Tuesday, August 7, 2018


it's a pretty cool challenge, imo, at shopping our stash this week. we want to see projects with solid, silhouette-style images! they can be stamped or diecut or... well, i suppose you could do the old school trace-and-cut variety too, if you'd like. i went with diecuts though. see?

"row of poppies" die by memory box, cut from scraps of glossy black and white cardstock by the paper cut; background composed of strips cut out of colorburst-ed watercolor papers, in too many shades to mention; ink for edges: colorbox; cardstock mats: core'dinations; adhesives: xyron machine (for mosaic background) elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

obviously the most traditional style of silhouette image is done in black, so that's the card i made first, and i *like* it... but i since i chose to use quite a busy background-- it's another version of the herringbone "scraps" pattern i made for this card in june, but this time the scraps are offcuts of watercolor paper, painted with colorburst-- so i felt like the glossy black image of the memory box poppies just didn't stand out quite as much as i wanted it to.

so for my second card, i used a glossy white diecut, instead, which pops quite a bit more, i think.  

both versions are made exactly like the original herringbone card (there are directions and some process pics in the original post) i xyroned a panel of cardstock, attached all of my strips to it, and trimmed neatly around the edges. this time i also added a bit of machine stitching. then i affixed the silhouettes with little slivers of foam tape, so that it would literally stand out from the background.

speaking of designs that "stand out" my SOS design team sisters have a bunch more to show you, why not check those out right now? ♥


  1. Oh my, these are absolutely incredible!

  2. Both are AWESOME!!! If you made me pick one it would be the white silhouette card great stitching too and I love that background.

  3. both are gorgeous. I like the white a bit better on the bold backdrop...a pastel background or one with yellows and oranges would make the black pop. Fabulous.

  4. Such a labor of love, but soooooo well worth the outcome! These are both equally STUNNING creations!

  5. Both cards are amazing, the backgrounds stunning, the stitching perfection. I really love the die cuts, they are so delicate and look beautiful with the bold backgrounds.
    Fab Card.

  6. Those poppies are so lovely and your backgrounds....just gorgeous!
    The white makes a beautiful silhouette, I never would have thought to do it in a colour other than black!

  7. This is fabulous out of the box thinking! I really do love the way your mind works. Your work is so beautifully organized and so well defined. The interplay of color, scale, space and figure/ground is amazing. You killed it!

  8. I just had to chime in here and say these cards are AMAZING. Seriously, a work of art and downright inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing...

  9. GORGEOUS. These are like little stained glass windows. I am so into these that I think I'll try to CASE you today. Forget my chores! Ha! Anyway, so very beautiful.


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