Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Silhouette Hello


Hi, everyone! I hope your weekend has been great so far! We're enjoying a leisurely Sunday at home -- that doesn't happen for us very often! I got to spend a little time cutting up some new rubber from Cornish Heritage Farms. I really think there's something therapeutic about trimming a new set of stamps -- does anyone else feel that way?!? This set is Silhouette Blooms I, from The Kim Hughes Collection. As soon as I finished trimming it I wanted to ink it up right away. I picked up a scrap of paper (from the Kaleidoscope 12x12 pack by My Mind's Eye), and I built the card around it. I don't think this is my usual style or colors at all, but I do like it! I stamped the sentiment and one of the flower images on the paper in Basic Gray ink, stamping off a few times also, and I stamped the other image on the oval in Taken With Teal and Basic Gray. I sponged around the oval with Taken With Teal, and I pierced the scallops. The ribbon is Basic Grey taffeta and retired SU! velvet. The panels are mounted on dimensionals.

That's about it! I'm planning to play some more with this set and the others I received in my order from CHF, so I'll have more to share this week! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Silhouette Blooms I (CHF) Ink: Basic Gray, Taken With Teal (SU!) Cardstock: Basic Gray, Barely Banana, Whisper White (SU!) Paper: Kaleidoscope (My Mind's Eye) Other: Giga Scalloped Oval Punch, Mega Oval Punch (Marvy Uchida), velvet ribbon, Basic Gray taffeta ribbon, paper piercing tool, handheld rectangle punch, dimensionals, sponge

11 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Christina, it's a lovely card! I love when we step out of our box and try new things.
Happy to hear you all are having a relaxing Sunday!
Can't wait to see what you have to share later this week.

Kathy said...

Wow, that's so pretty!

theysaywordscanbleed said...

what a cute card

Mercy said...

this is so beautiful...love the silhouettes!

Julia Stainton said...

Gorgeous card Christina! I'm so glad you're loving your new rubber. That is one of my ultimate favorite sets!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous! I too love trimming new rubber...there is just something about it.
Hope the weather is getting better.

Laura said...

Love it! the silhouettes seem a perfect match! Love the blues and the ribbon...so perfect!

Alexandra said...

This is gorgeous Christina! I love the colors of blue, and the ribbon is totally yummy! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Amy & Joan said...

This is fantastic. I love the colours.

Susie said...

This is just so beautiful. Love everything you've done with it.

shel9999 said...

This is beautiful, Christina!! (But watch out...those Silhouette stamps are VERY addictive!!)