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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Neutral Shadows - with a twist

Hello, once again.  The weather today is absolutely gorgeous.  In the 70's, blue skies...  If it would only stay like this forever, I would be in heaven.

This month the Technique Junkies newsletter had a technique called Neutral Shadows, where you embossed an image with white embossing powder on white cardstock, then added shading with a neutral color.  I fell in love this this technique.

But I wanted to change it up a bit, so I embossed on black cardstock with black embossing powder (or you can use clear).  Here is what I came up with:

After embossing the image, I used Brilliance Moonlight White pigment ink to stipple around the image, giving it an aura or halo.  I matted the image on white cardstock. 

For the background I used white cardstock, then a layer of black, then a piece of black and white patterned cardstock.  I punched a piece of black cardstock with a scalloped border.  I used a white gel pen to make circles and adhered it to the background.  I put my finished layer on top and, viola, I was done.

A pretty simple card.  Please leave a comment here and let me know how you like it.

Have a great weekend!


CandyS said...

Once again you outdid yourself, Becky. Absolutely beautiful!!

Shelly said...

That's so beautiful, Becky. Really an exceptional card!

Nancy Y said...

Beautiful Card! The aura / halo effect looks Amazing! I Love it!
Have A Wonderful Night!
Nancy :D