I'm using two different digital stamp sets from Polka Dot Orchard. They are having an awesome 50% off sale on Christmas/Winter sets. Plus all other sets are 35% off for a limited time!
I'm using the Poinsettia from Poinsettia Greetings. You can find that set right HERE.
I sized it to be larger than an A2 size card panel. I printed it out using my laser printer onto regular copy paper. Yes. Regular copy paper. You see, this wasn't supposed to be a card. This was a sample I printed out that was laying on my desk. I had a technique on my mind and I thought I'd just try it out. And then I just colored the whole thing. I was so happy with how it turned out I knew I was going to go ahead and figure out how to use it for a project.
The technique is simply to use a standard pencil and a smudging tool to add a hint of a shadow. This is not my idea at all. I picked it up from YouTube of course. My major influences are Amber Rain Davis and Jaycee Gasper. It's so easy AND satisfying! I would lightly scribble some pencil in the areas where I wanted the shadows to be. Then I grabbed a blending stump to smudge it out. Here's how it turned out!
Obviously copy paper isn't strong enough for a card layer so I glued it onto a piece of cardstock. I wanted to keep it simple. I added the yellow at the center of the flower and touches of Gold pen. I also added random dots with the gold gel pen. That's it. I added it onto the black and white patterned paper and then onto a black card base.
The sentiment is from the Holiday Poinsettia set. I reversed the font color to white. Then I created a black rectangle in Adobe Illustrator. I put the white sentiment on top and printed it out. I added foam tape to the back and added it to the card.
Here is a close up.
I appreciate you stopping by. I'm off to link my card up to the Build Your Stash Holiday Hop. Hope to see your cards there!