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8.30.2012

Serene Silhouettes for FMS

Today's card is inspired by both the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and my upline, Leena Girsa. In fact, my card is pretty much a CASE of Leena's beautiful card (see it here), but with a few twists.

First, here's the sketch:


When Leena designed her card for our monthly team meeting, I just fell in love with it and knew I had to one day recreate it. I just didn't want to completely copy it, so here's my version based on the sketch above:


Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Marina Mist
Ink: So Saffron, Old Olive, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Black
Stamps: Serene Silhouettes
Tools: Big Shot, Woodgrain TIEF, Post-It Notes
Accessories: Naturals Button, Twine
Aside from the tree image from Serene Silhouettes, I sponged the entire image. When I saw the three layers in the sketch, I had the idea to carry the image across all three... kind of like the Triple Time Stamping technique I featured last week (see card here), but with a twist.

I first sponged all three layers with So Saffron and after masking my sun with a 1-3/8" circle, I started adding my layers of colours until I achieved the look I wanted.

I decided to add a tiny black border around all layers - a last minute decision - and I think it works. I glued the initial layer to the card base and then popped up each additional layer. To finish off, I added a button with some twine and I just love how this card turned out!

What do you think?

Until next time, stay crafty!
Steph

18 comments:

  1. Your card is gorgeous. What a smart idea to bring the scene across the card in layers. Love the background layer too...perfect...and yes the black outline border does make it pop.

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  2. Oh wow, I can see what you mean about having to CASE it, what a gorgeous card and I love how you used the layers of the sketch! Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.
    Smiles,
    Lesley

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  3. Nice card! Great scene and inking. :)

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  4. Hi Steph! Wow! I love the separate layers and the think black border is perfect. You did a beautiful job! I love your take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  5. This card is gorgeous . . . thanks for sharing!

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  6. WOW!! I love this! It's gorgeous!!

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  7. Spotted your card on Freshly Made... I love it!!!!!!

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  8. Wow, this card is amazing! I haven't seen anything like it. Very cool technique. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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  9. Sun-sational dramatic and gorgeous:)
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  10. Truly an awesome card Steph!

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  11. So love this card, Steph! I saw it on the FMS site and it caught my eye, but I didn't have time to really look at it...just thought...cool card. Then I saw your post on SC and I thought "Of course that's Steph's card". Leave it to you to come up with something so fresh and different!

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  12. Wow, gorgeous and amazing! A great technique. Looks like a winner to me!

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  13. Fabulous, your color choices make for one stunning card! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  14. Congratulations, Princess Steph, for the FMS shoutout for your fantabulous card!!

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  15. This is such an awesome card. I'm marking it to try to CASE. I love everything about it.

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  16. Your card is just beautiful!! Everything about it from the sponging to blending of colours to the trees in black..it just stands out!

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