I think I've already said lots of times that I just love Summer Silhouettes if you were going to invest in any stamp set for its flexibility this is one that I would highly recommend you pair it with a simple sentiment set and you can have a card for almost every occasion.
There is just so much you can do with this set. One idea I fell in love with was a card that I saw and can no longer find the link to give credit to the original designer - if its you please let me know and I'll make sure to link your details I loved her idea and the colours but changed the design around.
I've never stamped on patterned paper .. I know shocking considering how long I have been stamping!! The Comfort Cafe papers are new to the catalogue and are just gorgeous and have a wonderful range of colours including Cajun Craze, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede and Midnight Muse they have some very soft florals but also some manly patterns that would be great for the men in our lives.
You get 12 double sided sheets of 12" x 12" papers.
So onto the card:
I took a piece of the Comfort Cafe paper and using the Summer Silhouettes Stamp set and the large bloom, leaves and small flower I stamped randomly over the paper using Melon Mambo with a touch of Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango with a touch of Poppy Parade (now sadly retired), Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade for the leaves. The sentiment is from the Curly Cute set and is stamped in Midnight Muse I'm loving this for my stamping at the moment and I'm finding I'm using black less and less.
I added some of the Rhinestones and here is a close up:
I'm really pleased with how this turned out and will definitely be using this technique again.
Summer Silhouettes (W) 126445 £21.95 or (C) 126447 £17.95
Comfort Cafe Designer Series Papers 126898 £9.95
Curly Cute (W) 117014 £17.95 or (C) 120510 £13.95
Rhinestones 150 of 3 different sizes 50 of each 119246 £4.50