Serene Silhouette – Tutorial #542

Hey There,

I have a card tutorial for you today that uses one of my favorite techniques, direct to paper and one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! stamp sets, Serene Silhouettes.

I think this card would be great for a few different occasions.  What do you think?

Stick around and check out the tutorial for this project below.

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Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .

Project Supplies:

Stampin’ Up! Stamps: Serene Silhouettes (127322)

Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Old Olive, Pool Party and Always Artichoke

Ink: Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Basic Black, Marina Mist, Pool Party, Baja Breeze and So Saffron

Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Punch 1 3/8″ square, Sponges, Big Shot Machine, Argyle Embossing Folder

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Started with a 3.5″ square piece of Whisper White card stock.  Lightly dragged the So Saffron ink pad across the card stock (direct to Paper).

Lightly Dragged the Pool Party ink pad across the card stock.

Masked the water portion with a Post it Note just leaving 1/8″ of the water showing above the post it note.  Sponged Baja Breeze ink to create a hill.   Sponged Marina Mist ink at the bottom of the hill shape.

Removed the post it note mask and sponged Old Olive ink at the bottom of the card stock.

Stamped the flower silhouette stamp using Basic Black ink.   Sponged Basic Black ink at the very bottom of the card stock.

Embossed a 3.5″ x 5.5″ piece of Old Olive card stock using the Argyle Embossing Folder and Big Shot Machine.   Punched a 1 3/8″ Pool Party square and cut it in half.

Added a 4.25″ x 5.5″ Pool Party card base, a 3.75″ square panel of Always Artichoke card stock.  Put the corners under the main image/Artichoke panel.

Here is the finished card measuring 4.25″ x 5.5″.


May you have peace and harmony today.

Until my next post.. . . . .



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23 responses to “Serene Silhouette – Tutorial #542

  1. What a beautiful card! I could see this being used for so many things. The first thing that popped in my mind was a sympathy card. The colors and artwork are so calming. You are right Michelle, this card could work on so many levels. It is gorgeous.

  2. This REALLY IS a FABULOUS CARD!!!!!!!! You did SO LITTLE to it & it’s FABULOUS!!!!!! (I tend to get carried away & don’t know WHEN to STOP! LOL) AND it’s got the organized look of a typical card maker yet, it ALSO has an artistic flair! I LOVE IT!!!!!! 🙂

  3. Love the colours in this pretty scene!

  4. So beautiful Michel. Indeed a serene scene. Marvelous work.
    lovely greet

  5. Very beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. This is breathtaking! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  7. Michelle~ What a lovely place this is. A place I would like to visit often. Very peaceful and beautiful. I need to practice the dtp technique. Thank you for sharing your artistic abilities.

  8. Beautiful card!! Definitely one that would work perfectly for many different occasions.

  9. This is just gorgeous Michelle! I love it.

  10. Michelle, this card is just so beautiful! I definitely want to try doing one………..I won’t say “like it” because I’m not sure I can even come close. Love it!!!

  11. Gorgeous card – I love how you just add ink in a few places and something so wonderful appears.

  12. This is incredible. You never cease to amaze me 🙂 Thank you for sharing your talent so freely!

  13. Stunning, may have to try this but use some colors I have in place of baja blue, pool party and so saffron!

  14. Wonderful scene, thanks for the tutorial!

  15. Brenda in Indy

    Oh Michelle this is beautiful. Love the colors and I think that stamp is so great for any card.

  16. Wonderful card! LOVE the scene you’ve created. 🙂

  17. SUCH a beautiful, serene card. I have now made 8 cards inspired by this one, only I didn’t have the Serene Silhouettes stamp set, so I used the pine tree from Lovely as a Tree. And I mounted it a bit differently, but it is such a gorgeous landscape background! Thank you for the inspiration!! I gave out 3 of them today and people ooh’ed and ahh’ed. 🙂 You rock!

  18. Beautiful Card!!! I love it!

  19. For some reason, I think this is one of the most beautiful cards you have made! Thank you so much for coming to Sacramento. We all had a wonderful time and the entire West Coast is grateful to you and your incredible teachings.

  20. Beautiful card and now, having attended both the beginner and advanced brayer classes in Sacramento this weekend, I feel confident enough to try this project on my own. Thanks Michelle for coming to Northern Ca ( Sacramento) and showing us your style. Have a safe trip home and eat one of those eggs. Lol

  21. Ditto the previous statements regarding coming to Sacramento. Loved both the beginner and advanced brayer classes. You are an awesome teacher, so talented and patient! Can’t wait to put my new techniques into practice. Thanks again!!!

  22. One of my favorite stamp sets too and this is such a beautiful scene you’ve created with it. I’ve not tried the ink pad direct to paper before, so will give it a shot. Thanks for sharing!!

  23. I absolutely love your cards, and this one is no exception. I just had to CASE it. What a great technique.