Thursday, 13 June 2013

Three Minute Summer Silhouettes border

Of all the stamp sets in the Stampin' Up catalogue at the moment, Summer Silhouettes has to be one of my favourites and most used. But if you thought the set was just about flowers, think again! Come and see the fast card I made for my Three Minute Thursday slot today:


That little garden trellis in the set can turn into a rather interesting quatrefoil border! I stamped it in Gumball Green ink and coloured it in with markers. I chose these sugary colours but you could easily use more masculine colours for a male card.


The sentiment is from Delightful Dozen and used to say 'Thank you so, so much' until I doctored it with my craft and rubber scissors! I think it's important to make your stamps work for you. I added a die-cut butterfly (I keep these ready cut in a jar in every colour) and topped it with a gem to finish the card but again, a button would work for a male card or, if you had more time, you could stamp the border on scrap card and cut one of the shapes out and pop it up over the original with a dimensional.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Gumball Green classic ink, black stazon
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Markers, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, Basic rhinestones, stamp-a-majig
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My favourite story all over the internet this week is the one about PC Peach - have you seen it? Apparently the crown prosecution service demanded a written statement from PC Peach, despite being told several times he was a police dog, so eventually police submitted the requested statement:

Picture from Twitter

Unfortunately the prosecution service were unable to see the funny side of it (what?!!!) but it certainly brightened up my day!

Are you wondering what I've been doing with my brand spanking new stash? Well, I've been putting it away on my shelves and stroking it and if I haven't been able to resist using some of it on a card made for tomorrow, well who can blame me!

See you then,

10 comments:

  1. What a great idea to use the trellis as a border Vicky-and how pretty it looks in theses colours :)
    Love the statement from PC Peach-i bet someone in the office had a giggle making that !
    Nessa xx

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  2. What a beautiful project featuring, Summer Silhouettes. I love it so much that I have linked your post to our challenge site this week - http://stilladdinktive.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/spot-that-stamp-set-summer-silhouettes.html CONGRATULATIONS!

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  3. Very colourful card Vicky.

    PC Peach very good boy!

    xxx

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  4. Do you know, I've never, ever seen anyone colour it in? And yet here it is, looking so obviously good. Another, 'now why didn't I think of that?' moment. Great idea for a great card.

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  5. A beautiful card Vicky, I love the stamped border and subtle colours.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  6. Who knew! So versatile. Lovely card.

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  7. Fantastic idea for a quick card Vicky. I have that set and I love that trellis stamp. Just been checking out your gorgeous cards from the previous 2 days too while my broadband is behaving! I've been giving up trying to get online this week and just crocheting.

    I love the story about PC Peach too!!

    Kat xx

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  8. Beautiful card Vicky, I love that pattern.

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  9. Gorgeous card Vicky....love the dog story it really me me laugh

    Anne

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  10. What a great idea Vicky! I love that set too and love what you've done with it! :) The 'paw-written' statement made me chuckle too!
    Lizy xx

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