Hi Blog readers, Michelle here today.
Today I am going to share how to do Shadow Stamping. I received a lot of questions about how I did my card in last month’s challenge post so I created a picture tutorial to show you exactly how it’s done. It’s so super simple, you will all be shadow stamping in no time. It is completely addictive!
I am going to show you how to use a clear stamp first for this effect and then a wood mounted stamp.
You will need:
ColorBox White Frost ink
A colored ink of your choice. Hero Arts Mid-tone & Chalk inks work GREAT for this. I am using Hero’s Splash chalk ink.
Fiskars stamp press or clear acrylic block.
Cling Background Stamp
Wood Mounted Background stamp
(You can use other white inks but I feel you get the best images with this ink.)
You can see in the photo below that I can see just a small portion of my white stamped image.
I LOVE the depth you get with this technique. Here is the finished card. I did the same technique with the words but changed the color to Cup O’ Joe. I also used the colors in this weeks Challenge. I also have to add that the hearts were my daughter’s idea. She wanted one, I wanted 3….she liked the 3 when it was done. 😉
Now I am going to show you how to do this same technique with a background stamp. This time I am not going to move the colored image over too much and it will give it an embossed look.
For this card I am going to use a Hero Arts Cling background stamp. When I use background stamps I usually lay my card down onto the stamp rather than vice versa but for this technique it’s not possible, so I have a little trick!
I take a wood mounted Hero Arts background stamp and I place my cling stamp upside down on the back (image side) of the stamp. (they are back to back at this point) This creates a make-shift woodblock for your cling stamp to hold on to!
See how the cling stamp is holding onto the back of the woodblock stamp?
|Now I can use my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get perfect placement!|
Step 2: Clean stamp and ink well with a dye ink and stamp onto Stamp-a-ma-jig plastic. Let this dry.
Steph 4: Using your stamp-a-ma-jig for placement, stamp your image. I used Distress Ink in Chipped Sapphire for this card.
A few tips:
This works best with solid images.
You can make the shadow go left, right, top or bottom
Practice, practice, practice. Try mixing inks and colors.
Here are a few samples I made up for you:
I used all Hero Arts inks on these. From left to righ is Bubblegum, mid-tone; Splash Chalk Ink; Soft Lilac and Mid-tone Green hills are the Tulips. (The shadow inks look better in real life). The last and one of my favorites is Wet Cement, Mid-tone ink. I love the shadow this ink gives.
Mix and match your favorite inks. Soon you will find combinations you love!
If you try this technique I would love to see them. Please comment with a link so I can see!
Have a phenomenal day!