I had no desire to stamp yesterday after getting done with my chores. I made this card early this morning. I have to walk Rebecca to school. I will be right back to the details. Still no mojo here, so I went back to my fall back layout! Thank goodness the BIC was easy. It was screaming for me to use the Urban Garden Paper and Pocket Silhouette stamps.


This time I started with my image and worked my card around it. I stamped the leaf stamp from Pocket Silhouette in Black Stazon on Whisper White, punched it out with the 1 3/4″ circle punch and added a blue shadow with my Blender Pen and Baja Breeze ink pad.

I layered it first on a slightly bigger Old Olive circle that I had cut with circle Nestabilities, then on a black scallop circle cut with the Bigz XL Pennant Die from Stampin’ Up!. I added 9 paper piercing holes on the lower left and the top right. I punched a small flower from Baja Breeze cardstock with Trio Flower Punch, sponged it’s edges with a sponge dauber, added a 1/8″ black circle, adhered it to the image with dimensionals and topped it off with a small Ice Circle Rhinestone Brad.

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Kiwi Kiss cardstock folded in half. A white gel pen dotted border was added 1/8″ in all the way around.  The next layer is a 3 3/4″ square of Basic Black cardstock. Each corner was punched with the ticket corner punch. The 3 1/2″ Whisper White square that is the next layer was first scored every 3/8″ vertically to create the look of the wall of the inspiration piece. I used my Scor-It to create those scores. It creates deep score lines and you can add those score lines anywhere you want. (Click on the image to see the image bigger and the score lines better.)The bottom part was layered with a 1 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ piece of Urban Garden Designer paper piece. Each corner was punched with the ticket corner punch and the edges were paper pierced. I tied ribbon from the retired Jersey Ribbon Originals Pack around the layers. I didn’t even realize until now that it’s the same ribbon that now comes in all six In Colors. I wish we still had a little bit wider black ribbon like that (sigh).

The sentiment was stamped in Black Stazon on white cardstock and punched out with the small oval punch. I cut the right edge off and lined it up with the edge of my designer paper, paper pierced a line underneath the sentiment and paper pierced a line under the sentiment. I punched a flower out of Kiwi Kiss paper with the Trio Flower Punch, sponged the edges and added a 1/8″ black circle before adhering it under the sentiment with a dimensional. Again the flower was topped off with a small Ice Circle Rhinestone Brad.


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

38 Responses to “Black Silhouette”

  1. No mojo! I wish I was this good on my no mojo days! Girl, you ROCK! I LOVE this one! It’s amazing! Hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for another fun challenge! 🙂

  2. You still got it pretty lady – I think it’s gorgeous! Wish I was home to play along. Have a great week. I agree with Jennifer – my no-mojo days are way worse that that!

  3. Plenty of mojo here! This is GORGEOUS! Keep going girl! Going back to attempt that challenge again!

  4. Your card is beautiful!!! I always love this layout when you use it…so sweet and simple yet packs a punch with your embellishments! Wow that BIC does scream for this designer paper doesn’t it?! Chloe is home sick today so I hope to have time to play since I’m house-bound!

  5. No mojo?!? Are you crazy? This is beautiful!

  6. This is really pretty! I will try not to use this stamp also. hee hee hee!

  7. What a stunning card, Beate! I just love that ribbon!

  8. This card is beautiful. If this is no mojo then………..I only wish………I have a card which needs to be done for my niece’s birthday in 2 days (fortunately it doesn’t need to be mailed) and I’ve been one of those no mojo slumps for a bit now. You have inspired me with this card and I may have an idea floating around now — thank you for sharing this card.

  9. It may be your fall back layout but it’s my fave. It always makes a stunner of a card! Just beautiful! I’m not feeling the mojo at all, lately either. Time for a bit of a break, I guess. With all my clubs, classes and WS’s AND a fulltime job…yeesh. I’m looking forward to seeing the tailend of November!! 😉

  10. This is stunning!

    Many Blessings,

  11. I love your card, Beate!! Looks like the wall jumped out at both of us. lol

  12. Wow, Beate, ist die schön. Die Farben sind so genial…, einfach nicht zu toppen…Und er Stempel ist himmlisch! Liebe Grüße, Silke

  13. Perfect card for the BIC – simply gorgeous!!! Love the scored lines in the BG!!!

  14. No Mojo???? This card oozes mojo!! Beautiful!!

  15. Beate, wieder eine sehr schöne Karte und meine Lieblingsfarben.

  16. you got to stop saying that you lost your MOJO and create something like this…that is just not fair…LOL! GORGEOUS!

  17. WOWsers!!! This is a stunner Beate!! I love the colors..the sketch..that sweet little flower…man do I want to be you when I grow up as a stamper!!

  18. Oh, my goodness! This is gorgeous. WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it. Everything it so great!!

  19. Your mojo may be missing but this card is fabulous! Love how you stamped the leaves in black and then highlighted them with the Baja!

  20. Another beauty! Love the scored lines–genius! 😀

  21. Beautiful card! I agree with the others, if this is no MOJO then, Humm…..

  22. For being so easy and no mojo it sure turned out beautiful!

  23. Silly Willy Beate! Your mojo is jamming girl! I love this design and your card is fabulous! Hugs, Deb

  24. Wow! I really like this one – the colors are great! I wouldn’t have thought to use the circle punch around that image – I’ll have to try that! All of your paper piercing is the icing on the cake! LOVE it!

  25. Wow, I wish my “off” day could be this good… Your card is stunning. I love the little flowers, the striped white background, the silhouette stamp…

    And yes, the inspiration piece definitely screams Urban Garden papers!!!! Undoubtedly.


  26. For a mojo-less day, this is beautiful!

  27. I love the baja shadow and flower on your pocket silhouettes. I FINALLY placed my first order from this catty. Can’t wait for my in colors and pocket silhouettes to arrive.

  28. Wow…wish I could make a card that looked that good when I HAD mojo!!!!

  29. Hi Beate:

    So pretty. The piercing and gel pen dots add so much oomph. I’m impressed with the pennant scallop circle . . . I didn’t know that was a feature of that die. The one sweet flower with the silhouette is charming. Hugs, Mary

  30. Goodness, girl…no mojo??? This is absolutely gorgeous, and I LOVE everything about it!! I love the colors, layout, and especially the little blingy flowers!!

  31. This is spectacular! And you say ‘no mojo’; no way, this card is smokin’!

  32. Gorgeous card Beate!! Love the score marks on the white panel! It really adds a nice touch!! TFS! 🙂

  33. Your card is gorgeous, as always ! I can’t produce cards like this if I’ve no mojo !! TFS ! 🙂

  34. Hi Beate, I thought I’d link my card here http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1111819?cat=500&ppuser=109435, to show you what you inspired me to do. Thank you so much for sharing and letting me case your “no mojo” card.

  35. Beate … you are such an inspiration. I’m so glad that we actually met a couple of times at convention/leadership. I’m one of Pam Downs’ first level Stamplings. While you probably don’t remember me, I still appreciate all that you share! This card (and countless others) … simply gorgeous! Thanks for being an encouragement through your stamping!

  36. It’s beautiful – gives me ideas to do other cards with these colors. I can never imagine how you all come up with colors that I wouldn’t ever try together. Thanks – You’re great!!

  37. Holy smokes! such a pretty color combo…and card.

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