Sunday, January 15, 2012

Inspired Silhouette and Silhouette Spray cards

Another snowfall overnight leaves us with about 1" of fresh snow this morning. Not much, just enough to cover and make everything look fresh and bright. I love how the snow looks on all the trees in our backyard - it's like a winter wonderland.

I have made two cards for this week's CAS Challenge (CAS153) - Sketch by Loll Thompson (that's me!). I'm having so much fun being on the Design Team and coming up with cards that I hope will inspire others to join in the challenge ... that I can't seem to limit myself to making just one sample card. As it is, I have to control myself to just make two :)

For this sketch challenge, I made the original card back on Nov. 1, 2011. I used my Nestabilities Rectangles to cut out three different sized rectangles and then used the cut-outs to create overlapping color blocks by reverse masking. Tip: sponge the lightest ink color block first and end with the darkest color ink block. I finished the card by adding a simple silhouette on top of the color blocks. Very quick and easy card

I used the same technique (reverse masking) to create color blocks for today's first sample. The second sample card is completely different with the color blocks paper-pieced and the silhouette embossed overtop. Hope you like.

Here's my original sketch:



Here's the first sample card for the CAS153 Challenge: (second sample is below instructions).

"Inspired Silhouette"



Stamps: Inspired by Nature, En Francais (SU!)
Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Rectangles, Big Shot, sponges, Stamp-a-ma-jig, and adhesives

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I cut out the three rectangles from acetate so that I could place them and be able to see exactly how they overlapped, etc. (scrap cardstock will work too ... just a little more measuring to make sure the rectangles are parallel).

On a Whisper White card front, I used the largest rectangle mask first and sponged Crumb Cake in the middle of the cardstock, but off to the left side. Leaving the mask in place, I inked the En Francais stamp with Soft Suede ink and stamped on top of the Crumb Cake sponging. I wanted the script to be the second focal point (behind the silhouette) so needed to do that square first.

I then masked and sponged the other two squares, one at the top with Sahara Sand ink and the one at the bottom with Soft Suede ink.

I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement and stamped the smallest coneflower from the Inspired by Nature stamp in Early Espresso ink.

I mounted the stamped card front onto a card base of Early Espresso cardstock. Quick and easy card.

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"Silhouette Spray"



Stamp: Silhouette Spray (Hero Arts)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DP (retired); Rich Razzleberry DP (retired) (SU!)
Ink: Versamark
Accessories & Tools: White embossing powder, heat tool, and adhesives

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I cut three different sizes of squares from Cottage Wall DP and Rich Razzleberry DP (polka-dot). I mounted them onto a card front of Whisper White cardstock. I inked my stamp with Versamark, stamped onto the DP and embossed with white embossing powder. I mounted the card front onto a card base of Rich Razzleberry cardstock. Super easy and fun card that only took about 10 minutes to make!

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