Silhouetted Girl in a Garden with Chinese Lanterns

It’s me, Sabrina,  with another card to share with you, showing a silhouetted girl in a garden with  paper lanterns hanging overhead.  The stamp I used is called  Silhouette: Framed Girl beneath Chinese Lanterns.   I have always loved silhouetted images, especially ones with an old-fashioned feel such as this one has. It reminds me of several favourite childhood books and illustrators.

silhoutted girl in garden with Chinese lanterns

SIlhouetted girl in garden

To start with, I stamped my image on white card with Brilliance Graphite Black ink, which I find very good for solid images, and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I sponged a little Squeezed Lemonade distress inks around the lanterns, and use Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord to sponge in a deep night sky. I spritzed it lightly with water and left it to dry. Originally I had I really wanted to make this into a swing or flip-flop card, but the image was just the wrong size to work well, so in the end I had to give up on that idea and make a simple sponged and dry-embossed background for it. I used a frame with stars and scrolls to pick up on the night sky. After embossing a piece of white card, I sponged it with the same inks that I had used on the image panel, using some of the yellow inside the frame.

I used a Sakura Stardust pen to add silver to all the stars in the frame, and a few silver dots scattered here and there, and then I added the silhouetted girl.

My “dreaming” sentiment comes from the Bookmarks and Sentiments  set. I thought it went very well with the nostalgic feel of the girl in the garden.   I stamped it on white card, sponged it with Antique Linen to give it a more aged look in keeping with card, and folded it into a small banner.


Sillhouetted image of a girl in a garden with a string of Chinese lanterns

Dreaming Girl in a Garden with Lanterns


I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Remember to come by again next week to see more beautiful creations from the team.

3 Responses to Silhouetted Girl in a Garden with Chinese Lanterns

  1. 4hetty October 7, 2016 at 2:36 am #

    Hello Sabrina, this is totally beautiful. The stamped image in the embossed frame and the sentiment is just perfect!@ Love your card. The image is also perfect for an atc.

  2. Kia Gibson-Clapper October 7, 2016 at 5:50 pm #

    Just dreamy Sabrina … the silhouette image is so inviting. I love the sparkle you have added as well. Wonderfully done.

  3. chrissyd723 October 9, 2016 at 6:31 pm #

    Starry NIght beauty! I love how you add the glow around the lanterns and the little touch of dazzle in the corners. LOVELY card!

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