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Sunday, 6 February 2011

A shadow of a card...


So I've been crazily in love with all of these gorgeous silhouette stamps that are coming out lately. Papertrey Ink had them about two months ago and I was going to head straight over to the site to buy one but then I saw the "LP195 3 Silhouettes" set from Hero Arts and decided it was a MUST have!!

This next card is for the challenge Jay Gee's Nook is having and I looOOOVE it!!

Here is the inspiration photo:
 Aren't the colours amazing?! So pretty, subtle and feminine. LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY.

Here is my card:

Several steps, all of them simple :)   I love it when a card is simple but gorgeous don't you?! 

Here is a closeup--
First I cut a piece of kraft cardstock to size and then stamped it with Hero Arts Fancy Flourish Cling stamp using Hero Arts Snow Ink. I set that to the side to dry. I then cleaned off my stamp and used it again to stamp a small strip of white cardstock with Versa Colour Tropical Green Ink. I edged the strip with the same colour ink and set that aside to dry too.

Next I took my brand spanking new Spellbinders Lacey Circles Nestabilities and cut out a piece of DCWV purple patterned paper. I also took some white cardstock and diecut it into a circle and embossed it using Nestabilities Circles Die Large.
Next using my stampamajig for positioning, I stamped the 'ponytailed' silhouette girl onto my circle. I adheres the circle to the lacey circle paper.

Then I cut a strip of green bazzill cardstock and adhered the now dry white & green strip to that, before stamping the sentiment (from Hero Arts CL 351 Friends set) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Next I adhered all the parts onto the now dry Kraft card 'base' and wrapped some jute twine around the base. I finalised the card by adding some teeny bling stones onto the card at the sentiment strip and one in the girls hair (for a little extra touch--I love how this looks!!)

That's it!

Anyhoo, that's all for me! I'll be entering this into the Jay Gee's Nook challenge as well as the current Hero Arts Flickr Group Challenge for 'friend' themed cards.

I'll have another card for you tomorrow!

Have a great day lovelies!

Linda xx


Jay Gee said...

What a lovely card Linda. Your mix of the colours and your cameo are really pretty. Thank you for joining us at Jay Gee's :)

Ange Kelly said...

Love your card! Silhouettes are so in at the moment. Thanks for playing along with us this month ... Ange