Happy Saturday, today I’m sharing 3 easy and quick cardmaking designs TIPS to add interest to cards or any papercraft project.
**Sadly the Beutiful Day stamp set is no longer available on the Simon Says Stamp shop.
Tip 1. shadow stamping and 3d accents
The Cardmaking Process
- Rather simple for this card I used Slimline Trio die set to cut the background panel.
- Using Memento black in, I stamped the Jar and the sentiment “you light me up”, from Light Me Up stamp set and the butterflies from the “Beautiful Day” stamp set.
- Then, using a very light blue alcohol marker ( Copic), I added color only to the inner edge of the jar.
- Next, I splatter a little bit of Speckle Egg Distress Ink mixed with water to add interest,
- For a little bit of dimension, I stamped 3 butterflies in a nother piece of smooth cardstock ( Neenah 80lb), I added colours using Copic markers and fussy cut them.
- To finish, I glued the butterflies over those stamped on the front panel of my card.
I love the effect of the shadow stamped image underneath a die-cut or a fussy cut image. This is easy to do and it adds incredible value to your projects.
tip 2. SHADOW EMBOSSING OR INLAID DIE CUTTING
You can also replicate the visual effect of the shadow stamped image using embossing folders or stitches dies.
The sample below is perfect to provide inspiration. The stitched butterfly underneath the small die-cut butterfly takes this simple piece to another level. Read the post here!
TIP 3. SHADOW DIE CUTS
Alternatively, you can add a more subtle visual effect by overlapping die cuts as in the card below.
The die-cut window is also a shadow element. The die-cut underneath the main piece is not overpassing the edges of the butterfly and you can barely see it but it is making her look a lot more substantial. Read the post here…
***You can do shadow stamping with any image or die-cut you might be working with.
EXPLORE MORE CARDMAKING IDEAS…
Here are some pictures of previous ideas using butterflies stamps and dies also available at Simon Says Stamp here!
All these samples include a shadow element that enhances the main decorative piece on the front panel.
Even small banners can be considered as shadow elements..
BUTTERFLY THEMED CARDMAKING TECHNIQUES VIDEOS
Last but not least, I also want to share a couple of videos. I have more butterfly videos and video post in my blog and YouTube channel. I hope you find inspiration.
That’s all for today, I hope you enjoy this post
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