Saturday, 12 April 2014

Silhouette Blossoms


Its Saturday! Yay! After yesterday's flurry of creativity I've topped up my stack of cards to show you all, today's is for this week's Colour Q challenge. Don't you think this dress is just the sweetest? I love the bright cheery colours and blossoms! 

I was so inspired by the bright floral pattern I thought a card with a similar design would just look amazing! Here we are...

Stamp Set: Summer Silhouettes, Lots of Thanks
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Peach Parfait, Tangerine Tango
Cardstock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Other: White Gel Pen

I decided to use Summer Silhouettes - I thought the blossoms would be perfect for this card and I'm trying to use my unloved stamp sets more! I'm so pleased with how it worked out - I think Summer Silhouettes was definitely the right floral set to use here!

I'm not sure why I haven't tried snipping up the leafy branch before but It really works - this is noted and I'm totally going to do this again.  I also decided that the flowers were quite bright and punchy so instead of covering the entire card like I'd originally planned, I'd just do a strip. There's still that wow factor without being too bold. Plus its a lot less hand cutting. 

I pondered for a little while the best way to add white dots to the background. A polka dot background stamp would work nicely but I didn't have one so I thought that the white gel pen could work. Usually I use the gel pen for adding little stitching details but now it makes beautiful little dots too! 

The sentiment is simply stamped on a strip of white - this is sort of emulating the white banding on the dress around the bottom of the dress and top of the pockets. 

Stuart is out picking up his suit for the wedding today so I'm home alone. My plan is chilling and more crafting! My perfect day!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Stampin',


  1. Lovely card Amanda- those cascading flowers are so pretty! Thanks for playing along with the ColourQ this week!

  2. Such a pretty card, Amanda, I love your flowers, one of my favorite sets!Thanks for sharing your card with us this week at the colourQ.