Monday, February 28, 2022

Happiness Has No Limit

It's hard to believe the last day of February is already here.  What a fun month of celebration here at Grateful Reflections with both of our birthdays and our first anniversary.   We are truly blessed and thankful for all the sweet cards and messages throughout the month. 

Today's card is one I made for a 'tech' challenge - Silhouette Card.  I had one of the 6" Fairy Dust stencils that came in a Papercraft magazine I'd been wanting to try out ~ here's what I came up with.

I started by using a heavy weight watercolor paper taped down on my glass mat.  Although this stencil had a crescent moon, I wanted the full moon, so I die cut a 5" circle and masked the center top of the card front.  I blended Wilted Violet and Shaded Lilac Ink Oxides around the masked circle, out to the edges and down toward the bottom of the paper, leaving about a 2" white border at the bottom.  

After carefully removing the mask, then I blended in Fossilized Amber and Mustard Seed Ink Oxides to make the moon.  Next I taped the fairy stencil over the background and masked over the moon (on the stencil) since I didn't it want on this card. Then I used Black Soot Ink Oxide for the fairy.  

At this point I had really planned to cut the card off, making it square.  But one of my Unity Stamp Co Kit of the Month (01/19) packages was also near by and had a border stamp that I thought would give the effect of the forest floor ~ so I inked it up and added it at the bottom of the design. I left it white to add the dimensional effect between the sky and ground. I think this stamp was designed for the top of a card or to decorate an envelope edge, however I loved the effect it gave at the bottom of my card designs. 

After trimming the edges, I added a 1/8" black liner mat and then mounted on a yellow cardstock card base that I cut to fit the larger card image.

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

 I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Crafters Cafe ~ Challenge 282 ~ Create Your Background 

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers ~ Q=Quirky 

Crafty Calendar ~ February Challenge 

We Love Stamping ~ February Challenge 

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends ~ February

 Pam’s Pearls



from Papercraft Magazine, unknown edition

Unity, KOM 01/19, Beautiful Forever & Ever


  1. A wonderful silhouette scene. Thanks for joining us at We Love Stamping challenge.

  2. Hi Pam, love the silhouette card, the fairy looks great against the full moon. Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

  3. A± pretty magical card, thanks so much for sharing with us at We Love Stamping challenges.

    B x

  4. What a beautiful silhouette, I love your inked background and lovely edging stamp. Thanks for sharing it with us at we love stamping and for joining in with a stencil xx

  5. Beautiful blending and love the silhouetted images! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  6. This is very pretty! The silhouetted images make a terrific - and quirky! - scene. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  7. So pretty - love the silhouette!
    Thanks for getting quirky with Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers!!