Focus: Shadow Play

Good morning! Today's focus will be all about Shadow Play.

 Design Inspiration:  Summertime, sunshine, shadows


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Creative Ideas:


This card showcases the tree with its coordinating shadow- both were fussy cut and adhered to the card with foam tape for extra dimension.  The sentiment, from Ori Kami, was stamped onto a strip of white cardstock cut at an angle- this creates a bit more interest.

Here, a piece of patterned paper serves as the source of light for a sweet bird and the word "sunshine."  The shadows were stamped in a light grey ink to keep the card nice and bright!


 This is another card with the focus on the sentiment.  The word "sunshine" was curved onto an acrylic block and stamped onto watercolor paper.  Next, the banner was hand drawn and carefully cut out.  Other hand drawn details were included to tie everything together- a heart on the cork embellishment, and the border around the outer edge of the card base.

This one was inspired by Torico's amazing card.  I love how she stamped circles behind an outline image, and the colors seemed so fresh and fun!  Here, my circles were stamped using the back of the sun outline in the Shadow Play set, but any of the shapes from Simple Shapes would work too!

This last card shows how you can take any image in a stamp set and create a fun background!  The bicycles were stamped in different directions onto white cardstock, then colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment (from Super Script 2) was stamped in black and cut out.  It would look too busy if it was adhered directly to the bicycle pattern, so a strip of green cardstock (colored with marker) and vellum were added behind it.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and we can't wait to see what you create with Shadow Play!  Don't forget to link your creations up in our Flickr might just get featured here on the blog! :)

Comment on this post (10 comments)

  • Marlon says...

    Sadly, Mastercarve seems to no longer be abvllaaie. Any ideas for an alternate carving material? I LOVE your new book. It is one of my favorite books I have purchased all year!

    March 13, 2015

  • Marcio says...

    Just received your new book! Love the ideas and the iansirption! You would love White Line Printing on Balsa wood if you love to carve,as the grain of the wood when printing is beautiful. I used watercolors and sumi paper to print.

    March 12, 2015

  • Celeste Goff says...

    I love this stamp set! I saw Darlene Devries video using this stamp and I fell in love with it instantly!

    August 02, 2014

  • Diane Hanson says...

    It’s so much fun to see the ideas that designers have come up with after the stamps preview and launch.

    August 02, 2014

  • Virginia L. says...

    Gorgeous samples! I am loving the new images and how you used them!

    August 02, 2014

  • Andrene says...

    Congrats on the new releases and for designing such unique sets! This one is fabulous and a must have! TFS such beautiful and creative cards.

    August 02, 2014

  • Michelle W says...

    Shadow Play is somewhere in the postal system on its way to me. I cannot wait! These cards are fantastic inspiration! :-)

    August 02, 2014

  • conil says...

    Just look at all this gorgeousness. Seriously happy I got these stamp sets now. Such wonderful cards.

    August 01, 2014

  • Shelly says...

    Totally, AWESOME cards!!! Love them!

    August 01, 2014

  • Yukari Y. says...

    Beautiful cards!

    August 01, 2014

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