Friday 29 September 2017

Silhouette Stamping | ft. Distress Inks

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Okay, so I know it says "Happy Father's Day", but really this greeting could be swapped out for any occasion. I didn't really do a lot of blogging for the first half of the year. I was making cards, I just couldn't really bring myself to do the blog. I don't know why, and I'm certainly making up for it now.

I guess I was in a bit of a funk. We all have them. There are times when I sit at my crafting desk and just look at all the stuff and sigh. Sometimes, there are just too many ideas in my head that I can't work on any one in particular. We've all been there.

Today, I wanted to share a card that doesn't really have a lot of colouring. None, actually. But it's still colourful and was fun to create.

To begin, I prepped a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock with my powder tool. I then stamped the short grassy border stamp from Inkadinkado's "Meadow" set with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with detail black embossing powder. Because this is a short stamp, I had to repeat the stamping next to the first to get a solid border along the bottom of my panel.

I then cut a circular mask from a Post-It note to hide where I wanted the sun to be. I used Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey Distress inks to create a halo around my sun. I removed the mask and sponged Squeezed Lemonade and then more Scattered Straw to fill it in.

For the rest of the sky, I used Salty Ocean and then with a heavier hand I used Faded Jeans Distress ink over top of that.

For the greeting banner, I prepped a smaller piece of Bristol with my powder tool, then stamped my greeting using VersaMark ink and heat embossed with detail embossing powder. I used the same blues so that the piece would coordinate with the rest of the panel. I popped that up on foam tape and then adhered the whole panel to a standard A2 sized card base.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or you can follow me over on Facebook so you don't miss any future posts. Toss me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

This card is for:
Fusion Challenge
Simon Says Stamp


  1. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

  2. Oh my goodness!! This is such a fantastic card !!

  3. Your card is gloriously beautiful and full of light! You're right - it really could be swapped for any occasion. I'm glad that you're back in the blogosphere because your designs deserve to be shared! Thanks for playing along at Fusion. I'm a newbie to your blog and a happy new follower. Would love for you to come for a visit, too!


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