Monday, November 21, 2011

Stately Stag

The Less is More challenge on Saturday was at theme.....


n. A silhouette is the image of a person, an object or scene consisting of the outline and a basically featureless interior, with the silhouetted object usually being black.

I need a Birthday card for a special brother-in-law.  I think this will do.

The frame is embossed using a small wood frame from the craft store.  By placing the cardstock in the embossing folder and adding the frame to the sandwich, it leaves the center unembossed. (Is that a word?)

I masked off the plain area with sticky notes. Then I inked the trees in Soft Suede, stamped off once on scrap and stamped.  Stamping the deer in Early Espresso took care of the silhouette that I needed for the challenge.  Sponge daubers and Stampin' Pastels finished the design off.  The silhouette is not black but I hope it's dark enough to be considered a silhouette.

Here's a closer look.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree, Winter Post
Ink:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Other:  Big Shot, Square Lattice EF

Most of the leaves are on the ground now so the ground is very colorful.  I love the way the fallen leaves smell and the 70 degree weather is pretty nice too.

I'm so glad you stopped by.



Viv said...

Lovely card Bonnie,love how you have done the background too :O)Viv xx

Cath Wilson said...

It's beautiful, Bonnie - and a great way of leaving the centre unembossed - and yep, if we say so, it's a word, he, he x

Aileen said...

Love your scene. He looks very majestic and proud. x

Beryl K said...

This is beautiful, I love the embossing folder
Beryl x

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Bonnie. When I first looked at it I could not work out what you had done to get the effect you have - I'm glad you took the time to explain. I'm sure your brother-in-law will love it. BTW: 70 degrees sounds good to me too - it's so cold here in Scotland. Elizabeth x

Vicky Hayes said...

Utterly stunning Bonnie!

jimlynn said...

WOW! This is just breath-taking beautiful! LOVE how you "un-embossed" this. I've been looking all over to find out how to do that and will see what I can find to try it with now.
A beautiful card!

Benzi said...

Beautifully done, Bonnie. What a super, masculine card. Good job with your technique.

Marrigje said...

The unembossed is great, I have gotta try that. Thank you for the inspiration.
The image you made is superb. All together, a very beautiful card.

Bev J. said...

Love silhouettes and your card is wonderful-great scene you created. Will see if I can do the unembossing thing-neat!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Bonnie
Fabulous it ....

Julie said...

That looks difficult. I like the embossed design and the clear space with the scene! Great card!

Linby said...

A lovely card-I like the way you embossed the white space.

Chrissie said...

Just fabulous Bonnie...I love the embossed frame for your gorgeous little scene.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

This is beautiful. Love that stag stamp. xx

Susan said...

This is perfect for the challenge, Bonnie! LOVE the scene you've created....and I can't tell that the deer isn't black.

You asked about what kind of printer I have...I have an HP 8750 wide format ink jet printer and a HP laserjet 2300L. To get the dark black I generally use the ink jet printer.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous wintry colours and a fab silhouette I love your card Bonnie, Gay xxx
Happy Thanksgiving to you, x

Karen said...

Gorgeous card which could be used for many different occasions. The stag is stunning Karen x

Mandi said...

Stunning Bonnie
Sincere apologies for being so late acknowledging your entry
thank you so much
Diva LIM

Faith A said...

This is beautiful, love the embossing too

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful silhoutte card and love how you coloured the bg!