Just a Silhouette
I love coloring. Even as a little girl, I loved coloring books and liked using different brands of crayons and markers because I would notice the difference in quality. So when I started stamping again, I knew I had to invest. I started with Spectrum Noirs (1. They were available for packs of 6 for only $8 at AC Moore and 2. Because they were alcohol inks and I could blend colors to give more depth to a simple stamped image). I, like many other Stamp Junkies, had to have them all. But once I watched more videos and sold a few more cards, I invested in Copics. Hands down the best. I still use both, but I love my Copics!
Now, for this card, as much as I love coloring, I had a vision of making a shadow of a person using Unity Stamp Company's "Beach Girl." Using Bristol Smooth paper, I stamped her off center and to the lower right side of the card piece. I then took my black Copic marker, you know, the one we almost never use, and filled in the "Beach Girl" completely. Don't be scared... it'll make sense in the end.
Then, using a combination of Distress Inks, I blended colors in an ombre fashion. Now you can make it look like a sunset, sunrise, dusk... or just something fun. To add a little extra, I used some stamps from the "You Will Shine" and "Bloom & Simplify" to add subtle messages on the card.
Lastly, I stamped the sentiments "imagine it. believe it. achieve it." on black card stock and embossed it in white. Then I trimmed each of the sentences out individually to place them on the cards.
Paint splatter, gold washi tape and striped paper all add a little extra pop on these cards. You can add sequins, twine and anything else you'd like. This silhouette technique allows you to focus on other aspects other than the actual image.
Thank you so much for following along and I hope you enjoyed this technique.
Until next time... happy crafting!