Silhouette Spots

The final card for the September stamp camp uses Pocket Silhouettes – a new set that is also on special! Since our theme is “Get Ready for the Holidays” I wanted to go with a thank you card in fall colors. I tried a couple other things first (see below), but this is what I settled on. I really like it – a quick card, but still has dimension. After working on the other samples, getting to this place wasn’t hard – the left over circles from the other attempts were scattered on my desk and it was easy to envision this card.

After I made the final stamp camp card, I wanted to finish the cards I had started. I gave them up for different reasons, but I am very happy I went back and finished them!

My first attempt was to use the chipboard frame piece as a template to create the window, behind which the silhouettes can be seen. I tried many different things, but everything that I could think of to “finish” the card required non-SU stuff. I gave up. When I came back to it, I pulled out a tiny Prima flower in red and added a black brad, which made me think of this scrap of ribbon I had. Now, I know if I tried harder, I probably could have accomplished this card using SU supplies, so giving up was more of a lack of mojo!

This spotlight card was another attempt. I really liked where it was going, but it was getting too complicated. We try not to do too many layers, especially when the layers are only 1/16″ bigger, lol. It seems that even when all you have to do is tape the layers together, it takes too long. I love the color palette on this one (that sorta carried over to the final card, but with the brown taking such a smaller part in this card, it feels lighter). The green layer on this is the new Kiwi Kiss. Since SU doesn’t make brads for their InColors (I don’t know WHY?!!), I had to improvise. I found these Making Memory brads weren’t too off so I went with them.

Supplies (All Stampin’Up!):
[Spots card]
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Baroque wheel;
Ink: Chocolate chip, Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive;
Paper: Chocolate chip, Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Vanilla craft;
Other: circle punches

[Window card]
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Linen, Think Happy Thoughts;
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Saraha Sand, Whisper White;
Other: circle punch, nonSU ribbon, prima flower, black brad

[Spotlight card]
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Friend by Definition;
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss;
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla;
Other: circle punch, pumpkin striped grosgrain, brads, word window punch;

4 thoughts on “Silhouette Spots

  1. Wow! these are great! I particularly enjoy the 2nd one. Thanks for the inspiration…especially since I am Pocket Silhouette challenged! 🙂

  2. All great cards. The third is just begging to be CASE’d by me. I love the colors, technique, layout…and not too girlie…would be a good masculine card.

    …off to play…:)

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