Pocket Silhouettes In Living Color

Stampin up pocket silhouettes note of thanks

Simple images can make a big statement when combined with the strength of color.  Look at this list of colors you would never expect to hang out together:  Tempting Turquoise, Ruby Red, So Saffron, Green Galore.  Even Groovy Guava (retired) sneaks into the picture.

For my Honey Bunny
My inspiration came from this image from the SCS Inspiration Challenge (IC158)  TIP:  All Daily Splitcoast Challenges are listed (and linked) on my left side bar for your convenience.  I'm confident I would never have attempted these colors together without having seen the inspiration first. 

The stem from Stampin' Up!'s Pocket Silhouettes was stamped four times on my assortment of colors with Chocolate Chip ink.  Each square (2 x 1.5) was sponged (Chocolate Chip ink) and layered on a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock.  TIP:  I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig for placing the image in the perfect spot.  Ditto the sentiment.

I certainly don't hide the fact that I love working with Stampin' Up!'s Taffeta Ribbon and used Chocolate Chip here.  The Stay-Put Bow (click here for tutorial) is my method of choice for tying a neat bow.  TIP:  My Crop-A-Dile (which I typically use for hole punches) didn't reach the center where I wanted to pop out a hole to run the ribbon through.  Alternatively, the 3/16" Anywhere Hole Punch from Stampin' Up!'s Crafter's Tool Kit was the answer.  Like it proclaims, it can go anywhere.

Just when I thought I had recovered from the loss of last year's In Colors, Groovy Guava begged to join in the excitement.  It was sponged with Chocolate Chip.  A touch of Tempting Turquoise was jollied up with a Scallop Edge Punch and all were layered on a 5.5 x 4.25 card base of Chocolate Chip.

The sentiment is from Thank You Kindly, inked in Chocolate Chip and cozied up to three Green Galore Brads. TIP:  To align your brads like soldiers at attention, use a Paper Piercing template and Paper Piercer.  No chance of them going AWOL.

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Stamp Set:  Pocket Silhouettes (111672), Thank You Kindly (111700)
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise (102067), Ruby Red (102030), So Saffron (105118), Green Galore (101768), Chocolate Chip (102128), Groovy Guava (retired)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (100908)
Cool Tools:  Scallop Edge Punch(112091), Stampin' Up! Sponges (101610), Crafter's Tool Kit (104310, includes Paper Piercer, Piercing Template, Large Eyelet (3/16") Anywhere Hole Punch), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)
The Perfect Touch:  Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon (109065), Green Galore Brads (106957, Bold Brights)

Pocket silhouettes


  1. I agree that I wouldn’t have thought the colors work together until I see your beautiful card! I love the layout.

  2. paola morales

    ooooh Mary que dicha tener estas joyas del stampin… es una lastima que en mexico no hay quien las venda o al menos que yo lo sepa….. saludos paola morales

    Muchas gracias Paola, agradezco mucho tus comentarios. Espero q pronto Stampin’ Up abra una tienda por alla.

    Mary (thank you, my friend Giovana, for the translation help)

  3. Hi Mary, I have much to say, but first I wanted to tell you how much I love the card on this post. The colors are just so vibrant and well put together. I have been visiting many of your past post, and I can honestly say there is not a card or project on your blog that I dislike. I love them ALL. You are now one of my top favorite blogs that I plan to stalk daily LOL!!! I also want to tell you that I ran across a couple of your post that inspired me to be creative this last few days. I wanted to invite you to visit my blog to see these creations that you inspired me to do. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, ideas, and creations with the rest of us “clueless souls” out there in the world. YOU ROCK!!!!

  4. Coloriscious! I like the repetition. I like the repetition.

  5. I love this set and I love what you did with it!

  6. You make stamping so fun. I love how you describe every step and make it so much fun. Those colors look absolutely divine together. You keep the stampers from going AWOL because of all your neat ideas. Thanks so much.

  7. Pretty Cool Mary!!
    Have this stamp set, gonna use it today! Thanx, G

  8. I love this stamp set and you are so right about the colors.

    Have a great day!

  9. Fabulous idea, Mary – I love that the colors would not be a usual combo, but they look so perfectly put together as only you are able to do!

  10. ooohh..i love how this looks. those colors are amazing. and the brads (jewelry) is so neat right before the sentiment. I would never think to do that.
    Hey..thanks for the link to how to make the bow stay in place.

  11. Wonderful Mary!!! You are an artist 🙂
    God bless

  12. Susan Lankford

    Love this card, Mary….gives me an idea for my next B-Day card! Susan

  13. Fabulous card – Mary – love everything about it!!!

  14. jo ann deheer

    i am trying to picture groovy guava *begging* to be included. teehee. you really had fun with the verbs on this one. beautiful card, as usual. how do you bear to part with your works of art (as in, mailing them???). aaaaaaaand … i adore this set and need to use it MORE!!
    blessings, jo ann.

  15. colleen kramer

    Love this layout and stamp set. So wonderful to see such glorious color when there’s so little color outside…except white…(with freezing rain).

  16. Love how you combined these colors and images … fabulous inspired card.

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