How to Create a Remix of Colorful Silhouettes

Hello fellow stampers.  Today I am here with a remix of Colorful Silhouettes, a technique I developed and was published in the August 2011 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.
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Today, I am using Technique Junkie’s I Woof You, and Swirls and Curls.  You can receive these stamps and receive 10% off your total order simply by using my code below.

In this “remix” I introduced an iron to my background simply because of the words, “I Woof You.” I wanted to be sure that the words were crisp and clear. You do not have to iron your image if you are going to use a silhouette stamp; it covers nicely.

Supplies: Background stamp with lots of open areas, silhouette, or other, stamp, VersaMark, white embossing powder, black embossing powder, sponges, 2 or 3 ink colours, heat gun, embossing buddy.

Sponge your colour onto cardstock. Here I used pink and red for Valentine’s Day. Make sure your cardstock is dry thoroughly before you proceed to the next step. You can use a heat gun to speed up the process.

With VersaMark, stamp the pad all over your background stamp, add white embossing powder and emboss.

If you are using a silhouette stamp you can skip this step. Otherwise, place copy paper over top of your image and, on low heat, and lightly iron your embossing so it flattens.

Using VersaMark, stamp your image and add black embossing powder and heat emboss  You are now ready to complete your card as desired.  In my example my background was not ironed.  I wanted to keep a cohesive finish so I used Swirls and Curls both on my main image and on my background.

I hope I inspired you to try this technique.


Posted on : Jan 30 2018
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5 People have left comments on this post

Jan 30, 2018 - 05:01:16
Heidi said:

A very cool background for a fun stamp like this. I woof you is too cute!

Jan 30, 2018 - 10:01:55

Terrific background for this cute dog! Love that color!

Jan 31, 2018 - 03:01:37
Pam said:

Fabulous card Beth, lovely background and wonderful stamping.
Hugs Pam x

Jan 31, 2018 - 10:01:28
Patti J. said:

This is a fun technique, and your card is so cute! Thanks for sharing! Sure hope I get done with remodeling and traveling soon, so I can get a bit of creating in! Must get something made up for the TJ challenge this month! Hugs…!

Feb 10, 2018 - 07:02:49
Aimeslee said:

I thought I’d left you a comment on this post already, maybe it was on facebook or the tj blog. I pulled up your original tech off my hard drive files and then looked at your awesome card here up close. I can certainly see the difference that the debossing with the iron makes. One of my challenge blogs has Melt It as the theme this month so I may just do this tech. I LOVELOVELOVES watching the ep melt and transform, I’m like a kid at Christmas, lol, and I’ll get to melt everything with this tech. Yay!!!! haha xoxoxo

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