PTI MIM: Shadow Backgrounds

I had some free time yesterday and decided to play along with Papertrey’s Make it Monday: Shadow Backgrounds.

The concept is to make the images in the background grey or the same color as the cardstock and the main image is full of color. There were two image techniques I noticed – using outline and solid stamps together or larger and smaller images together. I made cards using the two image techniques.

My outline and solid card is also a clean and simple card:

The Sky is the Limit | by karen h @ carefree creations

It is cas only in that there limited layers.

I started by stamping the outline balloon image on the background and then added white clouds to help connect everything and make a flow.

My large and small image card is much less cas:

Hello Sunflower | by karen h @ carefree creations

This image is the only one I have in my stash where I have a large and small version. I wish I had a slightly lighter grey, but between the bold colors and the plaid stripes, I feel like the focus is where it belongs.

This was a fun technique!

Thanks for taking a peek!

the sky is the limit
Stamps: Up Up Away (Papertrey Ink – PTI);;
Ink: Pool (Hero Arts); Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, Enchanted Evening (PTI);
Paper: Spring Rain, White (PTI);
Other: Up Up Away die, Double Ended Banner die (PTI);

Stamps: Autumn Abundance, Sunflower Bouquet, Plaid Builder (PTI);
Ink: Black (Memento); markers (Copic); Gravel Gray (My Favorite Things); Blueberry Sky (PTI);
Paper: White, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening (PTI);
Other: Stitched Rectangle die (Lil Inkers); sequins (Simon Says); Noted die (PTI);

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