock.  I added a knot to the satin ribbon and adhered it to the main panel with the knot off to one side.  I mounted the main image onto the background paper, popping up with dimensionals to add depth.

I used my Big Shot and the Embosslits "Beautiful Wings" to cut out butterflies from Pumpkin Pie cardstock and Daffodil Delight DP.  I place a rolled glue dot in the center of both of the Pumpkin Pie butterflies and added the smaller Daffodil Delight butterfly on top.  I adhered both butterflies to the main panel with glue dots.


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