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Creating a Silhouette Effect with Coordinating Dies

Lynnea Hollendonner

Posted on July 11 2022

Hi - It's Lynnea! I have a fabulous technique to share with you if you're short on time and can't color a bunch of images for your card - just use your coordinating dies to create a silhouette effect! Watch the full tutorial on the LDRS Creative YouTube Channel! 
Let's start with the background! I knew that I was going to create silhouette images and I think they look best with a bright background. I wanted to create a sunrise/sunset scene, so I grabbed a few Hybrid Inks and my Blender Brushes and got to work. I masked off the top of the card so that I could blend Raven Hybrid Ink on the bottom of my card and then moved my masking tape and blended Kiss Me Red, Fandango, In Your Face Orange, and Banana Cream Pie Hybrid Ink on the remainder of the card.  I masked the top of my card once again and stamped the Natural Granite 6x6 Stamp with Raven Hybrid Ink to create texture on the ground.
I used the Hawaiian Vacation Coordinating Dies and cut the palm tree from black cardstock and cut the T-Rex, Stegosaurus, and Dodo Bird from black cardstock with the Baby Dino Coordinating Dies. It is that simple to create a silhouette effect! No coloring, no stamping ... just die cutting! I added the images to my card with foam tape and stamped a sentiment from the Baby Dino Stamp Set near the top right. 
I covered my silhouette images with a healthy coating of clear glitter ... because everything looks better with glitter! And that's it! Thanks for joining me! 

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