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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Make Your Own Silhouettes


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!!!


35 comments:

Lynnor Goodwin said...

I love what you have done here!!! Gorgeous!!!! Wishin' I was near my "stuff" so I could go play with this technique!!

Sasha said...

I love your beautiful silhouette card, Joan...what a great idea for something different. Gorgeous rich background colour, too.
Oh my! I feel worn out just reading all that you've been up to, lol! But such fun, too. I don't have any granchildren, but hope to have...some time x

Tammy said...

What a very clever technique and the results are fabulous! Love the black and white pattern paper against the red, stunning card.
Thank you for assuming the care of Chestnut, cannot wait to see pictures.

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Joan, I like what you have done here, I love the rust colour background and the stitching.
Kevin xx

Dawn Easton said...

What a fabulous idea, Joan!!! Never thought to try this before....can't wait to give it a go! Love the rich papers you used!

maryr917 said...

this is a great card and technique Joan-love the ideas you share

Sue said...

Wow this is gorgeous Joan! what a wonderful design. I love the black against the red… and the twine and stitching are just perfect!
Aww it sounds like you had a lovely weekend.. hope you enjoy even more fun! ;-)
Take Care
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Annette said...

gorgeous Joan...love the bright red....

Linda said...

What a great idea ! I'm to late to join in to the chalenge, but i definitely going to try this too! Beautiful!

Shawna said...

This is great Joan! Brilliant idea!!!

Linda Palmer said...

This is a beautiful card and I love your silhouette flowers with the brick background. I love the button and thread too!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful stitching and a fantastic way to do those images! Love it.
Lynn

Bev J. said...

Neat card and technique-will try it-thanks for sharing.

Marlena M. said...

Wonderful technique Joan. I love the way your card turned out!

Debs said...

Beautiful card -0 so elegant.
Love the striking background.
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful Joan!! I just love the vibrant and bright background and all your use of stamps!! So much texture.
hugs,
Chris

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Joan, I just noticed your challenges. This card is perfect for the Three stamps or more challenge at ODBD. Thanks for joining us this week!!
hugs,
Chris

Ellen said...

Your such a clever cookie Joan! Love your silhouette Technique!

Anne Temple said...

How very clever. Love your card and your idea. Will definitely try it sometime soon.

Sue said...

Hi Joan... I forgot to say....

Thank you for joining us at MAWTT for our Birthday Theme! Good Luck in the Challenge!

Big Hugs
Sue xx

Shari Nelson said...

This sounds fun. Like the card.

Barb said...

stunning! gorgeous creation!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Stunningly beautiful, Joan! I must try this clever technique of yours. Sounds like you are having a blast with the grands and treasuring every precious moment.

Joanne (jojot) said...

fab technique AND wonderful creation, Joan

wendyp said...

gorgeous card and a great tip!

Becky said...

wow Joan, this is fabulous.. I love how you did that brick wall, and what a great tip, I never thought to do that..:)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is a fabulous idea!

Sarah Hurley said...

lovely card! thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenge this time, hope to see you back again soon.

Sarah x

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