Tuesday, 28 June 2011

On the Mad About Cards forum, we have started doing a bi-monthly card swap.  The theme is picked by a different member each month and for this month Anne chose the theme Silhouette.
Because I’ve been so busy doing wedding invitations and heading off to rock concerts :P I decided not to take part in this one – it felt so weird not taking part in it, so I came up with an idea and made one card that fits the theme.  Well, I think it does anyway! Lol

Here it is...


When I thought of silhouette’s I immediately thought of those oriental type shadow puppetry things, so I thought I’d like to try to get the feel of that.

So I got a small branch stamp with little blossoms on it that I’ve had for ages and always thought it looks oriental and stamped it a few times onto white tissue to make a larger branch.
I then cut an aperture out of my card base and stuck some acetate over the aperture before I positioned the stamped tissue paper over it, the acetate is to make sure I didn’t make a big hole through the tissue!


I then got some bamboo skewers and cut them down with a saw to make a frame around the aperture.  I used a hot glue gun to keep the sticks in shape and then tied some button twine from the Ribbon Girl around the joins.  I also made a frame around the outer edge of the card to hide the mess in between the layers!


I used the branch stamp again on the inside of the card which carries the theme from the picture in the aperture.

I took a photo of the card with the light behind it, to try to get the effect of the silhouette that I wanted.


I’m entering this card into the following challenges;

Charisma Cardz Challenge: White and one other colour
Mojo Monday: Sketch
Moving Along With The Times: Clean and Simple
Oldie But A Goodie: Anything goes
Pear Tree Designs: Stamp something
Tip Top Tuesday: T is for....Tissue – my tip is to put acetate over the aperture before attaching the tissue for strength.

Thanks for looking!


DesignerDiva said...

Absolutely beautiful! It's perfect
Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

coops said...

wow, this is fantastic sheena.beautiful stamp and flowers and your design is stunning, so clever :D

xx coops xx

Scrappy Scatty said...

absolutly wow! I love it
thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
Love Jan

Anonymous said...

TOTALLY TERRIFIC TANTALISING! Ohhhhh Brilliant job! tehhehe you think I like it???? I LOVE it!
Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "T" challenge, hope to see you next time, hugs Samantha

Lisa M said...

GASP!! It's gorgeous! I can honestly say that I have never seen anything like this. I love what you've done here and the way you display them just makes it even more elegant.
Thank you so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "T" challenge and your TIP is terrific. :)
Happy Stamping....
Lisa xx

Gemma said...

a lovely creation, thanks for playing along at Charisma Cardz this week! Gemma :)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, thanks for playing on our CAS challenge on MAWTT this week, Hazelxoxo

Anne said...

Hi Sheena your card is fabulous. Anne x

Elaine Stark said...

WOW what a brilliant card. It is so different. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Francesca said...

Absolutely Beautiful
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie Challenge


Susie said...

Wow what a stunning card, love the way you've used the bamboo! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

Juls said...

WOWZER!!!! this is just too amazing for words!!! Hugs Juls

Tracy said...

A Cute and pretty creation. Thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Caroljenks said...

This is just beautiful! What a great design.

Thanks for joining in with our 'T is for...' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week and also for that fab Top Tip with the tissue :)

Carol x

Rach said...

oh wow, that is gorgeous hun, looks stunning. hugs rachxx

Jilly said...

It is stunning card, I really impress which way you used the bamboos. It looks gorgeous. and really wonderful design, white color makes very attractive.
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