Friday, 9 October 2009

365 Cards Day 223 In the Shadows & Caardvarks 'Take a Bow'


Today the challenge was to produce a card with a shadow somewhere. I decided to choose this bird image from Unity Stamps. I stamped one image with black Stazon then a second without re-inking the stamp. I really rather like the effect, although by using the grey leather embossed card as a frame, my husband thought it looked more like a sympathy card than a birthday greeting. I quite like it anyway.
The sentiment is computer generated and die cut with a Quickutz straight edge oval die. I used my Making Memories ribbon punch to make the ribbon slits. I used the Dovecraft ribbon on the wrong side as I preferred it with the rest of the elements. The stripy, right side looked a little dull in comparison.
On this side I think it looks good enough to enter into the Caardvark's challenge 'Take a bow' where beautiful ribbon techniques are to the fore! I hope this is good enough!

20 comments:

  1. Your card is so beautiful! What an awesome effect the double stamping gave!!! Love it!

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  2. Ah gorgeous. Love monochrome and it's less is more-ness. Fab, love a bit of second generation ink!

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  3. Very pretty card Thanks for playing !

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  4. That's a nice "shadow" in the card. :)

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  5. Very pretty Chrissie

    Hugs,
    Jaggs

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  6. Amazing. Such a fabulous card. Love the stamp.

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  7. wow thise is a superb card and looks like its jumping of the card....fabulous hugs sassyx

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  8. This is stunning Chrissie, the double stamping is very effective.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Clare x

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  9. ooh Chrissie this is so lovely, the shadow is perfect the way you've stamped without re-inking.

    Victoria
    x

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  10. oh this is stunning!! and thanks for the info on creating the shadow :0) i was stumped!!

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  11. Très classe (or very posh !) I love the colors.

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  12. Chrissie, I LOVE IT. Fabulous job as usual my friend.

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  13. Superb in it's simplicity, love the shadow effect and may have to use it myself one of these days :o)
    Jackie xx

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  14. Love the texture of that grey frame ... and the beautiful ribbon of course ... thanks for joining the fun at Caardvarks.

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  15. Chrissie - this is beautiful!

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  16. what a lovely and elegant card! i adore the shadow stamping effect...and the ribbon threaded through the tag is VERY cool! ♥

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Thank you so much for popping by, I appreciate your comments!
Thanks,
Chrissie