Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Double D Challenge: Silhouettes

Are you ready for another Double D Challenge?  For this challenge we're doing:

SILHOUETTES
Make a silhouette the primary focus of your project.






Sounds pretty easy, doesn't it?  Well, it is!  I don't have a lot of silhouette stamps, but no problem... I have lots of dies that make awesome silhouettes.  I took this opportunity to increase my Christmas card stash with my current favorite Christmas die.  It's by Cottage Cutz, called Santa's Best Friends.





  • Layered black on white with a punched white circle behind the moon area.
  • Swiped white ink over navy cardstock then adhered the best friends on top.
  • Everything went onto a wood grain cardstock base.
  • Color and sparkle added with a star die cut from red glitter paper. 

Seriously easy.

In addition to creative winners, Darlene and Diane (Double D owners) always generously give a prize to a random winner.  For this challenge Darlene is offering a cute fairy die:




Since I need to get a move on with the Christmas cards, I made three.




Christmas card total:  26.   Not nearly enough.  I'll need to triple that.  If it starts to feel stressful, I'll resort to store bought.  This needs to be fun, right?

Speaking of fun, play along with us in our "Silhouettes" challenge at Double D.  My DD teamies have some great samples to share, inspired by every corner of the mood board.

Have yourself a beautiful day!


29 comments:

Glenda said...

Lots going on in your world! Loving your Christmas cards and I think it is wonderful that you aren't afraid to resort to store bought if it is needed. No shame there my friend!

Diane said...

I love love this die and yes I have it too, it makes a wonderful card, and funny thing is I almost brought it out too, but went with my Cricut instead...good thing right? I love this card and just adding the pop of red sets those fun critters off perfectly!! Sorry I am late in wishing you a happy birthday, it has been a zoo here lately and we are on the road again until Tuesday...your card should be there by Saturday at the latest and thank you for my gorgeous card you sent...LOVE it!!

Darlene said...

OMG these are adorable!! Never thought about it but guess our pets look forward to Santa's visit too! LOL Love how you shadowed the image ... perfect!

Cat Craig said...

What a great idea to use a die for the silhouette. So festive.

Christine Alexander said...

I know what you mean about not having enough Christmas cards.
Love you little silhouette line up of dogs, Santa comes to everyone :)

Lynette said...

Great die - such cute dogs. Good luck with your Christmas cards!

Yogi said...

very nice. Have a great day

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

You are right on with your Christmas cards. I don't have any silhouette dies. I really like how this card looks. The dogs look so cute looking up at Santa. I went to Memory Box looking for the cross stitched die and nothing. Is that an old die maybe?

Jeanne H said...

Wonderful silhouette cards. You've more holiday cards done than me!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Leslie: There's something so endearing about little animals looking up to the sky to see Santa and his Reindeer flying by.
Absolutely love this card, these sweet doggies could be Wally, Luly and our sweet DeJaVu, a 3-year-old Siberian Huskey we got at a rescue center 2 years ago this past May.
Beautiful card, my friend, thank you for sharing.
XO
Maria.

Margaret said...

So Beautiful. I love the white edging around the images. Such a simple, easy card, but so stunning. BTW, Happy belated birthday. Sorry I missed it the other day.

Donna Phelan said...

How cute is that....puppies on Christmas Eve. Love the silhouette and how you layered it. Looks magical!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your wonderful Christmas cards. So cute with the puppies looking up to Santa flying by. I wonder....do all silhouettes have to be black? I see that is mostly the way they are used.

Anne Buckingham said...

Thank you for the clever idea of using dies for silhouettes. Your Christmas card with dogs watching Santa and his sleigh flying across the sky is darling.

Vicki said...

Fabulous silhouette scene, Leslie! The added white edges around the silhouette figures look amazing. So fun! I hear ya on the card count...

Pam Sparks said...

This is such a fun one Leslie! I bought it too! Three daughters with dogs...not me. hehe I need to use mine and all the other ones I've collected because they're so fun! Your total is amazing!

Pauline said...

Oh Leslie, how beautiful are these cards! You are so brilliant for using die cuts as the silhouette. I just love the scene you created! I really like the white layer behind the image, just makes this pop! Wow 26 you say, well I have 4, a long way to go. I always have great intentions while at work of all the cards I want to make, then I get home (and we are back to OT again), I'm just too tired to work on cards. And I see you just had a birthday, sending Happy Belated Birthday wishes. I hope you had a wonderful day!

Stacy Morgan said...

Very cute and makes for quick cards for Christmas. I like the crisp and clean feeling. Great job on getting more done this year.

aussie aNNie said...

Nothing like three dogs in a row watching Santa go bye...sure is a cutie.xx

Ros Crawford said...

These are so adorable!! The layering of black on white makes a huge impact!

scrAPpamondo said...

A cute and fun card, love that diecut!! Great idea for Christmas cards!

Barbara said...

I have a son and daughter in law that would just love this card. They have three dogs! I love looking at it and thinking about the story behind the dogs looking at the Santa sled. What a hoot!

Conniecrafter said...

that is just way too cute, I bet inspired by the play date that Wally and Lulu just had :)

crafty-stamper said...

Great Christmas card and love the silhouette images-nowadays I only make for immediate family the rest get shop bought less stress!
Carol x

Kathy Krug said...

Such a fun card. You can sense the awe as the dogs watch Santa. The white makes the black pop.

laurie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these!! I really like silhouette cards can you tell..lol?!

Judy Woodland said...

Well how adorable. That die is so stinkin' cute, and offsetting the white under the black just makes this card pop. I LOVE the image, it just makes me smile.

Traci M said...

These are so cute, Leslie!! Our entire family are dog lovers...my daughters, niece, and brother, and Dad. Makes me wish I had a few of these for quick cards. They are fun and festive, with the red glittered star!! You are doing so well with your handmade Christmas cards too!! I am very impressed.
Reading a few of the comments, I am late to your birthday...so Happy Belated Birthday and also wishing you a year ahead of your favorite furry friends, family, friends, nature and blessings. We have so very much to be thankful for!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Oh my how sweet is this card! The die is wonderful Leslie, My apology for the delayed comment.

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