HiYa! Welcome to the First Annual April Fool's Day Boo Boo Hop, hosted by our very Own Darnell and her famous team of Hamsters.
Anyhoo...here goes with one of my boo-boo's of late. I had seen a Catherine Pooler video on Ink Layering-Shadow Stamping and decided to try it, even though I didn't have the same stamps as Catherine uses (I bet ya'll get tired of hearing about videos, don'cha? Well, I get a lot of my inspiration from videos as well as seeing fab cards on blogs. I'm not an artist but a copier, as I've said many times. I try to provide a link if I can re-find one, and hope that you'll have time to check out the video as well. Always hope the link will work ok for you if you're interested).
So here's my take on the Shadow stamping, using the Mini Misti, which did help a lot, but I need more practice at shadowing images. When I heard about Darnell's Boo Boo Hop, decided I would enter this card. You'll see why:
Wplus9 Happy Wishes clear stamp on purchased kraft card, using Hero Arts Unicorn (white) pigment ink as the first layer. This is where the mini Misti came in handy, as the image was cleaned, then inked with Hero Arts Unicorn Pastel Green, card shifted up just a smidgen, restamped. This green didn't look quite dark enough to show well, so cleaned the stamped leaves, inked with Memento New Sprout to get the look you see.
- re positioned the leaf stamps to do the bottom stamping, followed the above steps. Positioned the sentiment, repeated the steps. Noticed a smudge of ink (operator fingerprint.) so added a small flower image from another clear set, did the same inks.
Was fairly happy with the look until I realized that I have the 'shadow' just a bit off to look like I think it is supposed to look. So I really need to practice with the positioning to get a better looking 'offset shadow'. However, this was my 2nd attempt, and the first one was even worse!!! Another boo-boo was that I should have chosen a bit darker shade of green ink I think. Would love to hear what you think I should try next.
Now I'm off to join Our Darnell in the April Fool's Day Boo-Boo hop. Why don't you check it out? Hmm?
And have a nice afternoon, and thanks for joining me! Hugs