I came across a painting video on You Tube called "Stencil Bump" by the http://blog.paperartsy.co.uk/ blog using stencils and then shifting the stencil slightly to create a shadow. This is not something new and it's definitely something I've done before, but this time using acrylic paints, which I rarely use for card making... I love the way it turned out.
You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on card image. Enjoy.
I'm using sentiment and quote stamps from Quietfire Design.
And it fits for these challenges:
Card Mania Challenge #50 circles
Craft Your Passion #220 ribbon
Crafty Sentiments no Designer Papers
Deep Ocean Challenge #81 add a sentiment
Digi Stamps for Joy #95 anything but sq or rect
Pennys Challenges #184 Buttons, BFlies or Bows
Divas By Design #141 ribbon & flowers
Delightful Sketches Favorite Embellies (buttons & bows)
The Pink Elephant Challenge #257
Fantastic Tuesday #42
Loves Rubber Stamps #110
TTCRD #1 - 7
Tuesday Throwdown #202