Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Summer Silhouettes

Here is another clean and simple card ( I cant do fancy) for the Colours and Sketches colour challenge this week.

Unfortunately it has photographed very pale again and is distorted.  I can assure you the card is straight edged not wavy!!
I did not have Bashful Blue or Crumb Cake ( I thought I had) so I used Ballet Blue and Creamy Caramel.  I did have Real Red.  I inked up a block with the blue and caramel and spritzed it with water and stamped it onto the card.  This is a technique I saw demonstrated by Ali Reeve of Stamps Away on Create and Craft some months ago and fell in love with the technique and immediately set about making a lot of cards using it.  It was great fun as you just stamp an image over the top and you have a great, simple, quick card. I took the cards along to my craft group to show them, but it was a bit messy for some of them to use.  I dont mind messy, in fact when I am trying to be clean, it still can be messy!!!  I have used this technique often since.
Technique Time Tuesday challenge this month is Smackin' Acetate and it is a very similar technique, so of course I had a lovely time with that challenge too.  For the rest of the card I used Stampin' Up Summer Silhouettes which is a lovely set.  The sentiment is an odd one I had. The card is mounted on Real Red card stock.  I again made quite a few for my stash, but with different layouts.  I had a great time.  Hope you like it.


  1. Both of the cards you've submitted for this week's CAS - Colours and Sketches challenge are really nice, but I have to admit I prefer the simplicity of this one, without the red mosaic border. Thanks for sharing both of your cards with us!
    I read on your other blog post that you're taking a break for a while. I hope you have a relaxing time. I'll be looking forward to your creations again when you return. :)

  2. Wonderful card - great use of the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

  3. A great card Viji, and I love your colour combo

    Bev :)