Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Faux embossing

I have been squirrelling away on Christmassy projects but have no photos to show you just yet. Am working on that...

Meanwhile, here's another card made with that gorgeous set we received at Convention, Just Believe. The stamping on this card is perfectly flat – but several people have reached out to touch it because it looks embossed. How come? It’s called the shadow stamping technique and you need a stamp, two inks (one in a shadowy colour) and a Stamp-a-ma-jig®.

First I stamped the paler image in Crumb Cake. Then I reinked with Cajun Craze and used the SAMJ to position the stamp very carefully slightly up and to the right of the first image. Ok, so one version went in the recycling, but I was happy with this one – quite effective, I think.

Stamps: Just Believe
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig®, Scallop Edge Punch, 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon – Early Espresso, 1 ¾” circle punch

All products by Stampin’ Up!®            

1 comment:

  1. I love that faux embossed look - you did a lovely job.


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