Monday, August 1, 2022

Silhouette Cards

I had some fun this month, just using one stencil set from A Colorful Life Designs.

It is a mask set called Marvelous Masks Deckled Rectangle Stencil. Here is the image from the website:
There are 4 stencils plus the inner 4 pieces - a total of 8 pieces. You can layer them, use them separately or together. Really fun with all kinds of ink blending, which is what I did. For all 4 cards, I used Hammermill Premium Color Copy Cover 100 lb. I did buy this for hot foiling, but found it works really well for ink blending too. But be careful with anything a bit too sticky on it, such as postage notes, etc., it can tear.
For the "Thoughts and Prayers" card shown above I used the smallest opening and moved it each time and overlapped the previous color. The Ranger Ink's Distress Oxides colors I used were: Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey and Squeezed Lemonade.
My "Thank You" card used the 3" Rectangle with Distress Oxides: Twisted Citron, Crushed Olive and Lucky Clover.
"Wishing You Well" was again with the 5" Rectangle and Distress Oxides: Spun Sugar, Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet.
Lastly, "Sending Love" used the 4" Rectangle with Distress Oxides: Salvaged Patina, Salty Ocean and Prize Ribbon.
I used Pink and Main's stamp set called Wildflower Silhouettes which I believe was in a Monthly Subscription box and no longer available. But any silhouette stamp would work perfectly with this technique. I always use Altenew's Obsidian Black Pigment Ink for I find it is the absolute darkest black. It takes a minute to dry, so be careful!

Thank you for joining me today. If you are interested in purchasing from A Colorful Life Designs (a small business owned by one woman!) I have a discount code for 10% off your entire purchase (excluding bundles): AnitaFan10

I would like to submit to the following challenges:
NBUS - both the stencil and the stamp set

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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. These are beautiful silhouette cards, Anita! I am bookmarking this so I can reference your gorgeous color families the next time I do some ink blending. So thank you for that and thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

    1. Thank you so much, Darnell! I always love your kind comments.

  2. Fabulous silhouette cards, the colours are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your cards over in the NBUS challenge this month.
    Liz - Guest Designer. xx

    1. Thank you so much, Liz! Your cards are beautiful, too!

  3. I love these! I need to create a set of note cards for a client and your project has jump started by mojo! Thanks for the inspiration, and thanks for playing along with us at A Place to Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    A Place to Start
    613 Avenue Create
    Redora Lee Designs
    Chana's Creative Corner

  4. What a lovely collection of ombre cards AND using NBUS!




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