Hi everyone! Well, it sure has been an exciting week for me and I'm glad to be back in the swing of things and stamping again.
Here's my card for tomorrow's clean & simple challenge. The challenge was to create a cas sympathy card.
I've always wanted to try the shadow stamping technique and I thought this tree image would be just perfect for that.
I wanted to take some pictures to show how this technique is done. The first step is to stamp your image. (Shown in the picture above.) I used Certainly Celery ink and the tree image is from SU's Thought's & Prayers stamp set.
Then next step is to stamp your image onto your stamp-a-ma-jig plastic sheet. Then line it up over top of your first stamped image. You'll want to move your image sheet just a tad bit either right or left, just enough to create the shadow effect you want.
This time when I stamped my tree image I used Close to Cocoa ink.
Ink up your stamp and stamp again. In the picture here on the left I wanted to show what my stamped image looked like.
Using the stamp-a-ma-jig comes in handy for this technique; it just makes it so much easier.
I used the same technique again with the stamping on my background.
I had to be sure when I was stamping my background that I stamped it so that you wouldn't be able to see the tree part of my image once I place my main image panel over it.
To the left here is a picture of my background once I am finished stamping it.
I know the first time I tried using my stamp-a-ma-jig it was so confusing, and it took me a little bit to get the hang of it.
You'll notice here that you don't see the tree trunk part of my image.
And here is a picture of my completed card. I added some score lines above and below my main image using my scor-pal. My ribbon is from Offray!
Thanks so much for looking and have a great day!