|Thank you card featuring the Serene Silhouttes stamp set with sentiment from Lovely Little Labels.|
Monday, January 21, 2013
Water Colour Silhouette
Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend filled with lots of relaxation and a little stamping! Most of my weekend was spent on household tasks, so I didn't get as much stamping time as I'd hoped, but I do have a few projects to show you this week. Today, I want to show you another card I designed for my monthly techniques class last week. It uses a technique I call Water Colour Background. Have a look:
This technique took me a while to master, but once I figured it out, it really was quite easy...and the results are fantastic! Much of the success of this technique lies in the choice of colours. Here I used So Saffron, More Mustard, Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip, after seeing them used for this technique by a fellow demonstrator. I love the way they blend and create a beautiful sunset background. I stamped the tree image from Serene Silhouettes in Early Espresso. The rest of the card is quite simple. I used a bit of the woodgrain patterned Natural Compositions specialty paper and some of the fantastic new Natural 7/16" ribbon to add some texture. The button is on of the Naturals Designer buttons from the Annual Catalogue and I added a couple of bitty button brads from the Vintage Trinkets. The little tag is stamped using the Lovely Little Labels set and punched with the Jewelry Tag punch. I didn't really set out to create a masculine card, but this most certainly has lots of manly features, though I'm sure most women would be happy to receive it as well!