Shadow Stamping

Shadow Stamping

Hello there. Today’s video shares how to do Shadow Stamping.  The fun technique of “stamping shadows” is so-very-easy to do, and yet gives really fun results.

Shadow Stamping

I arranged a cluster of solid images from the Garden in Bloom Stamp Set in one corner of  a piece of coloured cardstock from the Brights Collection.  I’ve stamped my image with Whisper White Craft Ink.  I then rotated the paper and stamped them again in the opposite corner.

I then stamped the same images again and this time, stamped them with same colour as my cardstock to match.  The overlapping of the Whisper White Craft Ink  and the coloured classic ink gives the illusion that three inks were used instead of two.

Shadow Stamping

I finished off the cards by white heat embossing a variety of Sentiments from Stylized Birthday and Thankful Thoughts Stamp Sets in the center of the of the cards. I adhered all the panels to white notecards.  This would be a great set of notecards to give as a gift.

Shadow Stamping

Tricks & Tips

  • Stamp your second image slightly off center from the first, this will the illusion of depth to create the shadow technique
  • Craft Ink takes longer to dry.  Dry your cardstock with a heat tool or set aside for the ink to dry completely before adding your greeting
  • Rub an Embossing Buddy across your cardstock to remove any static before stamping your greeting and heat embossing
  • This technique works best with bold colours (brights colour family)

Video Tutorial

View video tutorial below


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