Shadow Technique Tutorial and Swap Cards

In case you are wondering, our Friday Stamp-a-Holics Challenge was canceled last week.  We will be back this Friday with a new challenge.  Meanwhile, I did a swap card I wanted to share with you.
I chose this old sketch from Split Coast Stampers, number 255, 
and offered it as a challenge to my Upside Downline Group.
I will first show you how I did my card, 
then share photos of the cards the other demonstrators did.
I used the tree stamp from Thoughts and Prayers.
Here is a tutorial on how to do the Shadow Technique:
First I stamped the image with Whisper White Craft Ink
on a piece of Certainly Celery.
I stamped the same image on the Stamp-a-ma-Jig image sheet in Rich Razzleberry.
Then I positioned it over the Whisper White image,
 just slightly offset.
After removing the image sheet, 
and using the Stamp-a-ma-Jig handle as a guide,
I stamped the Rich Razzleberry over the Whisper White to create the "shadow."
I also used:
Card stock:  Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
Stamp sets:  Thoughts and Prayers, Itty Bitty Bits
Punch:  Itty Bitty Shapes
Ribbon:  Certainly Celery 5/8" Satin, Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta
Here is another card I did from the same sketch:
On this one I used the Dream Gardens stamp set,
with Cherry Cobler, Whisper White, Basic Gray and Basic Black.
Here are cards from the other demonstrators.
Although I used my watermark on them in order to show the Stampin' Up! copyright,
they are not my creations.
Names of the other demonstrators are included.
Deborah Baca and Eva Davalos
Carolyn Green and Kathy Griego
Mary Campos and Donna Rolston
Mary Sue Osborn and Elizabeth Streett
I think it is always fun to see how everyone utilizes a sketch.  There is such variety in these samples, and we all started with the same layout.  I hope you will be encouraged to participate in some of the great challenges available online.  I know I have learned and grown a tremendous amount since I started doing them.  I have certainly had to work outside of my comfort zone at times!
Speaking of challenges, don't forget to stop by on Friday to see this week's challenge.  Meanwhile, Happy Stamping.

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4 Responses to Shadow Technique Tutorial and Swap Cards

  1. Created By You July 12, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    Wow.. great swaps, what a great group! Thanks for the tutorial, your card is very pretty!

  2. Sandi July 13, 2010 at 3:20 am #

    Beautiful cards Sage, and thanks for reminding me about the Shadow technique as I was trying to do some quick swaps for Convention. This fits the bill!!

  3. Mary (aka Muffins Mama) July 13, 2010 at 6:22 pm #

    Its interesting to see all the different interpretations of the same sketch. They are all beautiful. I especially like Donnas version with the image and row of brads on an angle. TFS!

  4. HappyExpressions July 15, 2010 at 4:03 am #

    Very nice! I would love to get a swap card like this one. TFS!

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