Pocket Silhouettes

By | September 18, 2009

I'm sure you've seen variations of this card lately – I got the inspiration from LNS who was inspired by someone on SCS – I didn't write down the names – sorry!  Edited to include the names of the original artists:  They are Melissa Riker from LNS and Ali Watson from SCS.  Thanks for the inspiration!   I wanted to participate in this week's challenge at Pals Paper Arts and I thought this card would be perfect for it.


Punch out a circle on post it note (I used the 1" circle punch) and center it on the card.  The base card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".  Stamp the image (Pocket Silhouettes) around the circle until you get the desired effect.  Remove the post it note and you have the perfect circle.  Add rhinestones randomly on the wreath and add a small bow.  I also scored around the card twice about 1/4" apart – I don't think you can see it in the photo. 

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  • Stamp Set:  Pocket Silhouettes (111672)
  • Paper:  Naturals White (102316)
  • Ink:  Real Red Classic Ink (103133)
  • Accessories:  Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon (109034)


29 thoughts on “Pocket Silhouettes

  1. Margaret Moody

    Thanks for sharing your great card, Rachel! What a neat technique for creating the wreath! I can’t wait to try that! Love the red against the white, too! So clean and pretty! Great job with the challenge!

  2. Rhonda Miller

    Thanks for sharing that card. What a different way for using that stamp. I love the color.

  3. Joyce Spear

    Beautiful, striking card! Time for me to pull out my Pocket Silhouettes set and see what I can do along these lines. I bet Autumn Days stamps would work well, too.

  4. Angela

    I have never seen this one. I look forward to opening my e-mail daily to see what new inspiration I can get from you!

  5. Carol Parcell

    Never thought about using pocket silhouettes this way. Wonderful way to make a wreath.

  6. jmniffer

    Super idea for this set! I really like finding new and different ways to use a set. Thanks for sharing. jmniffer

  7. Michele Turner

    Love the card. I never would have thought to use that set this way. Going to add it to my wish list.

  8. Pals Paper Arts

    On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for playing @ PPA!

    Be sure to join us for our next challenge on Thursday, September 24, 2009.

  9. Marisol Gutierrez

    BEAUTIFUL…What an elegant card…love it…will have to try this technique…I love the placement of the red rhinestones. Nice Touch!
    Marisol Gutierrez

  10. Cindy B

    I saw this card on PPA and it was so gorgeous that I had to check out your blog to see the rest of your work…..very nice! What inspiration!

  11. Mary Fish

    Rachel, this is genius . . . I didn’t realize it was the Pocket Silhouettes stamp until I read your post. Congrats on the PPA Honor! Hugs, Mary

  12. Ashley B

    I love the card. It’s beautiful, simply, and classy! Thanks for sharing another fabulous way to use that stamp set. I just got it about a month ago and now I have inspiration! It was really sweet of you to give the original credit too!


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