Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Silhouette Technique - Wedding Card

Yesterday, Splitcoast Stampers challenged us to create cards using the silhouette technique. The idea is to stamp on the backside of a dark-patterned designer paper and cut out the image using the non-stamped side as a silhouette. One can also use die cuts or punches and achieve the same affect.

In my first card, To Have and to Hold, I used a heart punch on dark patterned paper, then edged them in brown ink. To create the central image, I used a sticker from the BasicGrey sticker sheet (cappella), attached it to the patterned paper I used for the hearts then matted that with dark brown card-stock. Finally, I applied UTEE several times to achieve a glossy rippled effect. The background paper is simply the flip-side of the dark patterned paper (that is one of the things I love about 2-sided patterned papers, they usually go well together). I edged the sides in brown ink to give it an aged-antique look then applied ribbon and a pearl string to the top and bottom. To allow the hearts to stand out, I applied Stickles around the edges. Easy-peasy! 

I LOVE this technique, and later today I will share a couple of other cards I created using this same idea.

Punch: Stampin' Up!; Paper: BasicGrey, cappella figaro, Stampin' Up!: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette; Ink: Stampin! Up, Chocolate Chip; Stickles, Frosted Lace

Thanks for visiting & happy stamping!
Lisa :)


  1. this is a lovely wedding card lisa.

    greetings karin

    1. It is really nice way to prepare wedding card. Hearts which are showing on the wedding card is looking more affective. Borders are also completed very good.

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