Friday, March 27, 2015

Drop Shadow Tutorial - Using the New Quietfire Dies

I used this technique in a recent card and I just wanted to expand on it a bit.  Here is the card:

A drop shadow is a visual effect that gives the impression of a shadow behind an object. Use the Hello die and cut two coordinating cardstocks. The one which will be a shadow should be a darker colour.  Decide which direction you want the light to be "shining" and attach the shadow by slightly offsetting it from the "raised" Hello die cut.  Make sure it's showing equally around all letters and attach them together.  Don't offset it too much or it becomes a distraction!  Use a colour that will coordinate with some other element in your creation, but don't use something too wild and crazy.  After all, this is a shadow, something that ties the overall design together and accents the main word, not a feature element!

 Thanks for drop shadowing by!

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