Wednesday, July 15, 2015

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Simple Shadows

 Welcome to our monthly Technique Hop! This month we are featuring Simple Shadows which can be found on page 102 of our 2015 Annual Inspirations Book. It's quite simple but adds a real bang to your artwork!

If you've arrived from Melissa David's blog you're on the right track. Just click the links at the end of the post to continue to the next stop on the hop.

For this hop I created a layout with some photos from last summer's family reunion. My daughter, son-in-law and grandkids traveled from out East to the Mid-West and we had a blast all weekend long!

Here I combined some B & T paper from two different My Reflections paper packs. The brown triangle pattern is from Jackson and the other two are from Seaside. Our Close To My Heart Cricut Artbooking cartridge was used to create the trees and words. The trees were dry embossed using the Diamond Embossing folder to give them some texture. For the overall pattern I used our How-To Book called Reflections. It's on page 35, Bottom Border-Tittle. TIP: When putting the trees and words together I find it works best to dot Liquid Glass on the pieces as the adhesive to glue them together and to adhere to the project. Both the trees and words are "shadowed" and you can see how that little bit of shadow really makes them stand out and pop!

All products are Close To My Heart: (click for image)
--How-To Book: Reflections
--Cricut Artbooking
--Cardstock: Colonial White, Smoothie, Pear, Barn Red
--Paper Packs: Seaside (R) , Jackson (R)
--Embossing Folder: Diamond
--Embellishments: Durables Triangle Studs

(R) = retiring Aug. 31, 2015

Don't forget to check out the Retiring Items and While Supplies Last sections for some fantastic deals!

Now it's time to hop over to Haley Dyer's blog for more ideas! 

Thanks for hopping by!



  1. Love your trees! What a great idea!! I am definitely going to be scraplifting. :)

    1. Thanks, Melissa. I wanted to shadow more than just the words. The trees seemed like a good one.

  2. Your trees are so cool - I definitely need to lift this idea. Great layout!.

    1. Thank you, Catherine. I love how they turned out.

  3. A lot of fun stuff going on in that layout and some wonderful photos!

    1. Thanks, Melissa. Scrapping the photos brought a smile remembering all the fun we had.

  4. Love the addition of the shadow on the trees -- great job!

    1. Thank you, Shirley. It was fun to scrap the event.


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