Monday, 15 July 2013

A Summer Silhouettes hello

I have so many new stamp sets to play with I'm as happy as a pig in clover (although hopefully just a little more elegant!) But sometimes you see a challenge, like the wonderful ColourQ palette this week, and a favourite set that you've had for ages immediately jumps into your mind. Summer Silhouettes is a real 'must have' stamp set in my opinion and I adore it in this colourway. Come and have a look:


This really is the simplest of cards: I stamped a border of leaves and flowers down the left of the front panel and added a tag from the Tag-a-Bag accessory kit...


... stamped with my favourite 'hello' from the new Four You sentiment set. The stamping and the label were linked with a fussy-cut flower, left over from another project, which I decorated with a black candy dot. The card was finished with some more black dots doodled with the fine end of my black marker.


I'm pleased with this layout which I shall definitely use again. I provided a sketch in case you fancy using it yourself.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Wildflower Meadow, Four You
Ink: Gumball Green, Tangerine Tango, Summer Starfruit classic inks, Stazon black
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Basic Black marker, Tag from Tag-a-Bag accessory kit,  Neutrals Candy Dots, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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We had a wonderful weekend in Cumbria at a large 'cottage' we'd hired and with family arriving from all over the country. We were back very late so there'll be no wittering today but I'll have photos tomorrow. See you then,

11 comments:

  1. Fantastic! Love those pretty colors and the way you stamped down the side.
    Lynn

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  2. Beautiful card Vicky-your sketch is a lovely one,thank you for sharing it -i will keep it in my sketchbook :)
    Glad you had a lovely family gathering-you certainly had the weather for it did't you !
    Nessa xx

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  3. LOVE this! So elegant and so CAS. Right up my street!

    Hugs
    SarN xxx

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  4. Lovely layout Vicky, that stamp set is so versatile, I'm saving this sketch:) What a fab weekend for your get together, looking forward to seeing the photos:)
    Val x

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  5. Beautiful elegant card Vicky. Love the colour combo and that great layout.

    Kat xx

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  6. A beautiful card Vicky lovely colours very elegant.
    love Shirley.

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  7. Lovely card, Vickie, love the design you created from that sketch! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ this week.

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  8. Lovely card & beautiful use of the challenge colours. Might just have a go at your sketch! Hugs Bev x

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  9. Brilliant sketch, I do love the off edge designs!!
    Look forward to hearing more about your weekend away :0)
    Jenny x

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  10. This is so lovely Vicky! I love the use of the sketch and the zesty colours! :)
    Lizy xx

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  11. Totally cute, and great card! I'm so glad you joined us at the Colour Q this week.

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