As we jumped into 2022, and look back at 2021 (ugh!), I thought about shadows and different ways to achieve them, and came up with this post for more shadow stamping. You can see an earlier post on it here.
Simple Shadow Stamping
At our Senior Center class, I showed different examples of achieving drop shadows of images or shadow stamping. In the “thanks” card, the shadow was achieved by simply stamping, and slightly shifting the stamp to the right and up and stamping again, without re-inking the stamp.
The Faux Way
This card I CASEd from Linda Dalke, and changed the elements to fit in with the technique for this workshop. Although, the shadow in this case is achieved with masking and ink blending. A double stacked die cut from the Quiet Meadow bundle was inked over the stamped panel with a blending brush and then attached to appear as an image which is shadowed. I particularly liked her use of the linen paper, and had to use it in this card.
Shadows with Pigment Ink Stamping
You can see another example of shadow stamping below, where the shadow is white.
In this example, we used the stamparatus (stamp positioning platform). The image was first stamped with white pigment ink. After the pigment ink was dried, the stamp was inked again with old olive (same color as card stock). The card stock was moved ever so slightly on the platform, so that it stamped slightly off from the first stamping of the white pigment ink. If you look closely, it almost appears to be dry embossed.