Thursday, August 11, 2011

Colorful Silhouettes in Blue LNS 133

Today's card uses the Colorful Silhouettes Technique from the August 2011 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. I made this card for LNS challenge 133 (see below). Although it might look a little like it, this is NOT a resist technique :)

One thing I did a little different for this card was to "double stamp" the French Filigree background (the white part). I love the stamp but I wanted a bolder look, so I inked the stamp, put it face-up on my work surface, smooshed the paper on top, then lifted the paper a little and moved it over ever-so-slightly before smooshing again to create a bolder look. It came out exactly as I wanted it!

After I made this, I realized that I did EXACTLY the same ribbon treatment on this as I did the Framed Nesties Card from yesterday...oops! I had actually created the pink card weeks ago...so it wasn't top of mind (or maybe it was!). Oh well, I still love the way this turned out!

Note: The LNS challenge comes from an egroup called Stampin' Up LNS Stampers (Late Night Stampers). I think it is open to all Stampin' Up! stamp lovers...
All stamps Stampin' Up!: Fabulous Florets, Trendy Trees (Sentiment), French Filigree. Elegant Lines Embossing Folder. Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Black, White Inks and paper.

3 comments:

Diana said...

Beautiful card - I love that background and thanks for sharing how you did it. I also like the layout and the greeting on the side of the focal layer.........

Thanks

Beth Norman said...

Very pretty. I really love the background. I wouldn't have noticed you used the same ribbon if you didn't point it out. I don't have much of a ribbon selection and tend to use the same two over and over again.

Rose said...

Wow, that bolder background is awesome, thanks for sharing that tip. Your card is beautiful, love the ribbon and button treatment.