Saturday, November 15, 2008

Our Creative Corner Challenge - Silhouettes

Hello & thanks for stopping by... My card today is for a fun challenge over at Our Creative Corner. Denise, our November host picked Silhouettes. The challenge is to make a card/project using silhouette stamps. Silke AKA Sparklegirl is our Guest Designer this week, for extra fun, feel free to add some fun "Sparkle" to your cards.

Since I don't really own to many silhouette stamps, I whipped out my Always stamp set from Stampin' Up! and used the bird. I got my card idea and technique from a card the Michelle Zindorf designed called "Cardinals Home". I have never cased any of her work before but after seeing this wonderful tutorial on her design, I felt a little more comfortable and gave it a go!!

The bird was stamped with Riding Hood Red on whisper white cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder. The heart was stamped in versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then took my Weathered block stamp and stamped it with Chocolate Chip ink over both the bird and heart. For a little extra detail, I added a fun ledge for the bird along with a hole.

To really give it a Zindorf touch, I sponged on Close to Cocoa around the whole card, then added the berries/twigs image. I then took Chocolate Chip ink and went around the card again but just not as deep & more so on the corners of the card. To finish the card, I added some fun ribbon along with the sentiment & tag.

If you get a chance to stop by Michelle's Blog "Freedom in Creating" she has wonderful tutorials on this technique PLUS many more!! Please tell her that Jennifer from Jennifer's Sweet Designs sent you. :)

Tomorrow I will announce the winner on my Card Giveaway PLUS I have another fun sample to show you using another technique from Michelle Zindorf. Have a wonderful weekend!!

17 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

This is just gorgeous. Love the warm hues. Hugs from Desire

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Beautiful card Jen. Very rustic yet feminine looking.

Leanne said...

Gorgeous card xx

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Pretty!

Silke said...

Hi Jennifer - this is a beautiful card!!! I love this Set too - you've made it look wonderful !!!

mzindorf said...

Hello Jennifer, Great creation! I love it. :)
Hugs,
Michelle Zindorf

Dawn Easton said...

Very pretty Jennifer! Love all that sponging!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Holy MOSES!!! That is just gorgeous!!!!

WOW!!!

Vicki

Cindy Haffner said...

Hi Jen. love your awesome, pretty, beautiful card. Happy Week-end.

Lynda Benden said...

Your card is just beautiful Jen! I love the colors you used and the sponging is fantastic! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Maria Matter said...

Jennifer, this is fabulous! Your background turned out incredible!! Beautifully done!
Blessings, Maria
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Amy Sheffer said...

You rocked this challenge, Jennifer!!! Gorgeous card!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Beautiful card, Jennifer. Love how warm and cozy it feels.

Maria Gurnsey said...

Oh i love this!! The shading totally rocks!!!!

Heidi said...

The shading is beautiful, I must give this a try! I can't wait for the results of our card give away- youi have fabulous work!

Nancy said...

Pretty card! Love the colors.

Shirley said...

Very warm and pretty too!