ETA: I forgot to mention I was entering my first card into the May Digi Day Challenge over at Stamp Something! Doh!
Another fun challenge though 😉
It’s Tuesday and that means another Trend-Alert card idea for you – or in today’s case, two cards! Yay!
Sticking with May’s hot trend of cameos and silhouettes, both cards use a downloadable digi file from The Graphics Fairy called ‘Woman in Oval Frame‘.
An elegant style, simple effect. And I tried to stick with my sketch idea from Saturday, SOS9. After all, I’m challenging myself to make as many cards with this sketch as possible this week!
I just flipped the sketch so that my lady faces ‘into’ the card rather than looking outwards. A better look, design-wise.
I printed the vintage silhouette onto a tone-on-tone patterned paper, Papermania ‘Pampered Pets’ collection, and trimmed it closely. She’s layered up onto a patterned background, which is recycled from some packaging, and I added a pearl gem necklace (Kaisercraft).
And I used not only the fun silhouette image, but also got to ink up my new delivery from Waltzing Mouse Stamps which arrived at the weekend when I was away! Squeal!
The gingham panel, from Gingham & Co., is heat embossed in a sparkle embossing powder for a subtle background effect. I love this shimmery embossed look. I’m telling you- when I saw how cute this turned out, I *totally* knew that set was worth every penny 😉
And the sentiment is from ‘Say it Loud‘, trimmed and raised up on foam pads. This is going to be such a well-used sentiment selection, I can tell already!
Next up, going a bit more fun and funky with this idea…
I thought it would be fun to see what a different look I could get with the same silhouette image. Again she’s printed onto a tone-on-tone paper and trimmed. But I added a twine hanging to make it look like a picture frame, and a bunch of gems to highlight the frame.
I used a few strips of washi tape – I recently scored myself some new washi from
The Makery Emporium in Bath, not too far from my office. (This is going to be very dangerous having a shop like this, crammed full of treats so close to work! Easy to get sucked in for a whole lunchtime!)
More washi on the envelope too 😉
And again stamping a quick greeting from ‘Say it Loud‘, a mini sentiment this time.
This card is made with someone in mind. I want to send a little personal message to a blogging friend. Something she has been going through recently touched me, so I have made this for her. I hope she likes it.
I’ll be linking this card to Lisa’s cool Make-it + Mail-it challenge too, to send a card to someone each week.
Hope you likey – thanks for stopping by, anyways.
Come back later when I’ll be revealing the winners of my right royal giveaway 😉
Hugs, Ruth xx