Soulful SilhouettesPosted: July 13, 2020
There is a lovely new clear set of silhouette stamps in the latest Penny Black release. I’ve used it to create a set of co-ordinated cards in a simple clean style.
I chose some of my favourite distress inks to create slightly blended prints.
All the stamped images are from ‘soulful silhouettes’ and the sentiments are from the ‘trust me builder’ set.
I used hot pressed watercolour for all the stamped panels and white luxe textured cardstock for all the bases.
After inking the silhouette stamps for each design I gave the stamp a very light spritz of water, just enough so there would be blends and watermarks on the stamped image. I couldn’t predict how each would turn out so there are some dryer areas with no blending and some parts where ink has bled into the adjacent ink quite distinctly.
I often pop up my stamped or painted panels on pieces of foam but this time they are raised on just one piece of cardstsock cut a little smaller than the main panel.
The ‘trust me builder’ set is designed so we can make sentiments that begin with the words ‘trust me…’ then finish with one of seven different phrases. I kept the sentiments short using only the endings which are in a smaller simpler font.