Saturday, 17 August 2013

Sihouette Flowers

I visited the Stamp Hut earlier this week, and spent some of my birthday money on a few bits'n'pieces...and I've used one of the stamps I bought on today's cards...it's called 'Silhouette Flowers' by Hero Arts:


Challenges for both cards:
On the first card, I started by blending 'Wild Honey', 'Spiced Marmalade' and 'Fired Brick' Distresss Inks on a piece of white card, before stamping the flower stamp using Versamark, and embossing it with clear embossing powder. I then belnded 'Black Soot' Distress Ink over the top (cleaning any excess ink off the embossed part) to create a 'silhouette' effect. The sentiment stamp on this card is from the 'Anytime Messages' set.


Challenges for this card:
On the second card, I blended 'Old Paper' Distresss Ink on a piece of white card, before stamping a Hero Arts 'Music' Background stamp (from the 'Serenade' collection with BasicGrey) on it in 'Pumice Stone'. I then stamped the flower stamp over the top using Versamark, and once again embossing it with clear embossing powder. This time I blended 'Spiced Marmalade' and 'Fired Brick' inks over the top. The sentiment on this card is from the 'Sending Sunshine' set by Simon Says Stamp.


Challenges for this card:

18 comments:

Shell said...

Gorjuss cards, thanks for sharing them with us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Shell xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Just stunning Helen. Loving the autumn colouring and silhouette wild flowers.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Sarah said...

They are both wonderful cards Helen, the texture is fab. Glad you spent your Birthday money wisely!! x

Viv's Visuals said...

Two lovely cards!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous as always hun....and I hope you are having a lovely weekend too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Durga said...

Love both the cards, the combo of the colors used are gorgeous, very well finished :)

lindyloo said...

Gorgeous cards thank you for joining us at dream valley hope to see you join us again soon
lindyloo x

Claire said...

Two stunning cards Helen, love the effects and colours you have created. Hugs, Claire x

Tracey T said...

Love how you've used your DIs to create these bold and beautiful cards, Helen. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

SuzanneK said...

Wow these are stunning, love the backgrounds too. Thanks for sharing with us this week, good luck with the challenge. Hugz Suzanne Sweet Stamping DT

catherine said...

So beautiful Helen and thanks for joining us at Sweet stampin this week
x catherine

catherine said...

I am back again Helen. Your flower stamp is beautiful with this lovely card and thanks for joining us also at Allsorts this week
x catherine

Sarah said...

Beautiful cards Helen. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week x

Heather G said...

Gorgeous cards. I usually shy away from silhoutte style stamps, but I love what you've done with it. Hmm, might have to pull out a couple of mine and give it a go. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations this week.
--Heather

rachel said...

this is really striking - love it - thanks for joining us at CI this week and good luck x

Julie said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Hugs,
Julie t

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Brilliant cards. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous cards.

Thanks for sharing at Dream Valley and Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x