Friday, April 08, 2011

Silhouette Sentiment

When I was making the card for yesterday, I started by brayering just sky and mountains.  I decided I needed more color for the card I was planning, so I made a second brayered image (used for yesterday's card).  But I didn't want to throw away my first try ... it was pretty, just a little plain.  So I filed it away and today figured out what I was going to do with it ... waste not, want not! :)
This is a very simple but elegant card.  I love my Spellbinder's Nestabilities and used two sets for today's card - Classic Oval Small and Classic Oval Large.  Each set comes with die-cuts that leave 1/4" space between sizes ... but if you combine the two sets, they are sized so that they fit with each other, leaving 1/8" space between each die-cut.  Hope you like. 
Sorry for the picture quality ... it's hard to see the scoring details and the sentiment.
"Silhouette Sentiment"
Stamps:  Silhouette Sentiments (SU!)
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Glossy White
Ink:  Baja Breeze
Accessories & Tools:  Nestabilities Classic Ovals Small and Classic Ovals Large, Big Shot, Scor-Pal, Speedball rubber brayer, post-it notes for masking, sticky strips and dimensionals
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I brayered the mountains and sky onto the glossy white paper using Baja Breeze as per instructions for yesterday's card.  I cut out the brayered image using Nestabilities Classic Small Oval (largest size) in my Big Shot.  I used the same oval die-cut to cut out the middle of the Whisper White cardstock.  I then used the Scor-Pal to add to lines on all four sides of the white front panel to add some interest and stamped my sentiment in Baja Breeze ink on the bottom right-hand side.

I used the Nestabilities Classic Oval Large (largest size and second to largest size) to cut out a frame in Baja Breeze cardstock.  Then on to assembling.  I dry-fit the front white panel onto the card base and then fit the brayered image in the cut-out space.  I glued the brayered image to the card base using sticky strips.  I glued the Baja Breeze frame to the front white panel of the card, centering it over the cut-out space.  I attached the white front panel to the card base using dimensionals to pop it up and add some depth.

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