Friendly Silhouettes Happy Day Card

by Joanne James3. May 2021 15:13

Happy Bank Holiday Monday everyone! As is typical it's raining here in the UK so it's a great day for crafting! Today I'm sharing a card that I made using this week's colours over at Color Throwdown for an ombre blended background for another crack at the challenge over at TGIF Challenges this week. I also used the sketch over at Inspired By:


Here's my card that also bids farewell to another retiring stamp set:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I created an ombre background using all three colours and my blending brushes, then over-stamped this with the floral stem from the 'Friend Like You', adding the flowers to my Pear Pizzazz stems in Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride. I added a pair of black dragonflies in place of the circle on the sketch, although in hindsight I wish I'd masked off a circle to give it more prominence. I added a black diecut for an additional silhouette of meadow flowers over the top and finished with a sentiment from the same set. I adhered the diecut at the base only, allowing the diecut piece to float freely:


So today's card is a final reminder that this evening is the last time you will be able to order those products that are retiring from the annual catalogue as a new one goes live tomorrow. Many items have sold out, but there are still bargains to be had - check them out in the online store here, but you have to be quick!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; following a quick visit to the garden centre this morning in what felt like arctic winds, it has rained constantly all day. So I've put gardening on hold in favour of crafting! I'll be back tomorrow with another project for this week's new challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches and of course the launch of the new Stampin' up! annual catalogue - I can't wait!  Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (5) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/3/2021 4:12:23 PM #

So pretty, Joanne!  Your blending is perfect and those silhouettes stand out so nicely!


Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
5/3/2021 7:53:41 PM #

Lovely great - that die cut gives it real impact


Tami Hewlett
Tami HewlettUnited States
5/5/2021 8:26:25 PM #

Beautiful card!!!  Love those colors and the ombre' background looks stunning with the silhouette!!!  Thanks for joining TGIF Challenges this week!


danni reid
danni reidUnited States
5/6/2021 2:43:26 AM #

The silhouette against that blended background is so striking, such a beautiful card!  Thank you for inspiring us @ IB this week!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
5/10/2021 4:13:57 AM #

I'm going to miss this set... I loved it. And I love what you've done with it. The ombre background makes a magnificent stage for the die cut silhouette and the stamping beneath. You are a whizz!!


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