Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Summer Silhouettes

Hello there!

Woah, bit of an interesting day! I got offered a job! So its just a temporary job for a couple weeks working in the student services department at the school that I've been invigillating at. Its not much but I'm quite excited to try something new! It'll be a tiring few weeks though juggling this new job, Auntie Lil, Stampin' Up stuff plus I'm playing the role of Miriam in the church's Bible exhibition for local school kids next week! 

Do you have stamp sets that you got thinking you'd love them and use them ALL the time but rarely pick up? I sure do! One of those sets for me is Summer Silhouettes. I thought it was a really pretty set and I just loved the leaves in it, I've often gotten it out to use but just haven't made it work in the card. Anyway I decided I was determined to make some cards using this set, I'd gone on google image search to collect a few ideas - try and get myself out of the mental block I seem to be having with the set. I came across a really simple and sweet card by Julia and knew I HAD to CASE it. You can see her card here. The colours were just fabulous!

Stamp Set: Summer Silhouettes, Happy Day
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Pear Pizzazz, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay
Cardstock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana

I kept the card quite similar to the one I was CASEing. I really loved the look of this homemade pattern paper (DSP) and really wanted that to be the focal point of the card. Its really quite a simple little card that you could make using some DSP.

This piece was one whole piece that I stamped and then cut afterwards so the flowers match up. Quick tip for knowing where you should stamp the sentiment, place the the "DSP" pieces loose on the card base where you'd like them then use a pencil to lightly draw a line where the gap between the two pieces of "DSP" will be. You can then remove your "DSP" and stamp between the two pencil lines. Rub them out and add your DSP with some dimensionals for a bit of added lift.

Happy Stampin',