Tuesday, August 28, 2018

masking & ink blending a shadow + Rubeena's crafting anniversary

Masking and ink blending are some of my favorite stamping techniques and they are amazing for creating a starry shadow!
I am so very thrilled to be joining in day 2 of Rubeena's anniversary! Rubeena is not only one of my biggest sources of crafty inspiration but she is also such an amazing cheerleader! I love how she spreads so much love & kindness! Thank you for being a brilliant light Rubeena!!!

Now let's talk about the hop...

You should be arriving from the amazing Janette Kausen's blog and you will be heading next to the talented Nichol Spohr's blog. You can find the whole awesome lineup on Rubeena's blog. And there are so many awesome prizes, just leave comments along the way...


Studio Katia - $50 gift card
Hello Bluebird - $50 gift card
Altenew - $50 Gift card
Pinkfresh Studio - $30 gift card
Gina K. Designs - $50 gift card
Clearly Besotted - £25 gift card
Simon Says Stamp - $25 gift card
Spellbinders Card Kit ($55 value).
Jennifer McGuire - $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Winnie & Walter, LLC - $40 gift card
Mama Elephant - $25 gift card
Hero Arts - $25 gift card
Nichol Spohr LLC - Custom-sewn rainbow pencil case filled with brand new Spellbinders dies
Danielle Flynn - $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Picket Fence Studios - four $25 gift cards
Ellen Hutson - two $25 gift cards  
Pretty Pink Posh - two $30 gift cards
The Stamp Market - July 2018 Release (estimated $100 value)
Indigojade Art Shop - $50 gift card to Art Prints & Gifts Shop
Flora & Fauna - a 4x6 stamp set
Waffle Flower - $25 gift card
Power Poppy - $50 gift card
In the spirit of love & light, I created a card that was inspired by the abundant talent of artist Penelope Dullaghan. I highly recommend you check out her work because you will be completely inspired! Her piece "Universe In My Shadow" struck a cord with me. I don't consider myself an painter or illustrator but sometimes I'm very moved to recreate something with my stamps & dies.

Here's quick video of the process:






Thanks so much for stopping by & have a great day!
Carly

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79 comments:

Sundaystamper said...

What a wonderful idea for the shadow...and coffee related!!! Love it!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Such a wonderful card... so creative..love it totally.

Elaine Dunton said...

Love the galaxy look for the shadow. Great idea!

Kim Salito said...

What a creative idea, love your card.

Connie said...

Cute card. I love the way you made the shadow.

Kari Leach said...

Who would have thought a shadow could make such a beautiful card!

luluvision said...

Oooh! I absolutely adore this card! What a fantastic idea and so creative! Thank you for sharing this and for being a part of the blog hop!

Kim Faucher said...

So incredibly clever!!! Love this card and so much inspiration on this hop!

Mary Holshouser said...

Clever idea.
The shadow is amazing.
Fantastic card.
thanks for sharing
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Karen H said...

Fabulous card! Besides that being one of my favorite stamp sets, I love the shadow technique, so awesome and clever. Thanks for joining in Rubeena's celebration and sharing your creativity and wonderful video.

Joy Meadows said...

How clever you are. Love the shadow technique. Very nice card!

Martha Herrera said...

WOW.. amazing card! Love it.
Thanks for sharing.

Tami B said...

It's not very often that an idea or technique pops up that really makes me go "Ohhh", but this card sure did! OUTSTANDING job.

Dana M said...

Amazing card! Such a clever concept and so beautifully executed. Love the night sky shadow.

Teri Smith said...

I think your card is creative & fun & I love the technique of putting a night sky within the shadow. How very clever! I also think you have a wonderful sense of humour & a lovely laugh.

Sam B said...

Such a clever card - I'd not have thought to add a "night sky" look to the shadow but it makes for an amazing card focal! Just love it! TFS!!

Sydney Stone said...

Super cute card!!! Love this idea! You made, making a galaxy look so easy!!! 😊😀 Love it!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!! 💜

Cynthia Cole said...

Such a cool and clever card! Love it!

Lindsay Dickason said...

SO awesome! I love this! Thank you so much for sharing!

Patti Bailey said...

Such a different card...I love the shadow!!!

Denise Mlady said...

This is such a unique card, so cool! I'm sure I would have started to do the shadow the wrong way too, lol.

Janis said...

Wow.....how creative and inspiring! Fabulous card and such an appropriate sentiment to go with the galaxy shadow. Super!
<3 J

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Kat E. said...

Love the shadow image. It’s cute. It’s different but different is good.

jn said...

Your idea of shadowing is totally unique !! I love it. Thank you for such an inspirational technique !!

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create and all of you are so talented that I can't help but be inspired. Thank you.

Carol said...

I love the shadow effect! I’ve never tried it before, or even thought about it. Now, I’m anxious to add this to my list of things to try! Thank you!

Papercrafts by Cindyellen said...

now THAT was clever. good use of a stamp and a great idea!! i have so enjoyed everyone's imagination on this blog hop. i'm about overwhelmed with new ideas and inspiration!!!

Celeste Goff said...

What an amazingly creative card!!!

Karthikha said...

Super creative and clever take!! Amazing work!

sharon g said...

The shadow is a cool effect. Nice

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Oh finally this is working....I wanted to let you know just how much I loved your card....It was very unique...and love that......Great card....I hadn’t even thought about this set until I saw how you used it....wow...thank you so much for participating in this wonderful blog hop. Glad I was finally able to get to where I could post a comment......
hugs...

Rubeena I. said...

OMG CARLY, THIS IS AMAZING!!!!! You have shown me so much kindness, I am honored to know you! Thank you for celebrating with me and for writing some of the nicest things ever. I will check out the artist you mentioned. I love when you can find inspiration from anywhere... your card is magical like you!!! Lots of hugs, my friend! A HUGE thank you to Ellen Hutson LLC for sponsoring TWO prizes. So grateful!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love that gorgeous starry shadow! Fabulous card! I am enjoying Rubeena's crafting anniversary celebration and all the inspiring creations along the hop!

Lucy E. said...

What a fun card-very creative idea to
make the shadow!!!

Wendy Lambert said...

I adore this card! The shadow is just such a neat idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

LauraJane:) said...

Design BRILLIANCE Carly!

Krista Knight said...

I love the shadow!! What a great idea

Miriam Prantner said...

OK that masked galaxy shadow is just super cool! LOVE!!!

Esther Asbury said...

What an adorable galaxy shadow -- so creative!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Love this card!

Heidi said...

Awesome design, thanks for sharing your inspiration!

Jeanne Beam said...

Awesome card!
Thanks for sharing your masking technique.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! This is amazing!!! Love your stunning idea!!! <3

Becca Yahrling said...

I think this is so cute and such a fun technique.
Love the blues you used for the shadow.

Laurie Schlichter said...

I have got to try this!

Isabelle Baudin said...

WOW ! I love your card ! It's really a fantastic card, everything about it is amazing ! Thank you for sharing.

Heidi Rees said...

Wow what incredible creativity! The details in the shadow is amazing!

Beata Ng said...

So creative!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is such a great idea to create a shadow with a galaxy look--ahmazing! Loved being on the hop with you!

Jen said...

LOVE your card! What a fabulous look and idea. I also loved that with your short and sweet video I think I might be able to recreate it! Thank you for sharing!

McStamper said...

What an amazing idea. Love the beautiful shadow.Thanks for the video.
(Gilda)

Nunzia Carusio said...

This is a great idea, very different and romantic. Beautiful card!

L Williams said...

Beautiful card! Love the shadow idea; it looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Sue McRae said...

That is so cool! Love how you created the shadow!

mtscrapgal said...

This is such a neat idea for a card. Informative video too. Thanks

Lisa Moline said...

I love your card! What a great idea to do the shadow! And to do it with a galaxy sky look! Thanks for the great inspiration!

~amy~ said...

Carly, this is AMAZING.

Patti H. said...

Love the shadow!! Such a cool effect & a real inspiration!

Born Again Farm Girl said...

But FIRST the Coffee :) , Love it !

Janelle J said...

Looooove how you made that galaxy shadow! How creative! Thanks for the inspiration!! :)

Lisa said...

Wow! So cool, beautiful and brilliant all at the same time.. love this!

Liz O. said...

Absolutely fantastic! Awesome idea of the galaxy shadow thanks for the inspiration!

Alaska .Kris said...

Such a clever idea!

Tina said...

That shade looks awesome 😍

Denise Kitts-Wadlow said...

I'll have to check out this artist you spoke of...at any rate, YOU are one creative young woman! I had to look twice at your card--talk about AMAZING!!! WOW! Great job! TFS--have blessed evening!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic card! I love the shadow - so creative!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow the galaxy shadow...how cool.

Jessica Williams said...

This card is amazing! Such a great idea to make the shadow a galaxy. I just love it!! Thank you so much for the video too. I totally would have cut it the wrong way too the first time. I am going to try this myself! Thank you for the inspiration.

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

D.Ann C said...

How cool is that?!! I'm in love with the fabulous universe in a shadow idea!!! Congrats to Ruby

Tammy L said...

Amazing card and thank you for the tutorial! I may have to try this really soon! Thanks for sharing and for supporting Ruby's anniversary!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Hilarious and fun! Love your shadow of color! Gorgeous!

Buttarcrafts said...

This is so unique...I loved it. Thanks for sharing

Linnea S said...

wow! what a great idea! luv how you made the "sparkle"

Roberta said...

Absolutely beautiful & great job. Thank you for sharing.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

This is such a great, very creative card ! Thanks for sharing.
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mindy1414 said...

Oh WOW, this is out of this world, I love it! I will be watching your video asap to try and learn your technique for this, thanks your for sharing.

Sue D said...

How fun and clever with the shadow.

Andre M. said...

Such a unique project. Thanks for sharing the technique video and inspiration.