Thursday, December 30, 2010

Little Girls

The "Flashback Thursday" challenge at 365 Cards today is going back to Day 111: Stunning Silhouette...with a Twist. The challenge there being that you had to use a silhouette on your card (obviously) AND make the card in only black and white (the twist).
There are quite a few Cricut cartridges that have images that lend themselves nicely to silhouetting, even if that isn't a specific creative feature. I reached immediately to A Child's Year, because I just love the sweet images on there, and the bonus is that they are already silhouettes. I was paging through and getting some ideas for a bunch of different things I could do when I saw this image and knew I had to use it. The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/2, out of white cardstock. I used a patterned black cardstock for my next layer and cut it at 5 1/4"x4." I wrapped it with white ribbon and then adhered it on the card base. The image was cut at 2 1/2, from A Child's Year, out of black cardstock. The white cardstock that it is adhered to is 2 3/4"x3 1/4," and the black cardstock beneath that is cut at 3"x3 1/2." I used foam tape to mount the image on the card so that it was raised up. I then added some flat-backed pearls in each corner. The inside of the card has black (cut at 5 1/4"x4") and white (cut at 5"x3 3/4") cardstock layered on the card base. I used a Fiskars stamp and some black Colorbox ink to stamp the sentiment on the iniside of the card.
Nice and simple and very sweet. Enjoy!


  1. Very cute! Love this image, too!

  2. That's a perfect sentiment for that image. Fabulous card :-)

  3. Wonderfully charming image you've chosen for your silhouette!