Technique Blog Hop ~ Simple Shadows

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!


This month we are featuring a technique called ~ SIMPLE SHADOWS which can be found on page 102 of the Annual Inspirations Idea book.  This technique is really simple and can be used with cards, home decor or scrapbook pages.  Basically by making a second die-cut in another color either dark or in my example light you can make your die-cut pop. This month we have ?? consultants featuring artwork using this technique so you will definitely be inspired.  If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from WENDY KESSLER ’s Blog then you are in the right place.  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.

I have been making it a personal goal to complete some of my own scrapbook layouts so I don’t continue to fall further behind.  I chose to do this layout with the fun Jackson paper pack which is from the Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book.

Technique Simple Shadows ~ Jackson Layout ~ catscrapbooking.comThe colors of the Jackson paper pack are great for outdoors but also for boy theme.  I designed my own title using my Cricut Explore.  I really like Design Space as you can use any font you own to make a title.  In this case I used Boys are Gross font – it was really not intentional but the name makes me chuckle since my son is covered in food 😉 . Once I pick the font I un-group the letters then move them and weld them together.  I then just cut the title twice once using Colonial White and then again using Glacier.

Here are the products I used for this layout:

  • Jackson Paper Pack X7195B
  • Barn Red, Colonial White, Glacier,  and Cocoa cardstock
  • Glacier Extra Thick Twine Z3039
  • Jackson Complements X7195C
  • Brave Enamel Shapes Z3073

Now hop on over to DARLYS RECKER’s Blog and see what she has created for you to day.  If you get lost along here is the full list of participants.

  1. Debi barber
  2. Melissa Robinson
  3. Wendy Kessler
  4. Catherine Nowak ~ You Are Here
  5. Darlys Recker
  6. Melissa David
  7. Michelle Loncar
  8. Haley Dyer
  9. Shirley Ross
  10. Tonya Whitehurst

Happy Crafting!

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  1. Nice layout!

  2. Very cute layout! Nice shadow in a light color.

  3. Melissa Robinson says

    LOL Love this layout – the photos are perfect and the layout really draws your attention to them!

  4. Great layout and such a cutie!

  5. Very nice layout!

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