Wednesday, July 15, 2015

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Simple Shadows - Pg. 102

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!

This month there are 9 of us highlighting the “Simple Shadows Technique " found on Page 102 of the 2014 Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.

If you are coming from Catherine's Blog
you are on the right track!

I'm just back from the Annual CTMH Convention and excited about all the new ideas I saw.  Eager to experiment and try all kinds of new techniques.  The technique I observed on several art pieces was this "Simple Shadows" technique by offsetting a die cut with a contrasting paper to create a shadow and make it "POP".  I had also used it on previous artwork and was eager to play with shadows on more projects.

Artfully Sent pocket card (pg 29) layered 
on a Daisy white 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 card.
The LOVE was cut from Smoothie CS and a hint of a shadow was created  by cutting a same size black pocket card and layering it slightly offset for a hint of a shadow without using foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto Melissa David's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!


  1. I really like this Artfully Sent cut! It looks great with the smoothie and the black shadow.

  2. I just love how a small shadow makes things pop! This is one of my favorite cuts and it looks great!

  3. It is great how that black shadow really looks fabulous with your cricut cut! I haven't used that cut yet but need to!

  4. Love the use of this technique in the card -- great job.