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Monday, March 11, 2013

Nature Silhouettes 2

Hello stamping friends!  Are you ready for Day 3 of the SNSS March Release Features?  If you like working with silhouette images and you like Sweet 'n Sassy's first Nature Silhouette stamp set, you will love this next featured set, especially because there are matching dies to go along with it!


Today's featured set is:


And here's the matching Birds & Feather Dies!

This fantastic duo is a must have.  Imagine the gorgeous cards you'll make!  The possibilities are endless AND this stamp set also coordinates so well with our other silhouette sets!
  • Set includes 13 images
  • Set measures approximately 4" x 6"
  • Queen Anne's Lace image measures approximately 2" x 2 1/2"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp Set is priced at $15
  • Die Set is priced at $9.75
Here is a card I made with this set:


Creative Nugget:  This card was my attempt at CAS!  After masking off a border with Post-It notes, a paint brush and some distress inks were used to lay down strokes of color on watercolor paper that had been brushed with water.  The paper warped a little as it dried, so I used an iron, no steam, to flatten it. When dry, the images were stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  This panel was mounted to True Black card stock and attached to a Solar Crest card base.  No muss...no fuss...easy, peasy!  That's one of the advantages of a silhouette set...you can create a pretty card in no time flat!

Here's another card just finished this morning for the CAS and Technique Challenges over at Splitcoaststampers.



Check out more fabulous silhouette samples made by the talented SNSS Design Team by clicking on the thumbnails below.


Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away this very versatile stamp set AND the matching die set to one lucky commenter!

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Wednesday, March 13th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage on Thursday, March 14th.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit...have a marvelous Monday!


Hugs,
Cathymac

Card Recipes
Thoughts of You:
Stamps: Nature Silhouettes 2 (SNSS)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Solar Crest (Neenah), Watercolor Paper (Northwoods Rubber Stamps), True Black (PTI)
Accessories: Paint Brush, Water

Be Encouraged:
Stamps: Nature Silhouettes 2, Be Encouraged, Music Background (SNSS)
Ink: London Fog (Memento), Basic Gray, So Saffron (SU!), Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, and Rusty Hinge Distress inks (Ranger)
Paper: Solar Crest (Neenah), Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Accessories: Birds & Feather Dies (SNSS), Baker's Twine (The Twinery)

35 comments:

Teri said...

I love your cards! The coloring is fabulous!

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards. I like the falling leaves and the strokes of color on the first one. I like the layout and colors on the second.

Sherry said...

love both of your card!! I like the simplicity of the first one and the layout of the second one!

the primitive country bug said...

Both of your cards are so pretty! I especially like the watercoloring background you did. I hope you don't mind if I ask what is CAS? I'm fairly new to Sweet & Sassy so I'm in a learning phase but very excited about learning!

Jonia said...

Both of your cards are beautiful and makes me want this set even more. Thanks for sharing!

Stampin_melissa said...

Both of your cards are lovely, but that second card takes my breath away!

Cynthia said...

This is a must-have silhouette set, Cathy. Both cards are gorgeous!

muscrat said...

Love what you did with this set. The background colors are awesome.

Sabrina said...

Fabulous cards!

garden gal said...

These cards are absolutely beautiful.Great way to silhouette!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, so soft and beautiful. Mary L Schreiber

nyana janowsky said...

Beautiful cards! Great ideas.

Caroline said...

Great job on both! Love the "cut" image ..really draws the eye. This set has endless ideas running through my mind.

Jayne said...

Beautiful cards and wonderful stamps and dies.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fantastic cards!!

Just Me said...

I like both cards, but my favorite is the "thoughts of you" card. Love the way you did the background. Love the colors on both cards.

Kathy D said...

These are stunning! The background technique and simple placement of the dies just makes you want to pick these cards up! Lovely!

Bonnie Worley said...

Both cards are beautiful! The water colors are gorgeous!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Lovely cards Cathy - you know, I never thought to use an iron to flatten warped cards, why didn't I think of that? I especially like your second card, the black bird & feather silhouettes look so striking against the pretty varigated background of color!

Mary Kruschke said...

Cathy, how beautiful the colors you used. Great and such fitting backgrounds as well.

momandmec said...

Love then black embossing against the bright colors on both cards. like the three panels with the sentiment centered between...and the sheet music backgrounder.

itzamitzi said...

Beautiful! Love the colorwash idea and will try that soon. Simply gorgeous. And "bird things" always catch my attention. That bird looks as if he's perched for the night.

Kris B said...

Both your cards are beautiful! I love the watercolor background on the first. And the panel pieces on the second is simply stunning. I also love the music background! I'm lovin' these new dies! TFS God bless!!

Becky Dunham said...

Gorgeous cards Cathy! I love the brushed color on the first one and the full sunset on the second - I really need to try these techniques! I have not used silhouette stamps much, but these are really beautiful!

Monika/Buzsy said...

These are so pretty Cathy. Love the random strokes of color with the black images on the first one... and the 3 divided panel looks awesome with the die-cut images... also like the music background! Fabulous designs as always!

Zella said...

Your first attempt at CAS is a HUGE success! Both cards are stunning!

Linda Carson said...

Love both of these cards and I'm not just saying that to win a prize!! Great job!

craftymom205 said...

Love the cards.

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ajax said...

These are so pretty. You did a great job with CAS. The coloring is beautiful. The birds set it off.

Catherine Kraft said...

Beautiful cards!! I really like the looks of this set with it being a solid silhouette image. Your first card is so soft and flowing and the leaves were really eye catching - made me smile. Love your second card with the beautiful panels and your sunset, along with the soft music background. Great job! Blessings~

Deborah Adams/stampndeb00 said...

I love both designs on these cards and how you used the new stamp set. I can see this set already being a favorite. (It's mine, already)

Pati said...

Wow, love both of your cards! Very cool background with the watercolor on the first, thanks for sharing your technique. Cool layout of your second card, with splitting the image/background and your sponging colors. Very pretty cards!

Jo4Him said...

Lovely cards; this set is fabulous. Thanks for sharing

Trudy Harris Thomas said...

Beautiful!!! I'm really enjoying this blog hop already..... what beautiful creations with this set! I'm impressed!

Lori said...

Both cards are fantastic!! I think you did a great job at your attempt at CAS!! :)