Stampin' Up! Serene Silhouettes and Bright & Beautiful
It's the third Monday of the momth and that means it's time for the Stamp Review Crew. We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators focused on sharing a ton of ideas focusing on a single stamp set. This week it's a beautiful silhouette set aptly called Serebe Silhouettes. You have likely come from Yapha Mason's blog on your way through this amazing hop. If you get lost, simply click on the banner for a list of participants and get back on track.
Inspiration is everywhere. Last winter my partner Rick's identical twin brother took this amazing picture. I knew I would have the opportunity to use it sooner or later! What better set to use it than this one. You'll notice how the branches actually look a bit 3D. The technique is really easy!
- The image was first stamped in StazOn® Jet Black ink on Naturals Ivory (101849) card stock using a Stamp-a-ma-jig. Reposition the SAMJ ever so slightly up and to the left and restamp the image using VersaMark ink. If you plan on making a lot of these cards, create the image on vellum. It makes it much easier to position. Emboss it using White Stampin' Emboss Powder. (You could also skip the embossing and use Encore Silver Metallic Ink as pictured above. Click the image to see a larger version.)
- Next stamp the same image on Naturals Ivory using Real Red ink and fussy cut the birds. Glue them to the branch using 2-way Glue Pen.
- For the sentiment I stamped Hardwood on Naturals Ivory using Crumb Cake Classic ink. The sentiment was stamped on top using Real Red Classic ink. The sign's left and right edghes were cut using the small feather Framelits die and the sign was aged with Sofy Suede Classic ink using a Sponge Dauber. Simple!
Next stop on the Hop is Wendy Weixler where she'll wow you with her beautiful design skills.