Sunday, April 28, 2013

Silhouettes and Sunsets

Sparkle N Sprinkle has a new set called Silhouettes that just begs to be stamped on a sunset – so I did!! Twice!!

I created the background for these cards using the Sponging Color with Inks technique in SNS’ Tips and Techniques.  I added color around a die cut post-it and then removed it.  After adding a little more yellow to the remaining circle, I stamped the image in black. 

For the first card, I cut out the image from the center of the card, added layers, and added it back to the center of the outer frame.  I wrapped it with ribbon, added a sentiment, and layered it on a purple card base.

The second card is similar, but I added a resist shadow affect by stamping the image with VersaMark ink on the card before adding the background ink.  Then I simply stamped the image again in black, slightly offset.  I also used the flower only image to stamp around the edge of the background purple layer.

You can find more details about these cards in today’s post on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog and the complete instructions for these cards in my SNS gallery here and here

Happy almost May!!

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Anything Goes
CI Paint Inspired By: Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – Anything but Birthday


Karalee said...

Very pretty Marie. You're right, a sunset is exactly what it needed.

Donna Ellis said...

Marie - BEAUTIFUL cards! Love the intensity of colors, and the motion in both designs - beautiful! hugs, de

Chris said...

Wow! Stunning colours and fab ulous stamping! Thanks for sharing these lovely cards with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Dawny P said...

This is lovely - a wonderful design :) Thank you so much for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

Sarah said...

Very elegant ...such beautiful colours and fabulous blending. Thanks for sharing with Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Stunning cards, beautiful use of colour and I love the silhouettes and the shadow effect on the second. Thanks so much for joining in thecSimon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is beautiful! What a lot of work but so worth it. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

Kimberly S said...

They are both simply gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us for the CIP challenge, hope to see you again! :) hugs, Kimberly

xxxtglxxx said...

Simply breathtaking! :)

Stunning creations!

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Gita said...

I LOVE this card. The sun is gorgeous and so are the dark colors.