Wednesday, July 15, 2015

July Technique Blog Hop - Simple Shadows

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop this month where we are featuring the "Simple Shadows" technique located on page 102 of the current Annual Inspirations.  Here is a summary of the technique as found in the idea book.
If you are coming from Debi's Blog, you are on the right track.  She happens to be the start of the hop where you can also find a complete list of participants.

I decided to use one our Design Creations Lagoon Paper Bags to make a holder for some photos I am giving to a friend.  I used the Artbooking Cricut cartridge, exclusive to Close To My Heart, for both the camera and sentiment images.
The camera image was cut out at 2 1/2" - both the Black and Cranberry pieces.  Smile was cut at 2" out of Black and Canary cardstock and staggered a bit as shown in the technique.  (I just realized I used the same image as the sample.  LOL)  The original sentiment says "Smiles" but I did cut off the "s" to just have "Smile".  I added some Light Gray Epoxy Bubbles, Pixie Extra Thick Twine, and a Bubbly Enamel Shape.

Here are the pages for the two keys I used - page 40 and 51:

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment, if you choose.  Now head on over to Wendy's Blog to see her fabulous incorporation of this technique.

Happy Hoppin'!

10 comments:

  1. So adorable ~ what a great way to make something special for a friend.

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    1. Thank you! I thought it was a fun way to package the photos!

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  2. Very cute idea! I may have to borrow it. ;-)

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  3. LOVE this technique!!! I use my Cricut ALL THE TIME but have never used the shadow effect! And...how cool is that to give your friends photos in this CUTE little bag instead of handing them a stack of photos! Y

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    1. I know! I hadn't either! Gotta love being "forced" to try something different! LOL You know I appreciate your kind comments. :)

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