Sunday, May 15, 2011

How To

First off I wanted to say Thanks to Dana for the sweet comment! You really put a smile on may face and I appreciate you and your friendship!

This month on the Hero Art's Blog the contest is Flower's, Colored Pencils and ATC's.  I was inspired to create this card to enter. I thought I would share a little "how to" on the little drop shadow I tried to create.

I started off by stamping 3 flowers onto Copic X-press cardstock using Pumice stone Distress Ink. (It was the only greyish ink I had). Next I colored in the edges of the flowers stamped in Pumice with Copic C3.

 I stamped and additional 3 flowers using Memento Tuxedo Black.  I colored 2 using YR07 & YR09,  and one using R14 & R27. After I cut these flowers out I used Pop Dot's to adhere them over the grey flower, slightly offsetting them creating a drop shadow.

Since I didn't have cardstock that matched the flowers just the way I wanted I cut squares a little bigger and used the chiseled tip to color the edge.

I was happy with the way it turned out and I hope you will give it a try. I'm sure there are other ways to create this effect but this is what worked for me. And for those of you who don't use Copic's I'm sure you could get this same effect using colored pencil's or painting in the flowers with your distress inks.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are having a great weekend. As for me I'm painting the living room and taking a break in the afternoon to watch my nephew's baseball game. He's 5 and I can't wait to see these little cuties out there.



  1. Love this beautiful card, Karen! Thanks for the tip on creating a shadow. . .fab idea!

  2. Beautiful, Karen. When I first saw the flowers, I really thought they were dimensional - great idea! Good luck with your blog, I haven't even taken the plunge yet!!

  3. Beautiful card and coloring, Karen! Thanks for sharing on creating the shadow technique!

  4. Oh yes I have to give this a! Gorgeous!


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