Monday, May 8, 2017

Merry Monday #247 - Silhouette NOT Using Black

Hello friends.  Sue is our hostess this week here at Merry Monday, and she would like to see your Christmas cards with a Silhouette NOT Using Black


Doesn't the white silhouette really "pop" on that weathered board?!  I love it!  Here's what I came up with:


I did a blended background with Distress Inks and then thought I'd add some iridescent gold Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels) that I've had for ages.  You know how when something doesn't work like you think it should so you start pushing/pumping harder?  Well apparently because I hadn't used this in SOOOO long, it gummed up and I really had to reef on it to get it going....you can see where this story is going, right?!  I always get after my hubby when he uses brute force on something and usually ends up breaking it, and here I was doing the same thing!  Instead of taking the mister part of the bottle off and running it through some hot water to unclog it, I went the opposite route and of course it exploded all over my background and looked like a hot mess!!  I set it aside as I started cleaning up so I could start again, but after it dried a bit, it really looked kind of cool...so I used it!  Phew!!  I did added a little bit of spattering with white acrylic paint and then added my die cut silhouette (Gina Marie Designs) with foam tape behind it to give a little dimension.  My sentiment is from PTI's Think Big: Christmas #10 and was embossed in gold.  For such a disastrous start, I really like how this came out!

Now it's your turn and we can't wait to see what you come up with using a silhouette that's NOT black!  You can see all the Design Teams inspiration and then play along right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!

 

8 comments:

  1. Wonderful card Marcia, I love the pretty scene you have created. Have a fabulous week.

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  2. Gorgeous background, Marcia. Sometimes accidents work out all right. Have a great week, my friend.

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  3. Another make-it-work success story! Just love this, Marcia! Sweet village against that yummy background and I love the sentiment too!

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  4. Wow, I never would have known this looked like a hot mess. It's a beautiful background and a beautiful card! Way to keep pushing forward Marcia!

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  5. Looks great to me, glad it all worked out. Love the white village silhouette against the pretty background.

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  6. Marcia, I just love the background against the white silhouette - I think it looks awesome! Hope you have a great weekend :)

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  7. Marcia, this is one stunning card! Your background is absolutely gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend and a very Happy Mother's Day to you my friend!!

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  8. Your background is awesome Marcia, fantastic Christmas card.

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