Today we're exploring the Waves of Inspiration - New Stampin'Up! Product Collection & Class (Part 2)
Designing Another Simple Card with Stampin'Up! Amazing Silhouettes Stamp Set

How to Design a Simple Card with Stampin'Up! Amazing Silhouette Stamp Set

Today I'm going to show you How to Design a Simple Card with Stampin'Up! Amazing Silhouette Stamp Set. I love silhouette stamps and dies--this one is a reverse silhouette...


So instead of the usual black image we can have white or any other color with a beautiful colored background.

Silhouettes naturally lend themselves to simple cards and here's today's...

TreeAnd a bit closer...

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The image is stamped on white cardstock using Basic Gray ink--it's a lighter shade of black so it softens the image a bit. Instead of using a die to cut the image (you are right, there are no dies for this image) I used an old fashioned technique called tearing.  By holding the image in your left hand just pull the paper toward you  with your right hand tear around the stamped image. Use your left fingers to help guide the tearing to keep it close to the stamped image..this leaves a beautiful soft border surrounding the stamped image.

The torn image is mounted on the new Layering Design Vellum. Since I chose the black printed vellum I layered it on white cardstock to give that great contrast.

It's all topped off with a bow of the Evening Evergreen Windowpane ribbon. It is a deep deep green that gives just a hint of color.

Since we're not using a greeting on this card--it's one of those gems that you can have in your stash and use for multiple occasions...birthday, thinking of you, just a note, sympathy...the list goes on.

Stop back by Thursday and check out another card using this set.

Remember: If you use this month's host code (VF9RTPMM) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).


1. Cut Basic Gray cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (card base).

2. Cut Basic Black cardstock 4 X 5 1/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue

3. Cut Basic White cardstok 3 7/8 X 5 1/8; adhere to black layer with liquid glue.

4. Cut Vellum (Design Layering) 3 13/16 X 5 1/16; adhere to white layer with glue dots under the script to mask them showing through.

5. Stamp image in Basic Gray on Basic White cardstock, tear around the image and adhere to vellum with glue dots. 

6. Cut approximately 6" Evening Evergreen Windowpane ribbon and tie in bow--adhere to image with glue dot.

Your card is ready for sending!

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