Tuesday, February 2, 2016

"Silhouette Pieces"

Hello Crafty Friends and Visitors.
Iowa caucus...are you happy with the results?  Do you think they will stay this way?

Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil Did Not See His Shadow. One day a year  some Americans go full pagan as they gather around to watch a rodent tell us the future (just nonsense, I say).

Shadows and silhouettes are my fav for today, in cards but not in groundhogs.  I did one with the children and one with the adults.  One representing the Valentine theme and one representing the start of a new life together.  One where the shadow or second image is behind the first and one with a flat image.  One where I've use acetate for you to peek in to see the image and one with all paper:

Here is the first one:  Neenah white cardstock was used for the base (4.25  x 5.5) and two mats.  A piece of acetate was cut to go behind the focal mat.  Two of the same Google silhouette images were printed,  fussy cut out and adhered together using foam dots.  The top mat was adhere to the second mat using foam dots, also.  Two small red hearts using the Spellbinders heart die were placed near the boy (he is hiding his Valentine from his girlfriend).  The word "love" was die cut with Tim Holtz's word script dies using the red cardstock and placed on top of the focal mat.  Red paper was used to finish the inside of the card.  A heart strip in white and silver was used on the very bottom of the card.

The second card has Neenah white cardstock for the base (A2 size) and black Recollection cardstock for the mat.  Corrugated cardboard cardstock was cut at 5.25  x 2 inches.  On top of the cardboard, a piece of patterned cardstock was cut at  5.25 x 1/2 inch and adhered with wet glue.  Another piece of pattern paper was cut at 4.25 x 2 inches and slightly angled toward the right and placed beside the corrugated cardboard..  The Google image was printed on a sheet of script cardstock (Recollection), cut at 4 x 2.75 inches, matted onto a piece of black cardstock and adhered with foam dots.  The sentiment was printed and glued to the bottom of the card.

Doing a card like the first one above was fun. The time consuming aspect was cutting out the excess from around the image.  (The next time, I'm going to save the image, use my Word processing program to remove the excess and then use my Cricut Explore to do the cutting for me).  

Thanks for viewing today.  Go outside to see if you can see your shadow or cut out a silhouette and create your own.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,

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