Saturday, November 19, 2011

LIM42 - Silhouettes and Something new...

Two weeks in a row...I can't believe it!! I'm certainly honored to have my cards showCASed.  Chrissie and Mandi...sending you a BIG Thank You! ♥♥ You made my day! ♥♥

 


I can't believe I've already finished three cards for this week's challenge  at Less is More (which is to make at card using silhouettes).  I might even get a couple of more finished!  For this first card, I cut the silhouette of the three carolers with my Cameo.  I cut a piece of white card stock with a curvy edge and layered it on top of the card base for my "snow".  I used a Copics B0000 to highlight the mound of snow and behind the carolers.  The carolers are pop dotted off the card and it looks really cool.  I also added a touch of glitter to make the snow glisten.  Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.


For this next card, I used a Papertrey Ink Christmas silhouette.  Punched it out with a 1.75 inch circle punch.  The background paper is actually a gold shimmery card stock from SU that I recently ordered.  I wish you could see how shimmery it is, but I can't figure out how to photograph it and get that to show.  I punched a 2 inch scalloped circle from the gold card stock to back the image.  Then I layered it on a die cut from Papertrey Ink.  I added the gold pen lines around the edges of the die with a gold Uniball pen.  The sentiment was generated on the computer using text boxes so that I could make the background black, leaving my sentiment white.  I also edged the sentiment with the gold pen.  I also popped the background layer off the card.  The black border on the gold is simply thin strips of black card stock that glued around the edges.


This next card was the result of me playing around with my Cameo.  This is one of the cutting files I have, but from experience I knew that cutting all those tiny little lines would probably not work well as small as I needed it to be.  SO....I figured out that I could turn the image black and print it on my laser printer!! How cool is that! I am loving my Cameo!  I decided to add just a touch of pink because it just looks good to me...and it gave me the idea to add just a touch of bling to the little girl's hat.   The sentiment on this card was also computer generated in my Silhouette program.


Now...just thought I share what else I've been up to.  I have a long way to go before I'm any good at it, but I sure have had some fun playing with these snowflakes.




As you can see, my quilled snowflakes are a little wonky, so I'll have to work on that.  It's really fun to put these together - but very difficult to photograph!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I truly appreciate your wonderful comments!  Until next time...

♥ Hugs! ♥



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34 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely silhouettes - so striking. I love strong contrast x

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous cards! I really like each and every one of them.
LOVE those quilled snowflakes! WOW! So pretty.
Lynn

Rosemary said...

it is always so fun to come to your blog and see what you have cooked up for each LIM challenge, susan. your cards this week are fantastic, as always!! (and i love your slightly wonky snowflakes!!)

StampnMichelle said...

The black silhouette cards are fabulous. Very elegant and beautiful cards.

Debgem said...

A super selection of silhouette images!! I love the last one with the touch of pink. Great snowflakes too.

Finally, congratulations on being ShowCASed!!

Kimberley said...

Everything in this post is absoluteley fabulous.

Mandi said...

Hi Susan
your cards were well sdeserved to be showCASed two weeks in a row
These, this week are nothing less than exquisite
Adore them
Thanks so much
mandi LIM

Loli said...

Hola Susan o better the queen of the cards???, fabulous cards Susan,,your carolers...wonderful!!!, the stamp of Betlethem, perfect and the little girl stunning!!, great job!!AAAAAh and you quilling snowflakes incredible.
A hug from Palma

Kathyk said...

WOW - such an array of fabulous projects - love the LIM cards

Kathyk

Suzilou said...

Oh my gosh WOW these are just brilliant the silhouettes are perfect love them all :)

Chrissie said...

These are all absolutely stunning Susan, I love the Nativity one, it's simply gorgeous!
Thanks SO much!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Julie Howard said...

Love the card with the carolers! Perfection. And wow... those quilled snowflakes - awesome! I may have to try that someday. I've seen the quilling stuff, but I never knew what I'd do with it. Now I know. :)

Suzanne said...

Those snowflakes are amazing! And your cards are so striking with their silhouette designs :)

Suze Bain said...

Fabulous silhouettes Susan, love the pink gems on the little girl's hat. Super snowflakes too and big congrats on being showcased! xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Susan
Fabulous cards all have the Wow factor....
Congrats on being Showcased.....You deserve it......
hugs sylvie
xxxx

Heidi said...

Wow Susan, what else can i say, these are all amazing, those snowflakes must have taken ages. the silhouette cards are so special especially the last one, beautiful. hugs heidi x

Faith A said...

OLh! Susan amzing work as usual, love what you have done with your cards, your snowflakes and your zentangles.

Victoria said...

You make me want a cameo! Love the cards - they are so striking and stylish. The snowflakes are fantastic too. Thanks for your inspiration

TAM said...

Cards are fabulous and those snowflakes are amazing.

Judy1223 said...

Well, it's no wonder you have been showcased multiple times...it may just happen again this week with these gorgeous silhouette cards! I love them all...wow! I am also quite impressed with your quilled snowflakes...you are a multi-talented crafter for sure!

Carol said...

Three fabulous silhouette cards Susan, love them all. Congrats on being showcased - well deserved. Carol x

Toulouse31 said...

Three teriffic cards, the snowflakes are way better than any I attempt!

Marrigje said...

LOVE the silhouette cards. I couldnt choose which one I like best, if you wanted me to.
The snowflakes are great. for a first attempt I guess you will be getting very good in this.

Sue said...

Fantastic cards and wow wow wow on the quilled snowflakes and many congratulations on being showcased two weeks on the run very well deserved as all your cards are stunning Luv Sue x

Vicky Hayes said...

I love how productive you are Susan - there's always a real feast of things to see when I come and visit here! Your silhouette cards are all gorgeous but the delicate feel of the last one appeals most to me - it looks like an illustration from a children's book of fairy folk! Love those amazing quilled snowflakes too...
Have a great week,
Vicky

Viv said...

Wow so many cards this week, just love them all.Well done for being showcased again too. Not surprised though your cards are always amazing :O) Viv xx

Jenny said...

Three fantastic cards Susan, the carol singers are wonderful in the glistening snow :)
You must have a lot of patience to make the quilled snowflakes...they look so pretty :)
Jenny x

Beryl K said...

Fabulous silhouettes Susan, and your quilling looks pretty good too. Congratulations on your recent showcase cards, they were excellent
Beryl x

GinaA said...

The splash of colour on your cards is FAB especially the pink on the 'Thinking of you' card. Great snowflakes by the way.

Aileen said...

Beautiful projects Susan. Love your silhouettes! Well done on your show casing. You deserve it. x

Jose said...

Beautiful cards, lovely work

Linby said...

wow-fab silhouette cards.
Linbyx

Bonnie said...

Wow! Susan, you may be showCASed 3 weeks in a row! All of these are amazing!

Sue said...

Wow, Susan these are fab. I just the Cameo myself and was thinking of getting some of these silhouettes. Glad you are loving your machine. I've yet to play properly with mine but already over the moon with the few things I have cut. Sue.x

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