The new stamp set I used here is Floral Wings, one of our Hostess stamp sets. It has a gorgeous 2-step butterfly in the set, but today I used just the vases and flowers.
Creating a shadow:
Creating a light shade of grey
The shadow of the vases was stamped with one of the paint swatches from Work of Art. I used our Smoky Slate ink pad but “stamped off” (stamped on scrap paper first) before stamping on the card to create the lighter shade of grey.
I wanted the shadows to appear from behind the vases so I had to use a mask over the vases. After stamping the vases on the cards, I stamped one on a sticky note and fussy cut it out. One by one, I covered the vases on the card with the sticky note mask and then stamped the shadow over the bottom of the vase. The mask prevented getting grey on the vase and made the illusion of the shadow coming up from behind.
Making a “Glass” vase:
It may be hard to see in these photos, but each vase is raised and shiny like glass. I created this glass effect by covering each stamped vase with Crystal Effects. After squeezing the liquid over the vases, I had to give them about an hour to dry before completing the cards. The wait was worth it as each vase now looks like glass!
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Other items used to make these cards but not pictured below are: : #137137 Crazy About You stamp set, #134114 Work of Art set, #137363 Hello You Thinlits Dies, #133520 Glue Dotsots, #113439 Big Shot, #100730 Whisper White Cardstock, #103083 Stampin’ Buddy, #129053 Heat Gun, #110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue, #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals, #107301 Whisper White Medium Envelopes.
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