Sunday, January 16, 2011

TLC Challenge on Splitcoast

Hello everyone!! It's my turn to host the Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoast and my challenge is to make silhouettes!! I just love silhouette images...they are sooo classy and yet really easy to do!!! There are lots of different techniques to create the silhouettes.
You can:
1. Stamp the solid stamps with dark ink onto light colored cardstock
2. Emboss the images
3. Stamp solid stamps with Versamark and emboss with white ep onto dark cardstock
4. Stamp the solid silhouette stamps on patterned paper
5. Stamp Versamark onto dark cardstock and emboss with clear ep
6. Do a resist technique with the silhouette stamps and then add color to the background by sponging or alcohol inks...watercoloring works, too, as do Glimmer Mist sprays
7. Add glitter to the embossing powder for a little glam
8. You can even stamp the dark, solid image, cut it out, and adhere to the background...what ever floats you boat!!!

My first card features the Wild Garden Border 1 stamp from was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and embossed with clear ep. The sentiement is also from Rubbernecker and some heart pearls and stickers were added for a touch of red. The wrinkled seam binding, button, twine, and sewing around the background edges finish it off.
This fun stamp from Hero Arts was stamped with Chocolate Chip craft ink on the Bo Bunny Crazy for Love dp and embossed with clear ep. I added a little glitter to the embossing powder to give it a little sparkle!! Sewing was done around the edges of the background layer and the image layer and lace, button, ribbon, and K&Co. chipboard pieces are the finishing touches.
Now it's your turn...come on over to the TLC gallery and let us see your masterpiece!!!


Shelby Goolsby said...

Both great cards but Wow, I really love the black and red. The ribbon and button are so pretty and elegant. Thanks for all of the great ideas.

Unknown said...

So pretty, Joan! I love silhouettes as well, I would LOVE check out your challenge:) Have a great day! said...

What lovely cards. Thanks also for the creative tips.

Kathy and Lucky said...

Great cards! I love the first one, but I am so partial to black, white and red. I love the way you did the silhouettes.

Tammy said...

Lovely Valentines! I especially love the first one, beautiful image.

Rae said...

Wow! These cards are great, Joan!
I love them both!

Michele Kovack said...

Both of these are gorgeous!

Carole of Brum said...

Joan, your blog always has such inspiring ideas, I just wish I had the energy and the space to try them all! I like how you gave a few ideas for making silhouettes too, thanks for that. 2 brilliant cards, and again 2 different takes on the theme. Keep up the great work. CoB

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are terrific, Joan! Love both of them. I need to go dig out some silhouettes so I can play!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Two gorgeous creations sweetie!! I love the ribbons on the top card!! WOW!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What gorgeous Valentine cards!! I just love the ribbons and your layouts!! I need to try some silhouettes!

Susie M. said...

Hi joan! wow these are fabulous!

Monique said...

More Fantastic Valentine cards Joan..I love the first one it is breath taking :)..wonderful work!!

Linda Palmer said...

Both beautiful cards but I really love the red, white and black card. Those are some of my favorite color combos and you really made a gorgeous card with these colors.

Susan (rainy) said...

Two fabulous cards, Joan! I love silhouette images, too. And you have certainly done them proud.

Stampvanwinkle said...

Hi Joan,

Your cards are wonderful. The top one is so elegant. Just love the embellishments.
Your second card is so sweet and reminds me of when my girls use to play dress up. They even dressed up the dog. :) She was a good sport.

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Blessings,


Cindy said...

Joan, these cards are absolutely beautiful. Your Valentines will love them! I've never seen that shadow technique and will have to try it - the card is really beautiful :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the add, I look forward to learning a lot here.