Twofer Card Challenge #32 – Silhouettes

Hello … bonjour! It’s the 10th of the month … welcome to our new Twofer challenge for October, where we’re inviting you to play with …

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My common images here are silhouette blooms from Catherine Pooler’s Wild Garden … how about a closer look at each design?

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A one layer card with a background of texture-y looking squares in ombré autumn colours. The squares are from Clearly Besotted and were inked, spritzed and double stamped … first horizontally and then vertically … one overlapping another. I stamped the wild flowers over the them, added a sentiment from Simon and adhered a few gems to finish off.

My second card has a much more summery feel …

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My design here is centred, with the wild flowers and leaves stamped and white heat embossed onto a crimped frame panel from The Greetery. I blended Distress Inks over the panel, using four blue hues in ombré order, added plenty of Shimmer Spray and did a little white splattering over the top. The sentiment is from Altenew, also white heat embossed. I dry embossed another (larger) crimped frame onto the card base and popped up the finished panel over it.

How would you like to join us with your two distinctly different takes on silhouettes … we’d be delighted to see you (and them) in our gallery!  All the details about how to play along, including rules and FAQs are over at the Twofer blog … along with inspiration galore from the DT and from our fabulous Guest Designers, Carol from Just Me: C and Shawna from The Grand Stampede … welcome ladies!  Do go over and have a visit with Carol and Shawna … you’re sure to be inspired by their wonderful work … and you can always say while you’re there too!

My autumn silhouettes are heading to …

Bastel-traum – Fall

CAS on Friday – Autumn

Simon Says Stamp – Happy World Card Making Day

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Make It Sparkle

Sunday Stamps – Colour Palette (below)

… and my summery blue hues are joining in at …

Just Us Girls – Ombré

Simon Says Stamp – Happy World Card Making Day

Simon Says Stamp Monday – Dry Embossing

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Make It Sparkle

Watercooler Wednesday – Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist

You might notice that the alignment on this post isn’t what it usually is … and links to the company products used aren’t there. That’s because wordpress has changed (as blogger has) and I’m learning how to use the new editor. It isn’t very user friendly (to put it mildly!) so it’ll take a while for me to become familiar with all it’s idiosycracies … I appreciate you bearing with me!

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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40 thoughts on “Twofer Card Challenge #32 – Silhouettes

  1. Cathy R

    Such different looks from the same stamp! Fabulous cards Anita, your one layer is crammed full of lovely texture, love the autumn tones. The ombre blue one is beautifully framed, those greetery borders are so pretty, take care, Cathy x

  2. Bev Kastman Buenker

    Those CP Wild Garden stamps make awesome silhouettes, both in black and white. Your first card has such lovely Fall colors and is wonderfully balanced. It makes my eyes happy to look at it! We’re getting some of those colors in our trees here, but still have lots of green. I think that the Greetery crimped frame is one of my most favorite dies ever. I should pull mine out today! LOVE that you used it to dry emboss, too. The blues are stunning and even more so with the bit of spattering. Two sweet cards! Missing you and wishing we could craft together. xoxo

  3. Jeanne

    What a great eye you have to realize the very different looks you could achieve with this image, Anita. Both cards are beautiful and so different. Excellent work. 🙂

  4. Michele F

    Anita I adore the look of silhouette stamping – these CP blooms are just gorgeous! LOve the textured color blocks on this first – and, of course those Autumn colors! But it’s the crimped edge on this second blue beauty that has caught my eye – always makes me think of pie! Pie for breakfast? Why not? xx

  5. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    That is an interesting topic. Love how you interpreted it. They both look so different. Amazing! It’s also interesting to see how the different backgrounds influence the feel of the cards. Well done! Hugs, Cornelia

  6. djkardkreations

    Your post looks fine from this end, Anita. I hope they get the kinks out soon on both platforms. This morning all but two of the Twofer team links sent folks to the TEAM blog page for this month, even though I copied each one like I always do. Flustruating!! But, never mind, your two designs will take me away to a wonderland of texture and beautiful ombre blending! I love them both and I’m especially loving the way you textured your color blocks on your fall design! LYAMYMA! ADNWIFFAC! Let me know and keep well! Hugs, Darnell

  7. catcraig

    Anita, your silhouettes in both black and white are gorgeous. the blues really highlight the white and the fall block colors are perfect for the black. Super cards.

  8. Lisa Elton

    Your autumn colored textured squares make a wonderful background for the silhouette, so pretty! And then you have given us a wispy summer version, love the blue! Two fabulous cards Anita1

  9. BarbGhig

    Two really beautiful cards, Anita! I love the contrast of the black flowers with your color combo on the first card and how you chose white blooms for your 2nd card! Love the effect of the ombre ink blending with those pretty blues, too! Thanks for inspiring me to play along 🙂 Barb xx

  10. Heather Heroldt

    Oh wow, I like BOTH these cards, but especially the one for our colors, lol. Silhouettes, especially stems, always have a place in my heart, lol, and I love the cool textured squares you layered to set it off! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  11. Mac Mable

    The silhouette stamping looks fabulous against those wonderful stamped squares on your first one layer card Anita x.Such a beautiful second cad with the prettiest of colour blending and I love the white silhouettes x.

  12. Claire A

    Amazing how different they looked stamped in black and white Anita – love how you’ve used a trio of stamped squares for the background to the first and the blended blue hues on the second are so pretty!

  13. Kara

    I just had to stop and stare at your burlap looking squares for a few moments. They are amazing, and especially the way you went about creating them! Such a beautiful autumn birthday card! I could really go for a longer summer, so your hello card is that breath of summer fresh air in blues and white that I adore! I hope you’re enjoying some sunny days – miss you!

  14. Marcia Hill

    Both your CP bloom cards are FABULOUS Anita! Of course I love that first one with the yummy yellow in it and how beautifully your silhouettes pop off the colored squares! Your white silhouettes against the ombre blues card is just as lovely too! Beautiful, beautiful cards my friend!! And btw, thank you so much for the “happy mail” with one of your “split 4” cards…I loved it and have it sitting out in my craft room to admire! Hugs. :0)

  15. Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

    Just love both the black and the white silhouette flowers, Anita! Card one looks amazing with the trio of textured squares behind the black flowers and Card two is gorgeous with the blended background and white embossed blossoms!!

  16. Izzy Scrap

    Two really beautiful card, Anita ! But can you believe that the second one is my favourite ?…You made my day even more special ! Thank you so much my friend. Hugs x

  17. Bonnie

    What a pretty silhouette stamp, Anita, and used beautifully both times! Love the textured design stamped behind the flowers on the first card and the autumnal air it has! And the white embossed with the blue background is so clean and crisp looking!

  18. TK

    Really beautiful, Anita! I love the off-set stamping on the first with black silhouette, and then you’ve outdone yourself with the second beauty!

  19. Barbara Roe

    Bonjour. Love your cards and especially like the textured squares. Making cards but they are stock piling until I can sell at a craft boutique or donate. Have read a lot of books. Weather has been hot and often humid and very uncomfortable for me. Take care and my best to both of you. 🐝😷

  20. Claudia

    Hi Anita, wonderful silhouette cards did you create. The idea with the squares in different autumn colours under the silhouettes is so stylish. Great!

    Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

    Hugs and good luck
    DT bastel-traum challenge

  21. Stef Perry

    Both cards are gorgeous and show how versatile one stamp can be! I love the stamped textured squares forming the background for that pretty silhouette! Thank so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Sunday Stamps!

  22. Lisa Kind

    Hi Anita! Your cards are once again so beautiful! Love the design and colors on the first and the beautiful ombre background on the second. Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  23. Tracey McNeely

    Anita your silhouette cards are both so beautiful. I love how you did one as a black silhouette the other as a white silhouette–I think that sometimes I forget that both are still considered a silhouette as long as they are no details within the images. Lovely! xoxo

  24. sandie

    It is amazing these are the same stamp-I don’t know how you do it! I love the Autumn colours of the first one with the geometric but kinda arty feel to it and also the second-love the frame dies-sorry I missed you on the phone again-will try again sometime x

  25. cmayne

    Two gorgeous silhouette cards, Anita! Love the black/fall colours of the first and the pretty spring white/blue of the second! No Catherine Pooler in my collection…yet *grin* I hear you about the new platforms that have been rolled out; blogger has been incredibly frustrating, be it trying to create my own posts, link to other posts/products and leave comments that are visible one day and disappear the next. Hopefully, the glitches will be sorted and we can return to ‘normal functioning” (in blogger and in the rest of our lives). Hope you’re keeping safe!

  26. Brenda

    Going to try this again Anita, WordPress never likes my passwords even though the computer saves them and it is the right password. Ugh! I love your twofers, the first one is so warm feeling, it feels like the sun is shinning down on me. The second one has a cooler feeling, like a crisp, cool autumn morning with a glorious blue sky! Love the different looks you got with these beautiful floral silhouette’s! Hugs, Brenda

  27. Bobby Hagen

    Now why didn’t I think to use those CP stamps? I’m not sure I ever have. The burlap-y patches look wonderful as a background, Anita, and the blue ink blending on the other card is fantastic.

  28. katelesh

    Hi Anita, I’ve been seriously remiss the last few months in getting around to blogging and visiting! I do always check out your gorgeous creations because I get them in my inbox, but I’m just not great at following the link and commenting – thank you for brightening my days and inspiring me! Stay safe, Kate!


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