Faux Layers Using A Drop Shadow

By | 09/06/2018

I was trying to make a quick video to demonstrate the drop shadow faux layers technique when my camera just died.  It is 6 years old so I’m guessing it has served me well!  I will have to treat myself to a new camera for videos on my way home from work tomorrow!

I was attempting to combine this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch layout which had 3 layers on top of the card base with the faux single layer card technique that I used yesterday.

Here is what I came up with:

Stamping Imperfection Faux Layers and Drop Shadow

This is a hurried card because I still have an hour of school work to do, but it was a good practice card for when I can make the actual video.

One of the most important things that I’ve come to learn is that when you are learning a new technique, the only way to improve it to get better and challenge yourself.  Not every effort will be perfect.

Once again, I am embracing the imperfections.

This is one layer of card stock using just markers, stamps and permanent black ink to create the card. Plus the sequins and the white embossing powder.

I am doing simple coloring on the flowers and leaves and adding a light gray outline around the left and bottom edges of the squares and images to create the faux layers and faux dimension.

The stamp set is Altenew’s Perfectly Perfect and the inks are all Altenew Artist Markers plus their permanent black ink.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:  I LOVE these markers.  There are 36 in all and now they  have marker refills that you can purchase.  This is not a $2500 investment to have the entire collection.  If you wait for a sale, you can get a good deal on these.  That’s what I did.  Plus, placing a $200 order got me free two day shipping.  I love free shipping because it saves me so much money.

Alas…I’ve procrastinated grading those papers long enough!  Off I go to get to work!

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