Thursday, April 19, 2012

Shades of Gray Shadow

Today's card combines Retro Sketches 7 and Colour Q 133.
  I stamped the main image on Gray cardstock, in Basic Black ink, then went over it again, a little off-set this time, with White Craft ink.  This produces the shadowed effect.  I used a Martha Stewart punch on the bottom of the gray cardstock before adding the strip of scalloped dotted ribbon in black. I also rounded the corners of the top of the main panel for a little added interest.  For the backround panels, I stamped each one with my Distressed Dots backround inked with White Craft ink.  The card was finished off with the sentiment circle and a couple of layered butterflies to tie in the Mustard and Durango colors.
Here's a list of supplies I used......
Stamps: Just Believe, Distressed Dots, Thinking of You (Michaels)
Paper: Black, Gray, Dusty Durango, More Mustard, White
Ink: Black, White Craft, Dusty Durango, More Mustard
Accessories: Embosslits Butterflies, 1 3/4" & 1 1/4" circle punches, Martha Stewart edge punch, Scalloped dotted ribbon, corner rounder punch, basic pearls
Thanks for taking a peek!


  1. Love this shadow I'm giving this a try for sure. Great us of this week colors. So glad you joined us this week at the ColourQ.

  2. Awesome card, Jenny! The stamping is terrific! Thank you so much for playing with us at RetroSketches and colourQ!

  3. Beautiful card, Jenny, I love your gray stamped panel! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ and sharing your card.

  4. Beautiful warm colors! Great card! So glad you played along with us this week at RetroSketches!

  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous card Jenny - LOVE it :)

  6. Great embossing, thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ this week.

  7. What a cool technique...I have never quite gotten the hang of this, but you have made it look easy! Love the polka dots, too! Thanks for participating in the CQC this week!

  8. Congrats, Jenny, on being named a Colour Queen Courtier! Woo-Hoo!