Monday, February 27, 2012

Birthday Wishes

This card was pretty easy to make - I wanted to play with some "shadow" stamping and (as always) use up some scraps.

In the end I cut the overall size of the card down to fit the image I had created, so its a bit shorter than normal.

First I used Distress Inks to tone the top piece yellow/orange and the bottom brownish.  I used three shades of yellow/orange and two shades of brown.  I also used brown around the edge of the entire image to finish it a bit.

Then I stamped the silhouette from A|Muse Studio (one of the Beautiful Botanicals sets) with French Roast ink.  The first stamp comes out bold and dark.  Instead of cleaning it off or re-inking it, though, I stamped it again slightly off from the first.  Repeat this a few times and you get a sense of depth or shadow.  This is a SUPER easy way to add some complexity to an otherwise simply stamped image.  Shadowing can also be done with different colors (which we'll see with a later card).

The polka dot paper is from AMS.  Birthday Wishes comes from the AMS Contemporary Greetings set.  The ribbon and punch are Stampin' Up.

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