Friday, 13 September 2013

Design Team Inspiration - Silhouette

Hello everyone!
It's Erika here to share a fun card with you today. As usual it is quite simple and easy to make.

I have a stamp set sitting on a shelf in mu craft studio that I really love, but I just haven't found a way to use it on a card yet. So I challenged myself and decided that today I was going to make a card with that set. The set I am talking about it the lovely Natures Treasures stamp set.

To make this card I cut my card base to an A6 card, that is a standard size here in Sweden, I guess even in Europe (?). An A6 card is about 4 1/8" x 5 3/4". I used my Distress Inks from Tim Holtz and a few foam applicators and started adding colors directly to the card base. I then tried to make something of a landscape. I should probably have looked up what a sky looks like before starting to add my colors though, I realized that the ones I chose probably wasn't the best ones. But to be honest it doesn't really matter.

After I had colored my background I started stamping with Archival Jet Black ink from Ranger. I didn't really plan where to stamp and perhaps I could have done a better job stamping, but as usual I just try and get things done. I am not one of those "perfect" crafters, I make loads of mistakes and I am ok with that. Nobody knows what the finished project was supposed to look like so no one can complain either, right? ;)

For my sentiment I used the word thank you from the All Occasion Sentiments #3 stamp set.

I have also made a short video of me making this card, you'll find the video on the bottom of this post.

Hope you like the card.

Here is the YouTube Video:

Card Stock: Bazzill Basics Smooth White Cardstock (name unknown)
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black, Distress Ink in Seedless Preserves, Fired Brick, Faded Jeans, Forest Moss.
Stamps: Uniko Studio Natures Treasures 1, All Occasion Sentiments #3
Ink Spay: Perfect Pearl


  1. Beautiful and colourful card. Thank you so much for taking the time to do the video too as I've been intrigued recently at how that type of background is achieved with distress inks. Fantastic! x

  2. Love the colours of your sky! A very, very beautiful card. Enjoyed the video too!

  3. Beautiful card. Thank you for being so honest about your card making process.


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