Thursday 25 August 2011

Pocket Silhouette roadside cards

Do you remember me saying that I'd show you some cards made with the punches from the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack? Yes, I know it was a little while ago but I have two to show you today! These cards were inspired by my travels up and down the English countryside just lately - the roadsides in summer can be absolutely beautiful! Come and have a look:

Both cards are made using the emboss-resist technique but I've stamped more and gone heavier on the ink on the right-hand one. I can't decide which I prefer. I really like the layout though and will definitely be using it again.

Here's a close-up of the paler version.  First I masked off the bottom of the card base. Then, for this one, I inked up the plant image with versamark, went over just the stems on the stamp with an Always Artichoke marker, then stamped and clear-embossed. After cleaning the stamp, I stamped a couple of the plants in Pear Pizzazz ink and then sponged over the top of the stamping in Pear Pizzazz ink then Bashful Blue above it.

Here you can see the background and the punched flowers on top. I gave the flowers a simple centre with a Poppy Parade marker. You can also see the bits in the Confetti card stock - I love the way these add to the natural look of the design.

The sentiment is stamped in Poppy Parade too - it's such a lovely, summery red! I scored lines above and below the sentiment to add a bit of detail and to give the sentiment a good home!

This is the darker card. It's made exactly the same way except I didn't keep the seed heads and the stems separate but just stamped the whole plant image into versamark and ink before clear embossing. (I'm not making much sense am I? Please do ask me if you want to know any more!)

This close-up shows that the background is a bit more detailed than the pale one. Oooh I do love those four-petalled flowers over the top!

And the sentiment is the same as before except that it gets only one scoreline above and below the sentiment.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Just Believe (sentiment)
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, versamark
Card stock: Confetti White
Other: Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, markers, clear embossing powder, heat gun, scoring blade for Fiskars trimmer, stamp-a-majig
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593 and I'll be happy to help.

I woke up last Wednesday morning with these cards in my head and dashed downstairs to make them and see what they'd be like. I could've spent hours coming up with different flowers, different colours, different layouts... but of course I was supposed to be getting ready to go on holiday! I shall definitely come back to this though.

Thank you so much for popping in today - I've really appreciated your visits this week. Don't miss tomorrow's post when I'll be showing you how I rescued one of my disasters from the bin! Hope to see you then,


  1. Absolutely fantastic, Vicky! Beautiful stamping. Love your masking off technique, and those sweet flowers are perfect! x

  2. Oh, these are gorgeous, you clever thing!! LOVE these little cards (if I had to pick a favourite it'd be the lighter one) .... how sweet.

  3. I really like the red centers on your little white flowers. Such a nice touch.

  4. Another set of beautiful cards.

  5. Beautiful cards Vicky. Love the cute flower heads you've created using the itty bitty punches!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  6. Hi Vicky

    I am loving both of these very much!!

    A beautiful finished look.

    Love Jules xx

  7. Love both of them Vicky - hard to pick a favourite!
    M x

  8. Great technique with lovely results. Can't decide between them!

    Hugs, Sandra

  9. These are wonderful. I have those punches and need to try this.

  10. Hi Vicky

    Stunning cards them both ...i think i`ll have to get this set ....hugs sylvie

  11. Hi Vicky these are lovely I think the darker one is my favourite I shall have to have a go at this technique Thanks for the inspiration
    x Jane

  12. I'm crowning you as the 'Queen of Scene' Vicky...these are lovely and just as you say like the pretty roadside verges in the summer.
    I have to say I prefer the more intense greens of the first card and the white stems amoungst it! Beautiful :)
    Jenny x

  13. I can't choose between them, they're both lovely.

  14. Oh wow, Vicky! Those are beautiful! I love them both! I have noticed more wild flowers by the roadside this year than in a long time. I guess they liked the weather

  15. I love the way you sponged these and added the itty bitty flowers! Can't decide which I like the best!


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