As an enrollee in the online "Stretch Your Stamps" class, I find I am incorporating many of the tips and ideas that have been shared. Those (use of sentiments/shadow stamping) are evidenced in this card I made for this weeks Ivory and Green card challenge at http://www.atjoansgardens.com . Joan's challenge was to make a 4 layered card using ivory and green colors and a sentiment. What! no ribbon? no bling? Okay.... .... .... So, I decided to emboss the floral stamp in white on the green background. First mistake....I grabbed the clear embossing powder instead of the white. (Don't they look the same in the jar???) Turning the lemon into lemonade, I stamped again just offset from the original and this time I got the right jar of powder! Here it is...4 layers, ivory and green, with a sentiment that is finished on the inside of the card. The complete sentiment is: Flowers Say Hello from the Heart". Now that this card is finished, I'm thinking it doesn't need ribbon or bling lol!
Paper: Ivory and Green cardstock
Stamps: Stampin Up (floral), Hero Arts (Sentiment)
Die: Cherry Lynn, Spellbinders
Misc: Zing Embossing Powder (clear, white)