Friday, April 28, 2017

Best Wishes

Silhouette images always appeal to me, which is why I have Penny Black's stamp set called silhouettes.  When I saw that was the challenge at Double D, I determined to use that set--maybe for the first time.  
I began by using my new NUVO stencil brushes to add Distress Inks tattered rose & cracked pistachio over the MFT Fishnet stencil.  Then I die cut it with Spellbinders Labels 18 & stamped the image several times in Brilliance Starlite Black--a beautiful shimmery charcoal ink.  Couldn't find anything I liked for the background, so finally just brushed the card front with the same 2 inks.  For a bit more shimmer, I brushed on perfect pearls--works great since Distress Ink doesn't dry immediately.  
I die cut the next size down label from fun foam & attached it to the focal point & then to my card.  Keeping things simple, I just stamped the 2 words from W&W Big, Bold, Seasons in Starlite Black & trimmed them out.  Now I just need to find a Spring bride to give this to--haha!  I'm also entering CropStop, SSS Wednesday, Stamplorations CAS challenge & Word Art Wednesday.   Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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25 comments:

  1. love the effect you got with the stencil brushes on the silhouette, Greta - the perfect pearls are a wonderful addition - never heard of Nuvo brushes - will have to check that out! happy weekend!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful Greta! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Silhouettes’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  3. What a beautiful card, Greta! Love the perfect pearls effect you created and that lovely stamped image! Thanks for linking up to the Cropstop blog! It makes my day to see your lovely work in the gallery!

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  4. Beautiful design, Greta!! The shimmer is gorgeous!!

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  5. Stunning background Greta. I just bought the Nuvo brushes and can't wait to try them out. A fabulous card all round

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  6. Soft, delicate and oh so elegant. Love the background and the shimmer you achieved. I don't know Nuvo, so I'm off to check them out too.

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  7. The gold perfect pearls really add such a sweet feminine touch to a beautiful image. Oh those Clarity brushes. I keep looking at them and see such lovely results like you have on this card. I've been so good this year. Now my wish list is starting to grow.

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  8. Beautiful silhouette with lovely soft colors! The perfect pearls gives it a wonderful shine, so pretty! Have a great weekend!

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  9. So pretty Greta! Very elegant! Love the shimmer and shine!

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  10. Beautiful design! I love your color palette and the shimmer + the elegant CAS look, great work!

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  11. Your background is stunning, Greta! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

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  12. Your background is subtle and elegant and that silhouette stamp is a gem. The first thing I thought when I looked at this card was; chic! And the touch of shimmer is perfect. Fab use of that silhouette stamp; I am looking forward to see more:)

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  13. Oh your image is so beautiful and I love the dimension that you got using the fun foam! Beautiful stenciling, love the shimmer of the Perfect Pearls too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Donna, DT Member.

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  14. Wow, love those gorgeous pastel colours and the perfect pearls in the background. So stunning! Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

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  15. Such lovely elements all coming together beautifully. Delicate dusting of the distress inks and love the idea of the perfect pearls x Also loving the light stencilled background behind the pretty dark silhouette x

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  16. Beautiful designed creation, very creative, for our current SILHOUETTE challenge, lovely colours too...hope to see you next challenge.. Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

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  17. Keeping the background the same colours as the image die cut makes this card look stunning. My lilac has looked spectacular this year. Never had so many blooms on it before. Enjoy yours.
    Hugs Mrs A.

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  18. Oh this is lovely Greta. I like that you used the same shades in your background as in the stenciling it brings it all together.

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  19. I love the soft colors in the background for your pretty silhouette. this is a BEAUTIFUL card Greta!

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  20. Just love the fishnet behind the silhouette, Greta!

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  21. Stunning and so elegant!! Thanks so much for playing along at Double D ... I love your take on the challenge!

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  22. That delicate stamp looks so pretty paired with the pastel colors and the shimmer!

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  23. I love this, so sweet with those colors!

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  24. Soft and pretty colours. I love it. I am so glad you joined in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Thank You so much. Gayatri xx

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