Colorful Silhouette Rubber Stamped Card
I tried a new technique called Colorful Silhouettes and I LOVE it! It’s from the Technique Junkies most current newsletter. The basic technique is as follows:
1. Cover c/stock with several colors of ink.
2. Stamp a background, cover with white embossing powder and melt.
3. Stamp a silhouette image, cover with black embossing powder and melt.
It’s a bit fiddly, but so worth the results.
The first card is for today’s Gingersnaps Color Challenge, which I hosted. The colors to use are red, blue and yellow – the three primary colors. Check it out if you have a chance plus the rest of the Design Team‘s awesome work.
I’m also entering this card into a sketch challenge – Karen Giron’s Sweet Sunday Sketch. She always has great layouts. The main image in this card is from the SU set Just Believe and the background stamp is the retired French Script.
My second card was also made using this technique and I’m entering it into the Stamping 411 sketch challenge. Again, I love their sketches, but remember it’s an SU only site!
The main image in this card is from SU’s Inspired by Nature, the background is the retired French Script and the image is from Trendy Trees.
Hope you’re having a fantastic week!
August 24, 2011 @ 3:55 pm
Ali, definitely worth the effort as the result has such impact.
August 24, 2011 @ 4:37 pm
Both beautiful cards Ali. Its great to see your artwork again. Annette x
August 24, 2011 @ 7:36 pm
Really pretty card! Love the bold silhouette stamp with that gorgeous background – definitely a technique to try.
August 24, 2011 @ 11:01 pm
August 25, 2011 @ 3:17 am
Beautiful images and colours. Very sophisticated and timeless.
August 25, 2011 @ 6:32 am
Beautiful results! Love that technique.
August 25, 2011 @ 9:42 am
Wow, this is so stunning and dramatic! Love the result! Gorgeous card!
August 25, 2011 @ 11:37 am
Both cards are awesome and I love this technique!!
August 25, 2011 @ 3:35 pm
I really, really *love* that first one! The design just put it over the top for me. Both have lovely colors, the same technique & pretty floral stamps – but I do love the first! 😀
August 25, 2011 @ 5:14 pm
So beautiful! I love the double embossing!
August 25, 2011 @ 6:33 pm
Ohhhhh…what a great background! Love it!
August 27, 2011 @ 1:12 pm
The technique produces wonderful effect. Your gorgeous cards have inspired me to try it.
September 3, 2011 @ 3:54 pm
Lovely card! Silhouettes are always so elegant!