Sunday, 27 July 2014

Shadow stamping

I tried a new technique this week for the Mod Squad Challenge - Shadow Stamping. I didn't do a very good job but I don't have time to make another card so this will have to do. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Mid-Summer and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Emboss It.

I started with a piece of blue American Crafts cardstock made into a cardbase. I embossed it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and inked up the raised edge with Salty Ocean Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I cut a piece of white AC cardstock to fit inside the border and inked the edges with the Salty Ocean. 

I stamped the branch with Green Pamass Pigment ink, the bird and wing with Stampin' Up Cajun Craze and shadow stamped them. The stamp set is from Stampin' Up.  I think I should have made a bigger shadow because this just looks like I smeared it when I stamped. Oh well, more practice needed! I stamped the sentiment (Impression Obsession , Inc.) with Memento Tuxedo Black. I thought the sentiment was appropriate for a bird!

It looked a little stark with just the white so I smeared some Blue Sky Martha Stewart ink over the whole white section. It doesn't show up very well in the picture.  I added a couple pieces of ribbon from my stash to finish it off.

Okay, so I just watched the video by Gina K. I definitely should have watched this before making the card!!


  1. Beautiful card! Such a pretty image! Great design and technique!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  2. Dawn, this is wonderful! I love your shadow stamping, and the overall card design is just too much fun! Thanks for participating!


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