Monday, June 11, 2018

Summer Sunset

It's Heather here with my Pick of the Week for The House That Stamps Built.  Today, I'm going to show you a really easy technique that can stretch the usage of your stamps: turning line images into silhouette images.  All you need for this technique is:

  • image
  • black ink
  • black marker (I usually use a Sharpie)
  • paper
Start by stamping your image, then color in your entire image with the black marker (see, I told you it was really easy!).  I really like to do this with images that I will use with sponged backgrounds, specially for night scenes.
 The above lighthouse image is really fabulous, but there is a LOT of detail coloring.  This technique totally eliminates that coloring but still retains the beautiful lines of the image.
     The next image shows a different lighthouse.  I kind of smudged the top of the image when I stamped it, but with this technique, it's not noticable at all.
 The next photo shows how this technique is perfect for hiding incomplete stamping.  I did an awful job getting the center of the palm trees to stamp completely, but once I colored them in, it looks like I stamped perfectly.  Look for the card I made using this panel in our challenge that starts Wednesday.
Here is the card I created using the tall lighthouse:
After stamping and coloring in the image.  I sponged on some inks to create a summery sunset scene.  Makes me feel hot and hazy just looking at it!  I stamped a few birds and added several light gray clouds for some interest.  (you can barely see the clouds, but they are there).  I heat embossed the sentiment on vellum so it wouldn't cover any of the scene.
Here is a card I made a while ago using this technique with the Bar Harbor Light image:

Stamps: "Bar Harbor Light (lg.)", "Cape Hatteras Light", "Large Palm Trees", "Sandcastle" (I only used the birds), "Clouds" and "Birthday"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" and fishtail banner

Crafty Friends #85--happy birthday
Unicorn Challenge--masculine
Card Mania #105--nautical
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #23--anything goes
Dies R Us #98--sunshine or clouds
Stinkin' Inkers--the guys have it
Always Happy Birthday--anything goes with the optional twist: summer birthday
Ribbon Girl--anything goes with the optional twist: summer
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #83--anything goes
Crafting by Designs--anything goes
The Paper Shelter #342--Letters and/or numbers (letters in my sentiment)
MFT #388--sketch

Crafty Gals #167--summer colors
Inspiration Destination #152--anything goes with the optional twist: use a real stamp
Cute Card Thursday #53--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #205--anything goes
Cardz TV #51--anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges #438--masculine cards
Fashionable Stamping #136--seaside


Shirley said...

This is a gorgeous scene Heather, love it.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Sandy Palmer said...

Very warm and appealing! Love the scenes! Thanks for sharing them with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
Sandy DT

Patsy Long said...

Wow. Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge xx best of luck- Patsy

Deb said...

Wow, this is a fabulous technique, thanks for sharing and those cards you made are absolutely stunning!

Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!


Sherri said...

Fantastic guy's card! Love the whole scene you created! Thanks for joining our "Sunshine or Clouds" challenge at Dies R Us!

Ribbon Girl said...

Lovely card, than ks for joining in with The Ribbon Girl June challenge, best of luck, Mary xx

mamawcindy said...

Seen your card over at Cardz TV. Thought I would come over. Your card is so pretty. Great Job! Happy Day to You!

Wendy L said...

Love it, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends, xxxx

Darlene said...

JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Sunshine or Clouds’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

Cards By MI said...

Smashing looking card with great design and use of our letters/numbers over at the Paper Shelter. I am running a bit late but I am glad that you decided to join us last week. A new fun challenge is now up and running.
Love n hugs
Marie, dt-leader The Paper Shelter

Terri's Cards N More said...

What a great idea for creating silhouette images. Gorgeous backgrounds on your cards. Thanks for joining the Stinkin' Inkers challenge.

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

What a great scene....fantastic! Love it.
Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Greetings Carola

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

These are gorgeous! Love the idea of blacking them out, they are pretty for the skies you created. Great seeing you again Heather. Thanks for joining us at LTCCB
Tina dt

Jana Forrest said...

I have learned something new today. Your lighthouse image at sunset look like my Oregon Coast. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest

Melanie said...

Gorgeous cards!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "happy birthday” challenge over at Crafty Friends.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, I had been away on holidays…