Monday 26 August 2019

Silhouette Scenes

Today I have chosen one of my fave stamp sets to showcase. I absolutely love the silhouette images in the Serene Silhouette stamp set! They conjure up dreamy vignettes and the sentiments are thoughtful & suitable for so many occasions.  Here I CASEed the card below from page 132 of the Annual Catalogue thinking it a perfect Bon Voyage wish for friends. To CASE means to "copy & selectively edit" taking inspiration from another's design or colour scheme. Here I added some shimmer & shine using silver foil cardstock to highlight the moon & the tree branch.         

The silhouette images are stamped on a  square of Shimmery White cardstock washed with a watercolour brush of Highland Heather and Seaside Spray ink using my AquaPainter. The Designer Series paper from the See A Silhouette DSP makes a dramatic night sky background so all that was needed for my young voyageurs was a full moon to guide them. I used the Subtle Embossing Folder to add interesting texture to the Silver Foil moon. The elegant tree branch is die cut from Silver Foil using the Sweet Silhouette dies that are included in this stunning suite of coordinating products. A few rhinestone gems represent stars in the sky & provide a touch of bling to an otherwise simple design.

Here's a close up of the products used, all of which can be found in my online store.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday 12 August 2019

Pretty As A Peacock

Nothing like a shimmery foil cardstock in a rich jewel-toned hue to step up this proud peacock! This card is full of texture & shine & makes our stunning die cut bird the star of the show.

The Whisper White background is embossed with the Tin Tile embossing folder & the sentiment is stamped onto vellum & cut out with a Stitched Label die. All that texture just makes you want to touch it don't you think?

The Noble Peacock Suite from the Annual catty has it all - stunning images, a great font for the sentiments & intricate matching dies. Included in the suite are specialty designer papers that include patterned foils. All the colours of paper & accessories coordinate beautifully in typical Stampin' Up! fashion. The coloured rhinestone gems add the finishing touch of bling.

Next Wednesday's Techniques Class will feature all these lovely foils plus a sneak peak at the gorgeous metallic inks in the new Holiday catalogue.

If you loved this proud peacock please leave a comment. If you are in Canada be sure to check out these products in my online store under the Shop Now tab.