Monday, September 15, 2008

Pocket Silhouettes... (swap rejects)

I cannot get a good picture of this card for anything... it looks so nice in person, but just... I don't know, blurry and blah in picture. Well, you get the idea. So I have a swap due on FRIDAY and (shhh, don't tell) I just started designing for it last night. While I really like this one, it didn't make the cut because I don't have any more of the Pacific Point ribbon, and no other color will do- I tried! In fact, I actually cut apart the bookmark I made at convention to make this card- that's how desperate I was. (I can remake the bookmark with something else later- don't worry). The top row of flowers was stamped with white ink, middle row is Tempting Turquoise and the flowers on the label are in versamark.

Next up is another one I am happy with but after I made it I did some measuring and I don't have enough of the darker blue DSP left from Urban Garden to make 15 of these so it got scrapped as well (the idea, not the card). This is fairly self-explanatory I think. The sentiment piece is stamped on the new Large Oval with a scallop punched piece behind it. Colors are Baha Breeze, Not Quite Navy and Vanilla (decided later that Whisper White works better with these colors).
And finally, this one... another toughie to photo but I think I got it OK. This is done with the chalkboard technique. Stamped the flowers in white ink on the black cardstock then daub (yes that's a term) chalk over the ink which it sticks to. The scalloped strip at the top is Almost Amethyst a former favorite of mine, so I used that color chalk as well as the dynamic duo of Amethyst which is Lovely Lilac (check SU's color wheel if you don't believe me). For the stems I used Old Olive I believe. The label is punched out of vellum cardstock so the stems show through- which is the look I was going for and it worked. Of course the only downside is the backside of the brad is showing on the inside of this card. This is my first use of the filigree brads which I will continue to hoard until they are no longer available probably! That's just what I do with stuff I absolutely love! I'm not sure why this one got rejected- I guess I just wasn't sure it is up-to-par for Great Swaps stuff...
Does it look like I'm addicted to the new Scallop Edge punch?? Well, maybe so! And this stamp set... hey, it's on sale this month so why not! Plus, SU is looking for "Silhouette" projects for October's contest among demonstrators so maybe I'll send these in... we'll see. (If you're a demo thinking of submitting something consider these covered under a copyright blah blah blah, you know what I mean- don't copy them and pretend they're yours please.)
I will be posting these in my SCS Gallery sometime today so if you are looking for more specifics on product used check here. Just so you know, they are SUO (Stampin' Up! Only) like the vast majority of my stuff.
Thanks for looking and stop by again!


  1. Love 'em all. More stuff for me to CASE and profile on my blog!

  2. Wow! Fabulous cards!! Hope I might be getting one in a swap, hmmm, guess I better go check the database! I love that chalkboard technique with the silhouettes, gorgeous! And I did panic when I read you cut apart your bookmark, so glad you reassured me! lol!

  3. super cards, Kristin. I love the long note size you have been working with. The colors on these are fabulous and I love that chalk technique!

  4. hi kristin! I'm loving all of these cards and the others you did using this set. I really need to get it out and put some ink to it. I especially like the chalkboard technique one!

  5. I really like what you've done with the Pocket Silhouette's set. You have such a knack for colors & layouts.


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