Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Heart 2 Heart -- Sharing My Favorite Technique

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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!


Sheila H said...

Love the shadowy effect - thanks for the lesson :)

Jessica said...

This is so pretty, thanks for sharing your technique with us at H2H!

Haley D. said...

Thanks for sharing the 3-D stamping technique & tutorial with us at H2H! Your card is very pretty, and its recipient totally deserves to be recognized for his dedication to his students!

Debbie Carriere said...

What a great technique!! Love how you framed the image, too. Thanks for sharing at H2H :)

Karen Day said...

Just a beautiful card, I'm sure it will be much appreciated! Glad you could join us at H2H this week :o)

Lorrinda said...

Great card for a great teacher! Love the technique you featured, looks wonderful on the card:) Thanks for joining us at H2H this week.

Melinda said...

What a beautiful card! I have never tried this technique before but can't wait to try it. Thanks for the tutorial and thank you for joining us at H2H!

Melanie said...

Love how the flowers stand out. Thanks for sharing.

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