Monday 23 May 2011

Silhouette Flower Number 2

This is card number two in the silhouette flower collection and uses a resist technique.  The base card is made from a sheet of A4 white cardstock cut down and creased to make a 14.85 x 14.85 square card.  This time the stamp was inked with versamark ink, stamped onto white gloss card and embossed with clear embossing powder.  When the image had cooled, blue ink was rubbed over the image and around it's edge.  It was then buffed with a tissue to remove the excess ink. This left the silhouette flower image highlighted in blue with a white background and a blue border.  The excess card was then trimmed off to leave the blue inked border in view.  This was then matted onto a layers of silver mirri-card, patterned papers and dark blue cardstock.  A length of ribbon was wrapped around the final layer before it was attached to the card base.  The same ribbon was used underneath the sentiment which is stamped from a Stampin' Up set, Sincere Salutations, and die cut and layered using nestabilities dies.  The daisies are punched from the same background papers and circle embellishments were punched from "practice" stamping pieces.

The base card is a white 14.85cm square card 

Papers used
White gloss cardstock from eBay seller
White and dark blue cardstock - Papeterie, Aberdeen
Patterned papers were from a Cuddly Buddly download,  A Patchwork of Papers - Blue
Silver mirri-card from Create and Craft

Tools used
Hero Arts Cling Stamp - Silhouette Flower CG105
Stampin' Up stamp set - Sincere Salutations
Stampendous clear embossing powder
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Chipped Sapphire
Woodware small and medium daisy punches
Woodware 1/2 inch circle punch
Ringbinder hole punch
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Petitie Oval Large dies

Embellishments used
Stampin' Up ribbon - Night of Navy
Woodware silver brad

Top tip for this card is don't throw away stamping pieces which go wrong but salvage what's good to make embellishments.  I stamped and embossed this image a few times before I got one where the surface of the gloss card did not bubble.  The circle embellishments are punched from these "practice" pieces.

Thanks for reading
Liz x

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