Summer Silhouettes Kindness Thank You Card angle

Summer Silhouettes Thank You Card

Summer Silhouettes Kindness Thank You Card angle I enjoyed making this Summer Silhouettes Thank You card using many techniques including embossing, using watermark ink, stamping outside the lines and outlining.

Let me explain each technique.

1. Embossing – I stamped the flower centers on the background and the main flowers with white craft ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder so they would show against the darker flowers.

2. Using Watermark Ink – Versamark ink will give you a watermark affect on any color cardstock.  In this case, I used Versamark ink to stamp the lattice pattern in the background.

Summer Silhouettes Kindness Thank You Card detail

3. Stamping Outside the Lines – I stamped the leaves on a piece of Whisper White cardstock that was 2″ x 4-1/4″.  Then I trimmed it down to 1-1/2″ with a paper trimmer all the way to the edge of the leaves and snipped around the leaves so they hung outside the border of the paper.  It’s a cool effect, which works great for leaves, flowers and trees.

4.  Outlining – The main flowers and leaves are outlined with the fine tip of a Stampin’ Write marker.  If you look closely you’ll see that the outline is free handed and not complete.  I love the look!  What do you thing?

Summer Silhouettes Kindness Thank You Card

Have you tried these techniques before?  Which is your favorite technique or which would you like to try?  Leave a comment below.

Enjoy!  Julie

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes w-#126445 c-#126447, Blooming with Kindness w-#126420 c-#126422
Ink: Wisteria Wonder #126985, Lucky Limeade #126984, Elegant Eggplant #126989, Whisper White Craft #101731, Versamark #102283
Paper: Wisteria Wonder #122922, Whisper White #100730, Elegant Eggplant #105126
Extras:  White Emboss Powder #109132, Heat Tool #129053, Paper Snips #103579, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, Regals Stampin’ Write Markers #119701
Stampin' Up! Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set
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  1. Gail Schoolcraft

    Julie–This is a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for explaining the techniques you used. I’ve attempted the “outside the box” idea before but had problems getting it to match my mental visualization. Now I know it will succeed–because your explanation “clicked” in my thoughts. =) Gail


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