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This week the H2H challenge is "Our Favorite Techniques" and it's exciting to see all the very special techniques the participants are using and sharing in their paper art!
I have SO MANY favorite techniques, and always appreciate learning new ones from my CTMH friends! So thank you, one and all!
I used the 3-D stamping technique to create this card for a teacher who is retiring after 40 years of teaching service! That long stretch in itself is so awesome, but in addition, he has served with DELIGHT and his students all know and appreciate that quality and commitment from him!
For a manly card, I chose Twitterpated papers and the chocolate and sorbet colors in addition to the touch of blue. I used the "Delight in Everything" CTMH stamp set. (Inside left, I used a Verve Scripture sentiment.)
To achieve a 3-D stamping effect, simply stamp first with the White Pigment ink. I stamped on the B&T paper oval. Let dry thoroughly. Clean the MyAcrylix stamps with a baby wipe. I used a hairdryer to ensure complete dryness.
Then stamp slightly off, for a shadow effect, with an ink color -- I chose Sorbet to go with the card's background color.
I chose not to stamp the stems twice, since I like them simple, the way they are in white.
To make the stamped flowers pop, I added itty bitty opaque pearls.
This is a very easy technique to use when you just want to enhance a card with some shadow-looking effects!
Check out ALL the awesome techniques at the Heart 2 Heart Challenges! You'll LOVE what you find there!