Sunday, June 24, 2012
Hello everyone!!! I hope you had a fabulous weekend... three of our Grands have been here for a week and they will be here until next weekend. They sure do keep this old grandma hopping!!! We have been playing card games, cooking, garage saling, shopping, swimming, going to movies, out to eat...my oh my!!! We went to church this morning and then we went to see the horses, donkeys, and chickens....we have a new rescue horse!! She is a 15 month old Quarter Horse and Autumn named her Chestnut. She is brown with 3 white stockings and a white streak down her forehead....I will be sharing some pictures in a few days. Anyway....
I am hosting the TLC challenge on Splitcoast again this week and my challenge is to make our own patterned paper silhouettes. How many times have you wanted to use a silhouette stamp but didn't have the right one??? Well, now you can turn lined stamps into silhouettes in just a few minutes!!!
1. First, pick out your stamps...you can use any stamp you want...solid or lined
2. Stamp it on the back of a piece of patterned paper...the darker the better! That way it looks more like a silhouette but use what you have.
3. Cutout the image and adhere patterned paper side up onto your cardstock...you can use several images or just one...what ever trips your creative trigger!!!
4. If you don't have the perfect stamp, you can use a die
5. If you don't have a die to use, cut out a picture or object from a magazine and place it on the back of the patterned paper as a template.
6. Cut out an image from a picture ( it would be fun to use your children's picture) and use it as the template.
7. Be creative and have fun!!
My card features several different retired Stampin Up! flower stamps: 1. Botanical Blooms, 2. Central Park, 3. Long Stemmed, and a Rubbernecker sentiment from the Happy Birthday set small #624. The patterned papers are from Bo Bunny's Garden Girl and Basic Grey's Out of Print. I used a Tim Holtz brick wall embossing folder, sewing around the edges, stacked buttons, and twine to finish it off.
This is also for a few other challenges:
1. Catch the Bug Challenge - use twine, bow, and buttons
2. Our Daily Bread Challenge - use three or more stamps on the front of your card
3. Moving along With the Times - Happy Birthday
4. Sarah Hurley Challenge - texture and dimension
Thanks for stopping by....have a great day and if you have time, I would love to have you try this fun challenge!!!
Posted by Joan Ervin at 10:32 PM