Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Serene Silhouettes on a coloured background

There are loads of things to show you from the Stampin' Up event last weekend but then I spotted some challenges on line and couldn't stop myself from joining in! Using a coloured card base is the order of the day at Less is More and there's the most gorgeous inspiration photo at Make My Monday so I put the two together to come up with this little number:


A Summer Starfruit card base (zing, zing, zing!) with a black image from Stampin' Up's Serene Silhouettes set stamped on a piece of designer paper and attached, bordered with piercing and finished with my favourite sentiment... Er okay, hands up everyone that's saying 'hang on a sec - it's one layer week at Less is More!' OH MAN! If I do this one more time, it's curtains for Crafting Clare! Let's start again shall we:


So, a Summer Starfruit card base, stamped in versamark with a gorgeous image from Serene Silhouettes...


... embossed with black embossing powder, bordered with piercing and finished with gems and my favourite sentiment from A Word For You! I also coloured the butterfly in with a Summer Starfruit
marker to make it stand out from the flowers. Do you know, I think Less is More one layer weeks can single-handedly take credit for my extra stash of cards!

Here's the gorgeous inspiration photo from Make My Monday... I think I'm going to have to make another one using the pink as it really does look gorgeous on this book!

Here's what you'll need to make these cards
Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, A Word For You
Ink: Black stazon
Card stock: Summer Starfruit, Whisper White (to line the inside)
Other: Essentials paper-piercing pack and tool, versamark, Black embossing powder, heat tool, Summer Starfruit marker, Basic Rhinestones, corner rounder, stamp-a-majig
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My daughter came home from school yesterday and was miaowed at in a loud, hollow voice by the cat. "Tuppence!" exclaimed my daughter. "Act your species! You're a cat not a trombone!" This is obviously one of a series as last week she said: "Tuppence - act your species! You're a cat not a squeaker toy!" That animal has a surprising repertoire of miaows! (And when I say animal I am, of course, referring to Tuppence not my lovely daughter!)

I'll be back tomorrow with more news from Telford. See you then!

27 comments:

  1. Hello Vicky,

    Stunning and brilliant cards, I may have to case your ideas.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  2. They're both fabulous & love them - must use my paper piercing mats more often

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  3. Fabulous cards Vicky(take one and take two !) So glad i am not the only one who forgets ! I have to write "ONE LAYER WEEK" on a Post It Note and stick it to my desk when i am working on my LIM's one layer week -i almost did it again this week too !
    Nessa xxx

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  4. Wow what beautiful cards Vicky, just love the colour and the stamping is fab as usual too :) Viv xx

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  5. LOvely cards Vicky, beautifully CAS!

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  6. Beautiful Vicky, I especially like the second one.

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  7. Fantastic stamping as usual Vicky beautiful cards .I love the images and the piercing. Thank you for joining us at MMM.
    Suzi B xx

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  8. BOTH cards are delightful. Love the black with the yellow . . . very striking. xxx

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  9. Haha Vicky you make me chuckle with your non-one layer cards!!! You could have fooled me with it and said the square had been sponged with lighter coloured ink!!
    The colours are a perfect duo... Need to get my thinking cap on for this challenge :0)
    Jenny x

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  10. Hi Vicky - I love these - the black and summer starfruit are just gorgeous together ! Glad to see someone else is loving paper pricking - so relaxing !!! Brilliant to meet you on Saturday BTW - at last !!! Jane xxx

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  11. Two very striking CAS cards, Vicky. Love how you pricked around your apertures x

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  12. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Karen x

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  13. These are totally stunning Vicky! You have made me give in and add that set to my order this time lol!
    Lizy xx

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  14. Hi Vicky, summer starfruit and black - rather yummy! Both are great cards. Lynn x

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  15. WOW! Jane Eyre was very nice to allow you to take inspiration from her. You have certainly done her justice, I love the colour combo too.

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  16. These are both really gorgeous Vicky and love the zingy yellow - a fabulous contrast with the black and the cards are so elegant.
    Thanks for joining in with our MMM Jane Eyre challenge and hoping we get to see some pink.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  17. Such beautiful cards, thanks for playing along at Make My Monday this week,
    Rosie x

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  18. LOVE this color combo, Vicky! Gorgeous use of ink and images to create a pair of amazing cards! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

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  19. Love both of these cards - I had to smile at your comments. I often misread details of challenges until I've finished the card. If in doubt read the instructions I keep telling myself!!

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  20. Two beautiful cards. Love the stamping on paper and the embossing on the second. x

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  21. Two gorgeous cards Valerie, I love yellow and black, good choice , loving the paper piercing around the images. Thanks for again sharing and supporting us at MMM. Caz

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  22. What a fab colour that card base is Vicky... and your stamping is impeccable!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  23. Gorgeous cards Vicky, Summer Starfruit is such a fab colour, thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

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  24. Oh you - came to say congrats on your LIM win. Then I decide that I like the first card posted even more. What unexpected colors. Fabulous.

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  25. And I came to say congrats on your LiM win too! It's lovely, and such a great contrast.

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  26. I somehow missed this brilliant card, Vicky, but I was not surprised to see it was in the Showcase at LIM! Love it!! (Both versions!)

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