Monday, April 27, 2009

Silhouette

Before I left for my parents' in Louisiana I spent some time stamping with my new DRS images. Today I'm giving you a little sneak peek at a sweet silhouette prayer image soon to be released (F931).

I knew when I first saw this stamp that I wanted to make a black and white card with just a hint of pale yellow. I chose BoBunny Alissa Kissable designer paper and Stampin' Up's So Saffron and Basic Black card stock.

The making of this card was very different from the norm because the focal image was stamped after basic construction of the card instead of at the beginning. I started with a standard sized card of black card stock, then measured a mat and designer paper to layer on the front. I used my nestabilities circles to carefully cut openings of gradually smaller sizes through the layers, treating the designer paper and mat as one. Next I placed a yellow mat and a white cardstock layer inside the card, aligning them carefully and faintly tracing through the card front around the circle with a pencil. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored around the silhouette very softly with prismas, blending the colors with gamsol.

To add a more finished look to the inside, I cut a scalloped edge frame using nestabilities rectangles, centering it so that it remained invisible through the card front when the card is closed. I kept things sweet and simple, adding only a bow of gold edged black organza ribbon to the front, and a small bow of glimmery ribbon on the inside. This card reminds me that God is pleased when we come to Him with a child-like faith and trust. I hope you're blessed by it! Thanks for visiting!

13 comments:

  1. Oh Deb, this is beautiful! I just love that wonderful silhouette, and you framed it perfectly.

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  2. Just gorgeous Deb!! I love how you have framed the silhouette!

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  3. Lovely card and lovely message,Deb! Hope you are having a great time!
    Hugs!

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  4. Such a beautiful card Deb!! You've done a fab job with that silhouette image!! ;)

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  5. WOW! This is STUNNING!!! absolutely STUNNING!

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  6. This is stunning, Deb! What a great image, and you have done a fantastic job showcasing it!

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  7. Fabulous card Deb! Just beautiful!

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  8. I linked my blog to yours...and posted the matching boy on my sneak peek card! haha

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  9. Wow, how lovely is that! Gorgeous!

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  10. I really like the looks of this card, Deb. I have seldom worked with a silhouette. I would like to give it a try.

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  11. Deb this is an awesome idea forthis image! Such a beautiful card! Welcome to the DRS DT!

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