Friday, May 23, 2014


Wow, what a quick month May has been! Too many volunteer obligations! Now, I've got less than a week to get the backyard photo ready for the prom photo shoot!

As I mentioned in my May Reveal post, my favorite stamp set this month was the Garden Silhouette. Just love it. Silhouette stamps and gardens - two of my very favorite things! Here is the sneak peak that I left you with.

I used two of the images from the Silhouette Garden set to make this simple card. Might make a few more of this to have on hand for upcoming birthdays. 

I made the background, with a gorgeous summer's night, just around sunset, in mind. Using an felt applicator and a few Adirondack Alcohol inks, randomly put drops of Stream, Sunshine Yellow, Purple Twilight and Meadow and dab onto white glossy cardstock. Add a little Blending solution to mute it down if needed.

The two images were stamped side by side in Black StazOnI then took a piece of the background and added more Blending Solution, to mute the colors. When it was dry, I heat embossed the sentiment using Versamark and Black Detail. It was cut with scissors and added with dimensionals.

A piece of scalloped white lace trim was folded around the back of the card front to emulate a window valance. Layered on to black, white and then to the black card base.

A quick and simple card - don't you just love those?

I'd like to enter this card in The Artistic Stamper challenge - In the Garden.

Thanks for popping by today, I'll be back in a few days to share some more cards from the May Reveal. Here's another sneak peak, using the travel mixed media set and some new but "dirty" embossing powders, to whet your appetite:

Till next time,




  1. Love that background! I used to do that technique quite a bit, but haven't in a long time. You inspire me to do some more of it. Great sneak peek too. I'm really enjoying the new dirty embossing powders.

  2. Beautiful background! I love the lace at the top too. Great job!

    April xo

  3. Just stunning Shona. I so love the silhouette image and the little lace curtain at the top.
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  4. Beautiful! Thank you for joining in with The Artistic Stamper challenge this month :)

  5. Wwo great stamping work, I love your silhoute stamp ans your gorgious alcohol ink background!!!


  6. Such a great card, Shona! LOVE that background! Goes perfectly with the silhouettes!

  7. Gorgeous card with stunning background! Love it!

  8. lovely the blended bkg colours...


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