Friday, 20 April 2012

Pocket Silhouettes thank you

I thought the colour challenge at the ColourQ this week was crying out for geometric patterns but in the end I went another way. Here's the fabulous palette...

... and here's what I came up with:

I stamped a golden meadow using some of my favourite grassy stamps from Pocket Silhouettes and Autumn Days, sponging a little colour round the edges.

I expect you recognise the butterflies - I use them all the time! They're cut with my Beautiful Wings embosslits die and attached using glue dots. I wanted to add a little more black to the card so I doodled black bodies and antennae with the fine end of my black journaler.

The sentiment is stamped onto a strip of Whisper White card stock, but have you noticed the black border? It's made with the Postage Stamp punch and I rather like the effect!

I based my card on last Friday's sketch from Clean and Simple Stamping, although I've taken rather a lot of liberties with it!

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Autumn Days, Thank You Kindly
Ink: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Basic Black
Card stock: Basic Grey, Basci Black, Whisper White
Other: Postage Stamp punch, corner rounder, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, journaler, stamp-a-majig
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Yesterday I was talking about how to make your card making work to help others - for example playing along with the St Lukes Charity Challenge - but I know that a lot of card makers are also brilliant with other crafts. If you are able to knit, you could join in with making baby clothes for the Fish and Chips babies - babies who are sent home wrapped in newspaper as they are born into such poverty there's nothing else. Click here to find out how to help.

Rain is forecast all across the British Isles this weekend - whatever will we find to do? Happy crafting!


  1. I love your beautiful golden meadow, Vicky. Such lush, rich colours. I really like how you have graduated your grasses to give dimension. Super butterflies, too xx

  2. SUPER! Love the way you used the Pocket Silhouettes and that Postage Stamp punch. So pretty.

  3. I am just in love with this colour combo. Beautifully done!
    Cheers, Karen

  4. Another one for my faves's bursting with your wonderful creations!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous. Love how you've used these colors. Ann

  6. Love everything about this card - gorgeous! Helen (Sydney)

  7. Such a stunning card - the colours are so warm and lovely!!


  8. A beautiful card Vicky, another stuner. I love the design and colours, and a brilliant idea to use your punch as a border one.

  9. Beautiful card Vicky, I just love those colours.


  10. Just stunning Vicky it never seems to amaze me how many times this stamp set comes out the box and looks so different each time !!! just love the colour combo too might just have to Case this one for the OAP class if you dont mind have a great weekend Luv Sue x

  11. A lovely use of Autumn Days , Vicky; I know you love this stamp and the colour mix is beautiful. I actually purchased this stamp based on how you showcased it on your lovely cards - haven't used it yet though !
    Jane x

  12. This is lovely Vicky, one of my favourite card styles. Can you give us more info on how you used the postage punch please? I am always thrown when they say Dusty Durango so was pleased to see the colours you used.

  13. Lovely card Vicky...beautiful Autumn colours...the little embossed butterflies are gourgeous


  14. OMG! I just LOVE this card Vicky.

    And even though I'm don't tend to use butterflies on my cards, I simply MUST HAVE those embosslits as they are such pretty shapes.

    Oh dear, the WET kind of sunshine is forecast at the weekend? Oh well . . .that' PERFECT CRAFTING WEATHER then! xxx

  15. Stunning, Vicky. Love the colours and the design is perfect x

  16. Go to the top of the class Miss Vicky! I love the colours and the stamp sets are two of my favourites. Would never of thought to use the postage stamp punch as you have but will certainly give it a try.
    It's lovely and sunny here at the moment a nice change from the hail we had yesterday!
    L x

  17. Just brilliant Vicky - you rocked those colours. I really wish I could knit - tried and tried but just can't get my brain around it - I'd send stuff it I could.

  18. Hi Vicky, Fantastic card and gorgeous stamping , love the embossed butterfly fab creation.
    I am just catching up viewing as I have been poorly, feeling much better now and will be posting soon.
    You have been making some fabulous cards since I have been away
    well done Hugs Elaine

  19. wonderful colours Vicky and just the sort of stamps I was looking for at Ally Pally:) Love grasses and I'm definitely going to get the butterfly die!
    Val x

  20. Pocket Silhouettes was my first thought when I saw this challenge and then, with one thing and another, I didn't find time to do anything. I love your beautiful butterfly garden! They are going to retire Pocket Silhouettes here. Sob, can you imagine not having this set in the cattie? I hope there will be something similar and even better in the new one.

  21. This is beautiful, love the colour combo and I know I've seen those little butterflies before, but they look fabulous, love love love the card.

    PS thanks for the lovely comments you have left me.

  22. This is just lovely Vicky, it reminds me of autumn, and harvest festivals! Wonderful stamping, and a great use of these stamps.

  23. I love the way you have used the colour combination, it works perfectly. The Pocket Silhouette stamps are great aren't they, they were my first Stampin' Up purchase. I'm busy making little jumpers for the Fish and Chip babies, got my mum on the case too. Take care x x

  24. Beautiful card Vicky! I like the postage stamp effect to, certainly makes the card pop. Thanks for your visit, your comments were just lovely!

  25. This is a beautiful creation Vicky - love the stamped grasses and the gorgeous colour combination. The butterflies are the perfect embellishment, and really bring the scene to life.

    Have a lovely Weekend - Sylvia x

  26. Absolutely beautiful! I should dig these two sets out again and have fun with them, in case they're retired in September.

  27. Ahh Vicky, this is so beautiful. There's something very calming about it. M x

  28. Such a gorgeous card Vicky, love how you used the grassy stamp . the touch of black really makes the images pop. A stylish and beautifully crafted card.


  29. A Fab card Vicky, I must get these stamps they're simply delicious.

    The rain this weekend is a good excuse to craft, however, I will be watching the Grand Prix aswell as crafting!!


  30. So pretty and you've used the colours beautifully. x

  31. A very pretty card ~ I love those colours together. Sarah x

  32. More fabulousness Vicky, just can't get off your blog today lol :) Viv xx

  33. I have the Postage Stamp punch, but for the life of me cannot figure out how to get a border from it. I looked at your index list on the right of the blog and checked your tutorials -- but came up empty. Please advise how this is done. Thanks.

    1. It's nothing very high tech I'm afraid - I simply punched out lots of postage stamps and glued them next to each other on the back of the sentiment strip! Vx


I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x