Me and my shadow

Hello ladies! It’s Tracie here with you again.
Have you ever rediscovered a product that you’d forgotten about? That happened to me recently with the wonderful Hero Arts shadow inks.
Many moons ago in my card-making days I used to use them a lot, then they just seemed to disappear from the market, or maybe I wasn’t shopping in the right places!!
Well the good news is, the shop now has a fantastic range of colours available and my love of them has been reawakened!
So, what, I hear you ask, is so special about shadow inks?
Well I’m glad you asked!!
I just love the subtlety of them, they are so much softer than normal ink pads and so you can create beautiful backgrounds that don’t overpower the rest of your layout and of course, as suggested by their name, they are great for creating shadows and adding depth!
My first layout showcases a couple of photos of me and my other half with the flowers my son and daughter in law bought us as a ‘Thank you’ for all our help with their wedding last year.

I punched a few circles out of the Amy Tan pal paper from the plus one range and used the negative as a mask to ink through to create a shadow

My second layout is my stepson with my gorgeous grandson.

Again I used the plus one range from American crafts. I used a template and of course my shadow ink to mark out a circle of dots ready to position my gems, to represent the roller coaster in the photo.

and finally a layout about the kittens that I found myself fostering last year!

this time I used the shadow ink to stamp a couple of cameras, although this particular stamp is no longer available in the shop there are a few really good alternatives here!

So, if you haven’t tried them already, I hope I have given you some incentive to give shadow inks a go?!
But, if you get as addicted to them as I am, I refuse to take any responsibility!
‘See’ you soon

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