Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge. Our chosen Stamp Set this week is Beautiful You. The amazing images in this set are quite retro / vintage, so I wanted to create something that would emphasise that quality. My inspiration came from the pictures below, which I found on the web when I was looking for ideas for this card the other day. Silhouettes were used to create portraits of actual people in the 18th and 19th centuries (amazing!), and were also used in jewellery making and pottery; do you remember the cameo brooches and the Wedgwood Jasper Ware pottery?).
Well, I ran with this idea and, using the “elegant” lady image from the set, created a cameo focal point for my card.
I’ve used the Layering Ovals dies to create the cameo look. I added a small floral image from That’s the Tag Stamp Set and copper embossed the splatter image from Gorgeous Grunge to ground the focal image. I also added a little Copper Metallic Thread behind and a few white hearts from the Metallics Sequin Assortment. It didn’t need much more so I heat embossed a simple one word sentiment from Beautiful You in white on black cardstock and this card is done! It was very quick to make.
That’s the Tag and Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Sets as well as the Metallics Sequin Assortment are all on the retiring list, so if you just have to have them, be quick! There’s a link to the list at the bottom of this post.
TIP: Sometimes less is more. Resist the urge to keep adding elements to your card. Lay the elements out on the card before fixing anything down so you can see what it will look like. You can play around – add and take away to see the difference.
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It’s time to say goodbye to products from the Occasions and Annual Catalogues to make way for all the exciting new products which will be coming in June. Some old favourites and some recent ones, and a load of paper, cardstock and also the 2014-2016 In Colours will all be gone by May 31 and are available only while stocks last! The retiring inks, re-inkers and cardstocks always sell out very quickly, so don’t delay in placing your order. You can see the entire catalogue of retiring items here, and don’t forget to copy and paste the Host Code for May – 74D3KFWZ – when you place an online order to receive a thank you gift from me. You can phone (0435 782 009) or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your order, or click here to shop in my online store.