Get well with Serene Silhouettes

Ok, so you all know I’ve been using my Silhouette e-cutting machine a lot but today’s post title is not in reference to my much adored e-cutter.  It’s about the stamp set Serene Silhouettes.  I really like this set and am thrilled that it is in the current catalog again this year.  You can see a previous post using a different stamp from this set by clicking here.  The images are great for working with background techniques.  Today’s card was CASEd from Heather at  I shared a previous post where I CASEd one of her card sets (you can see that post here).  Well while finding that post of hers I came across this card and just loved it.


I fell in love with that background and it really isn’t nearly as hard to recreate as you might think.  Heather provides all the instructions on her blog. Click here.  I will say I had a practice run, made some mistakes and then corrected them on the next go round for this card.  I sent it to one of my day job staff members when he had to have unplanned gallbladder surgery last week.

One of the other touches I loved about Heathers card is what she, and I then, did to the inside.


Now I will say that I did not do the inside in the same method as the outside.  You’ll notice the background is a little less defined with the exception of the line of the ‘lake’.  For the inside I did use a post it to create that line, but I did not use the post it note technique to create the various hills.  Instead  I layered sponging over the top of each other for a more blended appearance gradually going from the blue to green.

Last detail, did you notice the embossed piece of old olive on the left.  That actually has ink on it too.  Ink up one side of a plastic embossing folder, then run your card stock through the Big Shot.  Depending on which side you ink, the relief or the raised, you’ll get a different look.  For this piece I used Old Olive ink on Old Olive paper.  Try it sometime. The effect is really cool, providing even more depth and texture to your projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  And thank you thank you thank you for your wonderful comments.

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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. I just bought this set because of your last set. I am hoping it arrives today. This scene is so pretty. You did an outstanding job recreating it. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Gorgeous cards. Great work. Easy directions. Thank you both. 🙂


  4. It turned out lovely, Lynn. I really like what you added on the inside. You’re an artist!

  5. Beautiful! I want to try this technique. I think it would also make a great sympathy card.

  6. Lynn, this card is stunning! What a gorgeous technique and I adore the inside! Great job!

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