Thursday, July 30, 2009

Be Inspired...

What better way to start off your inspiration than with a challenge? This is an amazingly talented group and I know you are going to love them and be inspired by them. I am lucky they are my PALS :) I am happy to say this card was inspired by the very first color challenge on the new Pals Paper Arts Challenge Blog. Bermuda Bay, Choc Chip and Melon Mambo -I'm so excited to participate. The link will be located here on Stamp, scrap, get kreative on my right sidebar. Make sure to check back every Thursday for the newest challenge.
*I started with a Bermuda Bay (boy is it ever popular with me lately) standard size card base, and inked my flourish from Friends 24-7, in Whisper White and stamped.
*Then I kreated a shadow by inking up with Bermuda Bay ink and offsetting my image slightly over my Whisper White image. Cool effect, right?!
*Then I took my Bella's Border Wheel and introduced it to some ink. First Whisper White and then Choc Chip were run along a piece of Choc Chip cardstock to kreate that same shadow effect.

*Little tricky with the wheel, so I will show you a trick. See the seam on your wheel (click photo to enlarge, you may see it better), start your wheel and seam at the very edge of your paper and roll your first ink color - in this case Whisper White. Tip: Because I'm not doing a long/large wheeling area, I just roll my wheel across my stamp pad and then onto my cardstock.

*Then ink up your second color, here Choc Chip was run across my pad, NOW, key is to move your seam a tad so you don't start at the same point. Viola', instant shadow technique.
You can purchase the Wheel Guide (104834) to avoid crooked lines or overlapping images. Hint: I use a thick edged straight ruler to run my wheel along to keep my image in line.
Give it a whirl on your wheel :)
* Added a few non-SU rhinestones, who doesn't like a little bling :)

Check back to see some coordinating gifts I kreated with this card.

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Supplies:
Stamps: Friends 24-7 (113218), Define Your Life(114950), Bellas Border Standard Wheel (112476)
Paper: Bermuda Bay(115317), Choc Chip(102128)
Ink: Whisper White Craft(101731), Bermuda Bay (115655), Choc Chip (100908)
Accessories: Melon Mambo Ribbon (115611), Non-SU Rhinestones

18 comments:

Stampin' Diva said...

Love the card!!! I have to try that shadow effect

Ann Schach said...

Wow! Thanks for the tutorial on shadowing! You never fail to be an inspiration to me!

Kim S. said...

That shadowing technique is the BOMB! I know if I tried it, my image would be one big smear! It is a beautiful effect...I have to borrow that wheel too! ;)

Caryl P said...

Beautiful card, thanks for all the tips on using the wheels. I was given a few wheel stamps a couple years ago and did NOTHING because I didn't know what color ink to buy or anything. I'll get the handle and give it a spin!

Gina Shaw said...

Ooh, beautiful card, Kim. Thanks for all of your techniques, too! They're so very helpful!

Denise said...

This is such an awesome tip! I thought it was embossed at first!! WOW! Kim, your talent is incredible - I love checkin' in here with you! ;)

Patti said...

Boy that shadowing really does a 3-D trick to your wheel! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

That is really cool. I gotta try that!

Mary Fish said...

Gorgeous. Very cool shadowing effect. Excellent tips on the wheel!

Hugs, Mary

Sunstamper said...

Your shadowing effect is great. The images look like they are lifted off the card. It sounds difficult but I will have to give this a try. Thanks for the tips.

Carrie said...

This shadowing is AWESOME! Beautiful card, but that shadow really makes it stunning I think. :)

Kris Kilcoyne said...

You are truly a fantastic stamper!

I love your card... every bit of it, especially the shadow effect.

You are always full of useful tips!

Carla Bazhenow said...

WOW!!! I thought your card was embossed too. Thanks for the wheel tips, I need them. Your card is beautiful.

Tiffany said...

Beautiful! Great job with the challenge!!!

Margaret Moody said...

Kim - I love your card! Great use of the chosen colors and I love the shadowing technique!

Pals Paper Arts said...

Loving your shadow technique ... thank you so much for providing a photo tutorial.

Fantastic job with the color combo!

On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for Playing @ the PPA!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Gorgeous card Kim, I LOVE the fun shadow technique, thanks for sharing!

Hugs to you, Jennifer :)

Terri E. said...

I love your craft ink and fun card. Great job with the PPA color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.