Monday, September 10, 2012

Penny Black So Blessed Vintage Silhouette

My order for a new Prima mask/template just arrived in the mail today.  It is so elegant and I wanted to use it to make a special birthday card.  The new Prima mask and the fabulous fall we are having here so far are the inspiration for my card.  Penny Black's "So Blessed" beautiful vintage silhouette is the perfect stamp for what I wanted to design.  For a fall birthday card I thought it would be fun to use a combination of vibrant oranges, reds and violets off set with a bit of green. Those rich colors fill so much of nature's scenery this time of the year. 

The main scene on the card is all one layer matted on piece of scrap violet card stock, then Stampin' Up's Concord Crush and Poppy Parade card stock.  The silhouette lady is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, colored with Copic markers and clear heat embossed.  Prima's Circle mask was the placed over her and sponged with a variety of Memento and Ranger Distress inks.  The mask was removed and after applying VersaMark ink with a marker, I clear heat embossed the sponged areas.  The mound of grass at the base of the card under her feet was made by using an old brass template from Lasting Impressions as a mask and sponging with ink.  This area was also cear heat embossed.  Then using more Memento and Ranger Distress inks I sponged in the background colors.  White gel pen was added for highlights along with a few dabs of Star Dust Stickles on the dew drops in the grass and in the air.

Thanks for looking.
Have a Super Week.  It's a gorgeous start to fall here.


Anesha said...

Very striking card, love the colours.

Cathy A said...

Saw this on Penny Circle, such a beautiful scene, the mask frames the stamped image beautifully

Lieselotte said...

I like the vibrant colors you used. Your masking and stencilling is so effective in combination with the silhouette stamp. Beautiful artwork!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Seamless and perfect masking Susan!

Kathi said...


Absolutely stunning. Gorgeous colors, coloring, and design.

I'm going to pin it now!!!

Linda Carson said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous! Saw it on FB and had to comment!! Love it!