I've been experimenting with shadow stamping, inspired by the latest challenge at Less Is More, which is Shadow Stamping
To create the shadow, I stamped the fern in Versamark ink and then chalked over the image in green chalk, first with the applicator tool from the chalk palette and then to even it out and blend away the edges, with a cotton wool ball. Then I overstamped the image in black Memento ink.
On the first card I made, I picked out the colours of the image with Candi embellishments.
Then I remembered that this week it is a one layer challenge - slapped wrist - so I had to make another card. As the image is quite strong and masculine, I thought this was a good opportunity to adapt it to the current Time Out challenge, too - Happy Birthday with a masculine twist
So here is my finished card - although I have to confess that I really prefer my original Candi-embellished version!