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New England Stamper: Colorful Silhouettes

August 24, 2011

Colorful Silhouettes

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 and heat emboss with white e/p.
3. Stamp a silhouette image and heat emboss with black e/p.

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!

Ali

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13 Comments:

OpenID lynne said...

Ali, definitely worth the effort as the result has such impact.
Wishes
Lynne

August 24, 2011 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger Netty said...

Both beautiful cards Ali. Its great to see your artwork again. Annette x

August 24, 2011 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger penny4thoughts said...

Really pretty card! Love the bold silhouette stamp with that gorgeous background - definitely a technique to try.

August 24, 2011 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger 2amscrapper said...

beautiful!

August 24, 2011 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Beautiful images and colours. Very sophisticated and timeless.

August 25, 2011 at 3:17 AM  
Blogger Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful results! Love that technique.

August 25, 2011 at 6:32 AM  
Blogger Terry said...

Wow, this is so stunning and dramatic! Love the result! Gorgeous card!

August 25, 2011 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Tiffany Bauer said...

Both cards are awesome and I love this technique!!

August 25, 2011 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger Mari said...

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! :D

August 25, 2011 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Selene Kempton said...

So beautiful! I love the double embossing!

August 25, 2011 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Patti Chesky said...

Ohhhhh...what a great background! Love it!

August 25, 2011 at 6:33 PM  
OpenID cardz said...

The technique produces wonderful effect. Your gorgeous cards have inspired me to try it.

August 27, 2011 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Shar said...

Lovely card! Silhouettes are always so elegant!

September 3, 2011 at 3:54 PM  

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