Forever Fern Shadow
I saw such a fun technique today, and I had to give it a try. It’s called shadow stamping.
The idea is to stamp an image in a darker color, then stamp it again (and off a little to the side) in Versamark and emboss with a light powder. This wasn’t working for me, though. I am impatient, and after stamping the leaves in Early Espresso Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock, I didn’t wait for the ink to dry before I stamped in Versamark and embossed. This caused a lot of embossing powder to stick to the Early Espresso leaves. After several failed attempts, I decided to cheat.
I stamped the three greenery images from the Forever Fern Stamp Set in Versamark on a separate piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock, then embossed with white Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Next, I used a Blending Brush to add some Crumb Cake Ink to the images and then I die-cut them with the Forever Flourishing Dies.
On the Very Vanilla Cardstock that would be a card layer, I stamped the same leaves in Early Espresso Ink, then blended Crumb Cake Ink over the entire layer. I glued the die-cut, embossed leaves over the stamped Early Espresso leaves and stamped the sentiment from the Something Fancy Stamp Set on the bottom of the layer with Early Espresso Ink. Except for the blotch of Crumb Cake Ink in the upper corner, I’m very happy with how this turned out. I was sure I tapped excess ink off my brush and started blending off the card stock, but, apparently, at least once, I did not.
I added the stamped layer to Crumb Cake Cardstock, then to a Very Vanilla card base. Since I knew it would be a sympathy card, I kept it simple and unadorned.
If you wondered about my lunch with Amelia, it was awesome! She introduced me to many of her friends and I had such fun meeting them and enjoying time with my grand. School has changed a lot since I was a kid. First – family members couldn’t just drop in for lunch any time they wanted. And we had to be quiet. This was not a quiet lunch. In fact, I may have some hearing loss! But the kids were having a lot of fun, so I’m happy.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
This is beautiful, and what a wonderful “adjustment” to the technique for the patience challenged!!
Thanks, Jackie! And I am definitely “patience challenged!”
I love all your new techniques you have been posting. I’m glad you had a good time at lunch with Amelia! It sounded like a lot of fun!
I’m so glad! I love new techniques. And lunch was a lot of fun. I wish her school did Grandparents Day. Madelyn’s looked so cool!
All of your efforts paid off, Buffy! What a beautiful card. So glad that you had fun with Amelia at lunch 🙂
Thanks, Deborah! And I did have fun (and she seemed so happy to have a guest!).