A while back, my friend Beth created and posted a tutorial on how to make a frosted silhouette mirror. (if you're not familiar with her blog, you should be. she is a wonderfuly talented sewist, super-crafty, and so, so sweet. what could be better than that?)
I wanted to do something similar, though a little more traditional for my family. (I apologize for the so-so photos - I was trying to do this quickly before I had to wrap them up, and I didn't have much time).
I used parts of Beth's instructions and just kind of winged the rest. I did search a bit for tutorials, but most of them dealt with how to create a silhouette in photoshop. Since this wasn't what I was looking to do, I just followed Beth's tutorial and improvised the rest.
Since I was making silhouettes of three kids, I wanted to include each child's initials, as well as the year. I tried a bunch of different methods - and was becoming very frustrated with the results - (stamping, stenciling, transfers, stickers, etc.) before finally giving embossing a try. It was so easy - and I really love the look of embossing.
If there's any interest in a tutorial, let me know - I'll be happy to put one together. After all, I still have to create one of these for our home.
Overall, I'm very pleased with the result. And hopefully, we'll have a few very happy grandmothers.