Good morning sweet friends! I’ve been traveling again and this morning I am getting ready to take to the road that takes me home. All good things!! Before I left, I had a chance to sit down and make a card – I feel more of those days ahead. This is my first time using A2 Background Swirl die from the Romancing the Swirl Collection and I just love it. When you pair it up with a shadow layer of gold behind your colored die cut, the Shadow Layering just sets it off. I’m using a new sentiment from Quietfire Design that is sweet and true – Kites Rise Highest. The sentiment is set on Swirl Tags.
Curious about shadow layering? It’s easy. All you do is cut two of any die you want to shadow layer. Place your focal die cut on top and adhere by using dots, here and there, of Ranger Glossy Accents on the back. You simply lay your focal die cut on top of the shadow die cut. If you work quickly, even after you have all the glossy accents down, you’ll have a moment to move things around. Offset the shadow layer slightly from the focal die cut – but not too much. Your offset should be left to right and you can also offset a little from top to bottom. That’s all there is to shadow layering. Think about the possibilities…it functions as a color accent, to add a glimmer with metallic sheets or just to add a little bit of shadow for depth!
Stamps: Quietfire Design – Kites Rise Highest
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Coredinations, Gold Mirror Board – Hobby Lobby
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Spellbinders, A2 Background Swirl, Swirl Tags. Romancing the Swirl Collection,
Okay, just a personal tidbit. Recently I fell headlong into Amazon and signed up for Audible Books and purchased several. I have a long drive head and today I’ll be listening to Shauna Niequest – Present over Perfect. I purchased the hardcover book some time ago and not surprisingly haven’t had a chance to read it yet so I’m looking forward to checking this off my list. Since I’m stuck in the car – I’ll have to think about what I’m hearing. Oh, and after Present Over Perfect, I’m going to learn French with an audible book. So if you’re driving and you look over and see an animated lady mouthing Bon jour – that’s me, lol! :-)