Serene Silhouettes

Serene Silhouettes, Petite Pairs, Stampin' Up, Comfort CafeHere’s another sketch challenge for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.   Several demonstrators take turns presenting one each week on our demo forum, Stampin’ Connection.  This one really gave me a tough time.  Fortunately, my Rachel came by tonight and gave me a few tips.

I wanted to use the Serene Silhouettes stamp set, from the annual Stampin’ Up!® catalog, and I thought the Comfort Cafe’ designer series paper would work well with it, too.   I just got some neutrals designer buttons, so I decided to add a few of those as well.   Between Rachel and me (and Susie Nelson, who created the sketch), here’s what we came with.

Serene Silhouettes, Petite Pairs, Comfort Cafe, Stampin' Up

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The butterfly image is a “reverse stamp,” so I stamped it in Versamark and embossed with clear powder.  Then I colored the images.  After it was all together, it looked a little plain, so I masked around the Cajun Craze layer and stamped some of the flowers in Versamark.  The last step was to add the flower buttons and pearls and the In Color dahlias.  If I used a different stamp, changed the buttons and dahlias to brads and switched the paper to the chevron print, this would make a great “guy card.”  Maybe I’ll try the “re-do” tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day.

Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Serene Silhouettes, Petite Pairs; Ink:  Versamark; Soft Suede, Midnight Muse, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke classic; Paper:  Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze card stock; Comfort Cafe’ designer series paper; Other:  Basic jewels – pearls, 1-3/4″ circle punch, modern label punch, neutral designer buttons, stampin’ dimensionals, heat tool, In Color dahlias, aqua painter

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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4 Responses to Serene Silhouettes

  1. Diane Malcor says:

    Great technique with the clear embossing and coloring in the ‘open’ parts of the stamp. It really looks very pretty! tfs


  2. Kath says:

    I never thought of clear embossing and then coloring, but I will be doing it now.


  3. Linda says:

    So pretty! This is one of those sets I’ve been trying to tell myself I don’t need. Oh well, looks like rubber scrap casserole and shredded paper salad on our menu now!


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