Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Silhouette Sentiments notecard

I love the beautiful blues in the Stampin' Up colour range and I've chosen two of my favourites, Baja Breeze and Pacific Point for the card I'm showing you today.

It showcases the stunning hostess stamp set Silhouette Sentiments. This set contains four sentiments and four delicate plant images, one with a sweet bird. The little flower I've used here works well stamped repeatedly over a sponged background and the pretty leaves on the Baja Breeze mount was actually created with the stamp with the bird on it!

I love the way the sentiments fit beautifully in these frames from the Hodge Podge hardware set. This hardware is a fabulous tin packed with metal accessories - assorted frames, brads and ribbon slides. I would usually recommend the set but I do so even more enthusiastically this month as it's on special offer - only £20.76 down from £25.95. 

Here's how to make this card:
  • Cut a 7cm square of Whisper White card stock.
  • Using a post-it note, make a mask to fit the frame from the Hodge Podge kit. Stick the mask onto the card stock where you want your sentiment to be.
  • Sponge the top half of the card stock with Marina Mist ink and the bottom half with Certainly Celery ink.
  • Colour the flower stamp with Pacific Blue and Old Olive markers and stamp onto the sponged background. Repeat this until you've made a little garden on your card stock.
  • Remove the mask and stamp a sentiment in the white space using a stamp-a-majig for accurate positioning.
  • Cut a 9cm square of Baja Breeze card stock.
  • Making sure the bird won't show when the floral panel is attached, stamp the bird-on-leaf image all over the edge of the card stock, using Baja Breeze ink. Glue the floral panel in place.
  • Pierce holes in the card stock and attach the frame with brads.
  • Cut a 10.5cm x 21cm piece of Whisper White card stock. Score and fold in half to make a card base and glue the panel to the card front.

Stamps: Silhouette Sentiments (hostess set)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy (sentiment)
Card stock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Other: Hodge Podge hardware, markers

Hostess sets aren't available to buy but are available as a free gift. You can get your hands on this one by doing any of these things:

In all of these cases you get at least £15 of free products of your choice from any of the current catalogues as well as the free stamp set! I know! Crazy but true! To find out more, do email me - I'm always happy to answer any of your questions.

Thanks for dropping by today. I very much appreciate your comments and emails and always love returning your visits where possible. 

See you tomorrow!


  1. oh Vicky... this is JUST GORGEOUS.. Love the colours, soft flowers.. beautiful.. really heart your stamping techniques.. :D


  2. I love these little flowers in blue and the way you stamped just the leaves from the bird image on the Baja layer. The silver frame is perfect! Another gorgeous card!

  3. Once again you have taken a stamp set that I barely noticed in the catalog and made it look fabulous. I actually had to take out my catalog so I could see what it was!

  4. Beautiful card Vicky! I especially love the patterned baja breeze CS layer you've created!
    Hugs, Vicky ~x~

  5. Beautiful card as always. Well done on your creativity. A xx

  6. hi vicky
    love the colours of this card ....another stunner...

  7. Those Pacific Point flowers are beautiful, Vicky. The card is perfect... love the way you created a background on the Baja Breeze. So pretty!

  8. This is so pretty Vicky, and I love the colours!!
    Margaret x

  9. Just love the colours and stamps here, lovely card :O) Viv xx

  10. This is very delicate and pretty, Vicky, your combination of flowers is lovely.


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