Friday, September 14, 2012

Summer Silhouettes: I'm Here For You

Wow, I've been so crazy-busy the last week or so, I have hardly any time to create or blog. Completely unacceptable! I can't even tell you what in particular I've been doing, just lots of it, and too frequently my head hits the pillow before a post hits my blog. Anyway, I found some time to relax last night and make a card for two challenges, another pleasure I have been neglecting. So, here you have it: a soft, simple card using color and sketch challenges that I thought worked very well together.

I just loved the subdued colors that Lesley selected as soon as I saw them on The Paper Players color challenge. They are such soft colors the way I used them, but they could work equally well for a more rugged, masculine card. If I had the time, I would have done that, too!

The second challenge that I'm playing along with today is the Retro Sketches sketch challenge. Isn't it perfect for this project? Simple and sweet.

The technique I used here is called Emboss Resist. I used the Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set to stamp my image using Versamark Ink, and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. Then I sponged over it with a sponge dauber and Baja Breeze Ink. The greeting was stamped on top using Basic Black ink.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Summer Silhouettes, Petite Pairs
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Baja Breeze
Designer Series Paper: Twitterpated
Ink Pads: Versamark, Basic Black, Baja Breeze
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder,  Heat Tool, Sponge Dauber
Acessories: White Embossing Powder, Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Designer Ribbon Slides

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Ann Schach said...

Oh so pretty, Sandy! I love the emboss resist technique as you used it on this card! Very soft and serene! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Darnell said...

This is sweet and lovely, Sandy. The perfect image and coloring for that sketch!

Anne Marie Hile said...

So soft and pretty, Sandy! I love the sponging around the flower and those ribbon slides are the best ever! Such a great accent! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Unknown said...

What a pretty card. So gorgeous design. Designing is so tough job and i realize this working for the Print VIP cards company. Your design is so nice. I appreciate this.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

What a beautiful project featuring, Summer Silhouettes. I love it so much that I have linked your post to our challenge site this week - CONGRATULATIONS!