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Friday, 25 November 2011

Less is More

Just a quick little post to share a card I’ve made for this weeks LIM challenge where Chrissie and Mandi what to see us use Silhouettes.

I really wanted to have a go at this as I wanted to try out making a snowy background using watercolour with salt salt dropped onto it but thought I was going to have to give it a miss when I couldn’t find a Silhouette stamp anywhere in my stash. Then I thought about one of my favourite Christmas stamps from Inkadinkado and wondered if I could cheat and colour it in so it looks like a Silhouette…..I think it works…do you?

Silhouette Christmas Card (1)

I couldn’t get a decent photo of this card today ( this was the best of a bad bunch) so the background doesn’t really show, but IRL it looks very good, the salt soaks up some of the colour and when dry and brushed away it also leave a slight bumpy texture where the colour has pooled around it. I will definitely be using this again for more Christmas cards as it was quick and really easy to do.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by.

Lisa

 

20 comments:

  1. Love the background - salt's brilliant, isn't it? Took me a while to work out what the stamp actually is but I bet it's lovely when it's stamped normally x

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  2. what a great idea... i bet there are a few stamps you could do that with!
    LOve the background
    Thanks for joining us at - OBG, MAWTT,DIVA's and LCI
    Lisa x

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  3. I've never tried using salt so will check it out...I'm sure it looks fabulous IRL! Quick thinking turning a line stamp into a shadow stamp...where there's a will there's a way lol. A very simple but effective card. Thanks for joining in the fun at LCI this week xx

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  4. Aww this looks really cute! Love the stamp. The background looks gorgeous - what a great effect the salt creates - really pretty card!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT
    Hugs Sue xx

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  5. What a great background - you did a marvelous job with that technique; love the silhouette! Super cute snowflake, a CAS card but very elegant!

    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week!

    Hugs, Michele

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  6. Gorgeous card - fabulous background technique.
    Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT and Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

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  7. Really pretty Lisa, fab technique, thanks so much for joining us at CES this week, Karenx

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  8. Fantastic card
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  9. A lovely card, super background. Thankyou for joining us at FSC this time.

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  10. Great work Thanks for playing along at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

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  11. Imaginative. At first I thought of "creative spot," but I see that this snowman. Oh I want this winter. Your card it brings.

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  12. This is gorgeous, but sadly you've linked it to too many challenges! We have a max of 5 at LIM!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  13. This is gorgeous.

    Thank you for joinging CES Challenges, good luck.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  14. Such a fantastic idea, love your Snowman and the little bird. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.

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  15. Beautiful card, that stamp is fab and it looks great as a silhouette. thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, hope to see you again soon
    Claire xx

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  16. What a wonderful card, love it, so simple and elegant. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck and hope to see you again soon! Pami x

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  17. also at LCI this week as well!! Pami x

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  18. Love that snowman silhoutte Lisa and your lush little snowflake!

    Thanks for joining in the Winter Blues at LCI this week and good luck with the challenge and also at MAWTT and Oldie But A Goodie
    Laurie xx

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  19. Great creation,

    Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  20. Super card !!
    thanks for joining us at Diva's this time hope to see you next time too
    hugs
    laney

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