Today a whack of pictures with the teeny details
of these 2 Amber Ink Hostess with the Mostest cards...
...a general how-to for turning line art
(for this one I just printed the silhouette & cut with an oval cutter)
The silhouettes are an Amber Ink line art image that
I filled in PhotoShop to get a silhouette:
They're embellished with mini things like this
teeny tiny dinner invitation with a folded mini envelope
(made with paper, thread & printed text bits).
The square card says "What's Cookin' Good Lookin?" inside.
The tall card has this little salad bowl in it
(which is also part of the Hostess with the Mostest set):
One paper envelope:
(how to line any envelope quickly here).
And one upcycled organza bag:
(It used to have silk undies in it! *giggle*)
I stuck a mini tea towel & recipe card on the
organza envelope to hide the company logo:
The tea towel was made by printing a small section of
this ipaper onto Sticky Back Canvas and
wrapping it around a bit of cardstock & fraying the ends
The recipe card was made by printing a part of a recipe
sized to a 2 point font & cutting it out to measure
just under 1" x 3/4"
1... details: DIY mini card embellishments
2... the image Hostest with the Mostest from Amber Ink
3... how to make a line art image into a silhouettes (plain & patterned)
Some mini things made of paper:
I rolled it like a paper bead.
- Cut a wee scrap of patterned paper about 1 inch by 1/2 an inch.
- Stick a teeny bit of double-sided tape on one side of it.
- Roll the paper on a needle (adhering the paper to itself).
- Slide the paper off of the needle.
- Then cut the tip of the rolled paper with scissors to shape it into a point like a lead.
- Draw on details (the pencil lead & the eraser) on with black and silver pens.
organza envelope above (again, 2 point font).
(patterned and copy paper) and doodled on them.
around the cover and pasted on a tiny printed label.
Hostess with the Mostest:
I used the digital version:
Do you prefer stamping?
You can find the stamps here.
I also used these 2 digi papers:
ipaper Schoolgirl Plaid
& Swiss Dots Sunny Yellow tiny
My printer a Canon MP240 prints colours funnily,
so I added green to these papers (+100 green)
...create silhouettes from line art images:
Open the silhouette in Photoshop
(or other digital software that is
capable of filling images with solid colour.)
Fill all the areas of the line art image
Then print it & use your image:
This digital fill is how I did the ones I used on the cards above
(but not with a deep black. I like using black at 80% to get a silhouette
that reads as dark, but still shows some of the line art of the image.)
You can even get a funky patterned silhouette:
Simply fill the image with a pattern
(Please see this tutorial post if you'd like
to see how pattern filling works).
Stamp the image & then simply colour it in:
To create a patterned stamped silhouette:
Stamp the line art image, then stamp & heat emboss a pattern over it
(with clear embossing powder) then colour it in.
...and here are the cards again:
square card: 4 1/2" wide x 5" tall
tall card: 3 1/2" wide x 6 3/8" tall