Friday, July 09, 2010

Seeing Things In Silhouette

Mr lovely Belgian/German DCM teamie Rein, is setting the challenge for us this week.  If you've not checked out Rein's blog yet then you're missing a treat because her crafting is such a fab mixture of styles and techniques, she somehow puts it all together waves her special magic and makes it work.
It's Rein here, and my dare for this week is
you could use a cut-out image, a stamped image or whatever you like to make them, 
but we'd like to see at least one silhouette on your card this week.
 I'd forgotten how silhouettes make such a good design element for a card and I've been hunting around looking for good things to work as silhouettes on future projects - I'm thinking they'd be great for man's cards and being in silhouette means the colouring-in problem doesn't arise (cunning, what!).

For my card this week I've gone down the simple black and white route and made this wedding card.
I found the picture on the web and just converted it to a black and white image so that it would cut out on Mr Robo.  I cut it a couple of times and matted them together with some chipboard scraps between the layers.
Scalloped circles:  Nestabilities
 "Style Flowers" embossing folder and entwined hearts die cuts are Cuttlebug
Black card is the slightly pearlised Bazzill (I forget what it's proper name is, sorry)
"Congratulations" is Robo cut
The easel is made from a 14cm sq card.
I made the miniature bouquet using bits cut from prima flower, wire and beads, plus some green handmade paper.
Other materials: wide white cotton lace, "red hearts" satin ribbon, wired rose and rosebud, pearl bead strings, small silver heart brads

I hope you like the card, and I also hope you'll head over to the Daring Cardmakers to see what the other girls have made this week - there are some fab ideas for and ways of using silhouettes over there.
I'm now heading out to water the garden before the veggies start screaming with thirst. It's the courgettes I'm scared of - they grow so fast I wouldn't be surprised to see them banging on the windows yelling "Water Me....NOW!"


Kaz said...

That's such a lovely card Kathy xx

Angelnorth said...

Really stylish card Kathy, love it!

Karen said...

WOW...this is sooo vibrant Kathy...LOVE it! X

Lythan said...

is the name of the Bazzill.
This is such a gorgeous card and that embossed background is the perfect finishing touch

Lynda said...

What a fabulous and elegant card - the silhouette is gorgeous. I'm sat here looking my Silhouette digi cutter and never even thought to use it! DOH!!!

Love Lynda xxx

Kath said...

A gorgeous card,Kathy. Very elegant.

lisa said...

This is fantastic, Kathy. What a great Wedding card. I have one to make for a Wedding we are going to in a couple of weeks and you have set me off in a different direction from my original idea with this inspiration. I love the silhouette idea.
Btw I just put everything on my craft mat and lift it into the conservatory and then bring it all back when tea's finished!! I'm terrible at actually putting things away, although I have tried to be tidy since I got my craft room!! When things do get finally put away I have to put them in their proper homes!! Bit obssessive I know!
Have a great weekend.
hugs Lisax

Janice said...

That is stunning Kathy.

Di said...

A beautiful card Kathy, I love the embossed background...fab x

tracy said...

thats lovely kathy :)

Allison said...

such a lovely card

Enfys said...

This is stunning Kathy, it jumped right out at me when I went for my weekly fix at DCM!
big hugs
En xx