As we draw toward the close of the Summer Holidays/Vacation period, some busy parents may be breathing a sigh of relief or celebrating in equal measure for the normal routines to resume and the new term starts!
Today I thought I'd share some cards made from the See a Silhouette with children at play.
At time of writing, the "Sprinkles" which are Stampin' Up!'s own brand of colouring crystals were still stuck in German Customs - all adhesives, liquids and powders require Safety Data Sheets and behind the scenes Stampin' Up! together with a German consultant who specialise in this type of work are working hard to get up to speed. It's all to do with Health and Safety, and those Safety Data Sheets which were formerly acceptable from the suppliers were no longer acceptable and Stampin' Up! had to submit their own SDSs for approval before the goods are released. I'm happy to report that these have now been released for sale! Yay!
Thankfully the See a Silhouette Designer Series Papers came to my rescue in the interim because the papers have a colour-wash background with the look of Pigment Sprinkles so I've actually used the DSP as my card fronts.
For the card below, I silver embossed the silhouettes of the boy with his telescope and the girl pointing at the stars on Basic Black card stock and used my trimmer to make incisions so I could fussy cut around the silhouettes and remove the top three quarters of the card stock. I raised these on dimensionals to adhere to the DSP.
I inked the constellation stamp and cluster of stars stamp in versamark and stamped directly on to the DSP and silver embossed the stars and adhered these to a Rich Razzleberry mat layer on a Night of Navy card base.
Shhhh! I'll let you into a little secret! My stamp slipped when I was stamping the constellation in versamark - difficult to see at any time because the ink is transparent - until I went to emboss it in silver! I had a double line, so I covered it up as much as possible with my sentiment and stuck a cluster of rhinestones over the double vision stars! Te he - never a mistake - just an embellishment opportunity!!!
To decorate the inside, I stamped random stars and constellations in Night of Navy.
Just a reminder to redeem those Bonus Day Vouchers by 31 August! At time of writing, we have yet to set eyes on the Autumn/Winter catalogue, and I'm leaving some "gaps" so that I can insert some sneak peeks once we're allowed to pre-order.