Friday, October 26, 2007

Silhouette's in Fall

German Phrase of the Day: Du musst einen Tee mit Rum trinken. = You have to drink a tea with rum. Perhaps this is a cure for my caffeine high from yesterday? Or perhaps this was to cure the gentleman's cold from yesterday. I'll let you all decide!

Today's card was one I made earlier this week because I had my Garden Silhouettes set out to make a card for a swap. I really liked this set once I started seeing samples on Splitcoast, even though the samples in the catalog didn't get my all that excited. It always helps to see what others are doing with a stamp set!

For this I stamped the flower and word Lovely with versamark on Really Rust cardstock, then embossed with clear ep. I added some Vanilla craft ink using a sponge to make the flower pop more, then sponged really rust around the edges. You can see all that much better in the detail photo below. The next layer down is very vanilla, and it has a small bit of mellow moss sponged on. I then tied the ribbon around those two layers.

The card base is chocolate chip, again sponged with the same color, and then the Mellow Moss layer is stamped with Linen background, and of course, sponged again! It's a very simple layout, but overall I'm quite pleased with the results. However...wait until you see the OTHER card I made with this set...the one for the swap. I'm hoping the swaps arrive at their destinations soon so I can start posting those projects. I was quite happy with 2 of the projects...and the third was ok. ;-)

Have a great day!

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Stem Silhouettes, Linen background
CS: Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla, Really Rust

Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla craft, Really Rust, versamark
sponge, moss grosgrain ribbon, clear ep



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