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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Simple Shadows

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This month there are 10 CTMH Consultants highlighting the "Simple Shadows" technique that is featured on page 102 of our Annual Inspirations Idea Book! This technique is all about creating a 3-D look with the use of shadows by layering your titles (or other image) with a lighter color on top and the same exact design in a dark grey or black to give it a shadow effect.  This technique is simple yet adds so much to a layout or card or whatever you are creating. 

If you are here from Shirley's Blog then you are on the right track.  

For my creation I wanted to show how you can use this same technique in Studio J.  Once you have a title using your dark color, you simply copy that title and paste. You will need to make sure the copied version has none selected for the background. Here is my layout from Studio J highlighting Simple Shadows:

I created this layout using the Jackson paper kit but changed the feature colors to Pear, Lagoon & Black to coordinate with his Monster theme birthday!
Here is the title up close so you can see the shadow-- I created the shadow first in black, then created a copy in lagoon!

Close up the 2 pages:

Here is another SJ creation with the Simple Shadows technique for the title. This time I used Blossom and I did a 3-layer title using black, then lagoon and finally pear on top.

I hope you have enjoyed my creations featuring Simple Shadows.  Before you head off to your next stop at Debi's Blog, please leave me some love in the comment section.

If you have never checked out Studio J, head on over to my website and stet playing!!! Studio J is totally free to use - you only pay when you decide to order the layouts!!!!!



  1. Love the party theme and I like I like every layout I see using Blossom. :-)

  2. Great idea to use it with Studio J layouts! Wonderful layouts.

  3. I would have never thought to do this technique with Studio J; superb! You did a great job on both layouts, highlighting the photos!

  4. Great job, love the Studio J option!