Friday, August 23, 2013

Make a Splash!

Good morning, everyone!

It's Friday, so it is my day to post for the ScrapTownLady Blog! Since some of you have asked for it, I'm showing some more creations in the clean and simple catagory.



Sponged with a few blues here, hoping to give the impression of water and sky! Used my Perfect Layers Rulers to get the mats so neat and clean (see sidebar for details).

Here's what I did:

1. Sponge some distress inks on three focal panels.
2. Stamp image and sentiment on each panel.
3. Trim panels to desired size, and touch up the cut edges with distress ink.
4. Mat with black cardstock from scrap pile.
5. Adhere panel to piece of patterned paper, cut to 5.75" x 5.75".
6. Adhere finished panel to 6" x 6" card base.

Voila! You have three cards in 30 minutes!

Hope you like them - thanks for stopping by today!

Hope you will follow the ScrapTownLady blog, so you don't miss a thing - there is daily inspiration for all levels of papercrafters!


Designer Tip: When using a solid die, such as this Circle Shaker Die, it's difficult to know what will fit within each piece. Using a scrap piece of cardstock, cut a sample to store with the die. It's easy-peasy to pull those pieces out, and test them with your images before cutting that precious, hoarded piece of cardstock!
I gently sponged each of the pieces, to give you an idea of how many shapes you get from one single pass through your die cutting machine!  You can find this die in both circle and square at Scraptownlady!


Hugs and smiles, Patti J.

28 comments:

Donna said...

Beautiful cards, I've used this technique a lot since our stamping get together.

Danni said...

Very pretty and serene cards!! Awesome job!

Lynette said...

Beautiful cards, Patti! Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

richardbreaks said...

I love these, Patti! Your backgrounds are lovely.

Pam Sparks said...

Awesome cards with this neat stamp set! I love silhouette stamps...tend to collect them like how many other stamps! haha I'm glad you have it so I can enjoy it through you! TFS!

Bonnie Weiss said...

Really like your results from this technique Patti.

Dawn Carlyle said...

Beautiful.... I love how you ink the backgrounds!

Pam said...

Patty, these cards are so pretty! I love how you colored the backgrounds!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Just gorgeous, PJ!

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh these are all gorgeous Patti, your backgrounds are lovely! Thanks for the die cutting tip too ... so simple when you think about it (except I didn't hahaha) Have a great weekend :)

Amy Johnson said...

So lovely!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gorgeous backgrounds for your wonderful silhouette images.

Glittered Paws said...

Love this stamp set - (I may have to have it visit soon), and love the technique with the inking we did at my house last time - what a great background it makes.

Laurie Unger said...

What fun cards! Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous weekend!

Emily Thubbron said...

Great cards Patti. I love them all. I am going to have to try this technique. Thanks for the great tip about the dies too. God bless you my friend.

TheLakeslady said...

Patty what a georgeous array of stunning cards. I love the silhouette images on the brayered rainbow inks. Pop over and visit my blog when you have some spare time.
Kind regards from England
JoanP aka lakeslady

MaryH said...

Am lovin' what you did with these silhouettes & sponging. All the cards were lovely, and again, liked the way you did the mats & background dp. Thanks for the die tip. Will borrow that one! I'm seeing that several websites have those rulers, been thinking about a purchase. Wondered if I would really use a lot, since I trim with the Genesis cutter. However, sounds as though this tool would get more accurate results on matting. Happy Sunday, Hugs. TFS

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love your dies tip Patti and the stamping on each is so fantastic
Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Glenda Atkins said...

I love silhouette stamps and these are fabulous! Thanks for the tip on the die cuts!
hugs
Glenda

*Vicki* said...

These are all really stunning!! I love the gradient colors with the silhouettes Patti! HUGS

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful silhouette cards Patti. Love the images and the colors... the soft sponging behind the images look wonderful.

redwasher1 said...

Gorgeous cards Patti!!!

Lynette said...

I like your new picture, Patti:)

Carole said...

Love the cards Patti, each one is a gem. Thanks for dropping by and saying hello. It's so nice to know folks care. Hugs ... Carole xox

kssdesigns said...

Been outta the loop for a while and while I was perusing all of your lovely art I discovered you're going to be a grandma!! Congrats! I so look forward to seeing all the creations you make for your new grand-baby! And maybe even a picture or two when it arrives! Yeah for you!!

Mary Marsh said...

love all your silhouette cards Patty and thanks for sharing your designer tip

Sue said...

Love them all. Wow, three in such a short time and all gorgeous.

Congrats on your wonderful news from Germany, I am so very happy for all of you....I see a flight to Germany in a few months!!

Hugs
Sue
My blog disappeared and I was without a blog for two weeks, I have set up a new one until I hear from google that my blog isn't coming back....Ugh
new blog www.suesstamping.blogspot.com

Mau xx said...

Beautiful CAS cards Patti, I love each one. Beautiful sponging.
Huge hugs Mau xx
ps Love the new Slim you profile pic.
xxxxx