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Hello from Sunny So Cal.

Hello Scrapbook Paradise Fans!!!!

Karen here checking in. I sure do miss all of you! How are you? Laura and JoElle tell me everyone is doing great.! As for me I’m still trying to get settled and find my way around in this new environment.
I have my scrap room set up for the most part. A little more un-packing and organizing to do, but I am doing a little crafting. I have to for my sanity, lol. So I thought I would hi-jack the blog and share a little something I created last week.

This month on the Hero Art’s Blog the contest is Flower’s, Colored Pencils and ATC’s. I was inspired to create this card to enter. I thought I would share a little “how to” on the little drop shadow I tried to create.

I started off by stamping 3 flowers onto Copic X-press cardstock using Pumice stone Distress Ink. (It was the only grey-ish ink I had). Next I colored in the edges of the flowers stamped in Pumice with Copic C3.

I stamped and additional 3 flowers using Memento Tuxedo Black. I colored 2 using YR07 & YR09, and one using R14 & R27. After I cut these flowers out I used Pop Dot’s to adhere them over the grey flower, slightly offsetting them creating a drop shadow.

Since I didn’t have cardstock that matched the flowers just the way I wanted I cut squares a little bigger and used the chiseled tip to color the edge.

I was happy with the way it turned out and I hope you will give it a try. I’m sure there are other ways to create this effect but this is what worked for me. And for those of you who don’t use Copic’s I’m sure you could get this same effect using colored pencil’s or painting in the flowers with your distress inks.

Stamps I used are Hero Arts, CL495 & CL497.

Thanks so much Laura for letting me have at the blog today. I hope to check in with all of  you here from time to time. If you would like to see more of what I’m working on you can visit me at I hope you will stop by and say Hi.



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