Take 20% off products in the main, outlet, and digital stores with code HOLIDAY20 - sale ends 12/31
Love surprises? Grab a MYSTERY GRAB BAG - $30 worth of products for only $12 or $50 worth of products for only $18 (plus shipping)
Paper Goods Subscription - Get 4 paper goods products ($28 value) starting at just $17 + free worldwide shipping!
Enter the store giveaway for a chance to win one of two prizes!
Subscribe to our store's mailing list for a chance to win a $75 prize code
ART BORDER #3 thin metal die is free with every purchase of at least $21 (ends 12/31 or while supplies last)
Comment on all posts published in December for a chance to win one of ten (10) $7 prize codes. - comment by January 8

Thursday, January 12, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Ombre Shadow Words with Cornelia

Hi, Cornelia here today, playing with my CUTplorations word dies.

I made a small set. And here is how I did it:

I used distress inks and some of my CUTplorations dies.
Inked up some white card stock and die cut the words.

I then die cut the words out of my card base and randomly stamped in the same colors around the negative space using the mixed media stamps, Scribbly Splattery Grunge and Mixed Media Elements

I glued black card stock under the negative die cut to give my words more depth, or a shadow if you will and make the words easier to read. 

Did the same with the other cards.

Added various embellishments

or splatters - my favorite type of embellishment!

My supplies:

SheryRuss_Scribbly Splattery Grunge-preview    SheryRuss_MixedMediaElements   BloomSketches.jpeg

Word dies: amazing, thanks, wonderful

If you try out any of the techniques from our Spotlight posts, link up your project up at our Spotlight Project Showcase.


  1. Beautiful cards, Cornelia! I'm loving all of that great color!

  2. Gorgeous. Love the coloured diecut words. Hugz

  3. Very cool and artsy cards! Love them and the technique you showed us! Thanks!

  4. I LOVE all your ombre die cut sentiments and freestyle stamped backgrounds Cornelia. TFS and always inspiring us. Hugs...

  5. What a deceptively simple technique that looks so amazing!

  6. GORGEOUS!!!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE these words and ADORE your inky designs - THANK YOU for sharing!!!

  7. Beautiful cas designs and the ombre effects are stunning!

  8. Love your use of colour. The blending is fabulous as is your fantastic layout x

  9. wow, these are beautiful. What a great idea.

  10. You could get two cards out of each
    cut - using the negative and the
    positive. Great cards. Very
    thanks for sharing.

    1. Certainly something I am considering - still have the negatives :)

  11. Simply fabulous. Love the bright colours Cornelia. Great little tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Oh my gosh...why didn't I think of that! Whenever I try to create an ombre effect like this, I really struggle with it...Thanks so much for sharing your process with us! Gorgeous cards, Cornelia...I love every color combo, too!

  13. Wow... I'll surely give it a try. Gorgeous cards.

  14. Love these vibrant colour combinations! So striking...

  15. WOWed! Sentiments say it all! Of course, now I need more word dies...STAMPlorations, of course *grin*


We love hearing from fellow crafters. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us :o)