The inspiration for this encouragement card comes from three different card challenge blogs. I loved the color combination for this one. It’s so bright and cheerful!
I decided to make some encouragement cards to send off during this whole COVID-19 quarantine isolation thing. We all can use some happy mail right about now! How are you coping with the quarantine?
How To Video
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I was excited to see that Blackberry Bliss was one of the colors in their challenge this time. I have been using a lot of that color lately. Make sure to check out their design team inspiration as well as the other entries cards. Just click the button below.
Global Design Project #236
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Fab Friday #187
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UPDATE: My card was selected as a Fab Four from the submitted designs!
Silhouette Scenes Stamp Set
The Silhouette Scenes Stamp Set features beautiful silhouettes that symbolize love and adventure! The sentiments are perfect to inspire your loved ones. Also available in French.
Quantity: 10 cling stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, d, e, h
Stitched Nested Labels Dies
Creating your masking stencil
I used the largest die in this set to create my mask stencil for the ink blending on my card. Simply center the die on a 6″x6″ piece of window sheet and run it through your die cut machine to make your mask stencil.
You can make these with any general shaped dies you may have in your stash. Imagine all the endless possibilities for backgrounds. Plus, they are really fun to make!
Cleaning Your masking stencil
Once you are done using the masking stencil, you can wash it off with soap and water in the sink and dry it off. This only works with water based inks like Stampin’ Ups.
You can store the stencil with your dies so it is ready to be used again and again on other projects.
Inside View of the Card
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9 thoughts on “Silhouette Scenes Blended Background Card”
Very cool background! I love how you did the colors on an angle! The bold colors really look great with the black silhouette! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!
Thanks Amanda! It was a fun sketch this time around.
So gorgeous, Renee! I love your coloring in the background – so ethereal! A perfect take on our sketch! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!
Thanks Heather! Really loved the sketch!
That is such a fun idea for a pretty background. Pinned!
Thanks for the repin!
Very cool design! Love the sponged background. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!
These are really cool! I love the drama and intrigue created by a dark silhouette image. Thanks for sharing and linking up with me.
Thanks Shelbee! I love colorful cards