Tuesday, March 1, 2016

House of Cards: Silhouette


Hi, all!  It's time for another monthly challenge over at House of Cards, and this month we're asking you to create something based on the word SILHOUETTE.  This could be a card using a silhouette image, a card made using your Silhouette machine...SO many options!  I hope you play along!  Take a peek at what I created...


My first idea for silhouette was to create a faux cameo.  I knew that the Stencil in the Roses set from MHKDesigns would be PERFECT for the task, so I recolored one of the images to be purple (my favorite color) and then die cut it into a circle shape.  I then layered the image onto a gold paper circle cut using the same dies.  


I added glossy accents over the top of both to create a beautiful shiny finish.  I used the Easter Flowers paper pack and more gold paper for the card base, and added a gold die cut doily (cut using the Vintage Lace Motifs dies from Spellbinders) and lots of bling around the image.


Instead of keeping the card just a simple circle, I chose to make it into an easel card.  The sentiment is on the inside and comes from the Stencil in the Roses set from MHKDesigns.  More Easter Flowers paper and gold cardstock bring the outside design to the inside for cohesion.


I am really in love with the way this turned out!  I think it looks like either an over-sized pendant or else an elegant compact.  What do YOU think?!  I would love to hear your comments in the space below! :)

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by today, friends!  I hope you take some time to craft and join us at House of Cards!  Don't forget to stop by the other DT member's blogs--they will blow you away with their creativity, just like they do me each month!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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30 comments:

Merethe Arstein said...

Oh gosh, this is just stunning Mynn. Love color, the rose, the sentiment, the set up... everything. This would be great to find in the mail. ;)

Take care and hugs.

(✿*‿*) Ma (Merethe)
Teamie HOC
http://majaapia.blogspot.no/

Petra Swart said...

WOW, the purple and gold is a wonderful colour combination, Mynn!!! Love the beautiful doily and the bling!!!! What a beautiful easel card!!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful card
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<
Fiki

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Mynn
Gr Karin

chrissie said...

Very feminine and beautiful

Thank you for joining in at try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx

fabiola jaques said...

Magnifique très chic, biz

My name is Erika. said...

How pretty. I love all the details. Thanks for joining us at TIOT.

Lisa said...

This looks regal Mynn!! Beautifully done!!

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty- love it in purple and love how you made it a circle card. This set is nothing but stunning.

Lin said...

Beautiful design Mynn. I love the sentiment on the vellum, and the purple and gold look so regal.

Thank you for sharing this lovely creation in our 'Special Woman' challenge, and best of luck.

Lin
Crafty Cardmakers

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous card, the purple and gold colour combo looks so regal and the gem encrusted boarder is awesome. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

heather said...

Oh yes. it does remind me of a very elegant pendant! So many gorgeous details inside and out, Mynn.

Dotty Jo x said...

Wow, Mynn, your card is simply stunning! Gorgeous inside and out, Jo x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Amazing! Thank you for joining TioT's! oxo Susi

Marjut said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Stunning creation. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Creative Card Crew,
Hugs, Yvonn

Leslie said...

Wow, this is jut gorgeous, Mynn! LOVE that 'cameo' rose in purple, and those die cuts are to die for! You've rocked this challenge! ;)

StephC said...

You never cease to amaze me. I absolutely LOVE this! The colors, the shape, the beautiful image and sentiment...all of it! Gorgeous Mynn!

Papierkram said...

Oh, ein Traum in Lila. Sehr schön die Karte. Danke für die Teilnahme bei der Fairytale- Challenge.
LG Beate

Kim said...

This is gorgeous! The circle die and embellishments are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Angela Radford said...

Loving the card. Many thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge. Angela DT X

PLISSA ADD said...

SENCILLAMENTE ADORABLE! Cuando las cosas se hacen con amor... se ve automáticamente... me encanta tu trabajo y este maravilloso challenge... desde que vi la tarjeta me encantaron los detalles brillantes y la forma, pero el mensaje dentro de ella me dejo impresionada! un abrazo fuerte... mil gracias por compartir un poco de amor con nosotras... Feliz día.. Paula, DT.

Jane Knudsen said...

Wowsa Mynn! This is such a striking piece (and I say piece because it looks like it is jewelry and not a card!). The colors and textures are so beautiful! Your cards are such a role model for the rest of us to follow! Wow!!

Katy said...

Wow!! This is awesome!! It's so creative and just beautiful! I love the purple flower in the middle and the shape and lace and bling! :) I love it all! Hugs! Katy HOC Teammate :)

Bianca said...

That´s such a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. xx Bianca

Em Louise Fairley said...

This is absolutely STUNNING Mynn! I love it!

Hugs,
Em, HOC Teamie

Helen said...

So gorgeous and elegant - love the colours.

Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday.

Helen x
(DT)

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

WOW!! Your easel card is stunning! Purple is such a rich color and beautiful for your friendship design :o)

Rocky said...

I love how you use vellum for the sentiment, it makes it so classy.

Susan Renshaw said...

Gorgeous! Love the purple and the rose...
Fabulous make for the House of Cards!
Susan
Teamie
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!