Sunday 13 April 2014

Shadow Stamping ...

Now I'm the first to admit that I do love a challenge ... but I think shadow stamping might be a challenge to far!!  

Since the start of 2014 I have been trying to enter the weekly card challenge at "Less is More" each week. This week the challenge is for a One Layer Card (which I love) with the added twist that it should involve Shadow Stamping - a technique that I haven't used before and may never use again.

I tried lots of different stamps, some I stamped twice without re-inking, some I stamped with a lighter shade and then a darker shade but each time it just didn't seem to work.  I had some success when stamping flowers on kraft card using white ink and a colour but as Jen (one of the Less is More Designers) had used this colour combination I really wanted to do something different.  I finally stamped the image twice without re-inking and then coloured the image with inktense pencils using water to blend and create a wash of colour for the shadow.

This is the result:

I added an embossed box to ground the image

I used the following:

Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Dovecraft Eastern Promise Stamp Set
Clearly Besotted Pretty Petals Plus Stamp Set
Derwent Inktense Pencils



  1. Your card is stunning and so perfectly shadowed looks like you've used this technique forever. x

  2. This beautiful, the flowers are gorgeous!

  3. Well you certainly wouldn't know you hadn't done this before, stunning effect Elaine. Blending with water to fill in the shadow is genius. Well done! x

  4. Stunning! Great shading and blending.

  5. Beautiful card Elaine and I love your final choice! This is so pretty and pretty stunning in its simplicity! Ann

  6. this is so pretty... perfect shadow stamping
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

  7. I really think you should do this technique again... this is a real stunner!
    It may have taken you a while to get there but my what a fab card!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  8. Beautiful card-such a lovely effect-and i love the frame,finishes it off perfectly :)
    Best wishes,Nessa x

  9. Elaine this is gorgeous! I'd never have guessed what a challenge it was from this stunning creation...
    Thank you for playing along this week
    Less is More

  10. Stunning colors and card design.

    Hugs Diane

  11. Well however you did it Elaine you really nailed the shadow stamping, it's gorgeous!
    Val x

  12. Wow this is a beautiful card and fab shadow stamping :)
    hugs and xxx

  13. I think this turned out fantastic! Great job on the shadow stamping. :-)

  14. This is beautiful. Perfect shadow stamping.and the colours are lovely.


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