Monday 23 April 2012

Cactus Silhouette Card

You can enter the challenge at the Craft A Scene Blog up to three times, so I have another one today that also fits into my Masculine Card Monday:

While it looks larger in the photo, this is an A2 card with a kraft card stock base.  The blue (Baja Breeze by SU) was embossed with a SU texture embossing folder.

The scene image (Ink Blocks) was stamped with Momento Rick Cocoa ink onto white card stock, then I placed a punched circle mask in the area I wanted the setting sun to be.  The sky was created by dragging inks with a sponge across the panel and when I removed the paper mask the sun remained white. I've been doing this 'swooshing' technique for many many years, and never get tired of it's effect.

'Swooshing' (her term) always reminds of my pen pal Impi Sawchuck, who not only taught me this technique - she was featured in rubber stamping magazines back in the day. She was spectacular at 'swooshing' and one of the first stampers to do it. She passed several years ago, but her techniques live on.

The words (SU) were stamped with brown ink on a white card stock scrap, the bookplate (Tim Holtz) was die cut out of kraft card stock, inked then the words attached behind it. The waxed string was a piece recycled from something I purchased and there was just enough to tie onto the embossed panel.

This is one of the cards that I made for Father's Day, and I know my hubby will appreciate it.  :-)

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. thats a fantastic image!
    Hello from Elma

  2. Such a fabulous scene Karen! Swooshing is a favourite technique of mine too although I didn't know it was called that!

  3. Karen, you have made us another great silhouette scene. Love the western theme! Thanks for joining us again at Craft a Scene. NancyD

  4. What a stunning sky and I love the silhouettes in brown too...such a warm evening glow to your scene :0)
    Jenny x

  5. Great cards with all the details and beautiful silhouette scene:)


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