Monday, April 9, 2018

Shadow Stamping

Hello friends! It's my turn to share a Pick of the Week project over on The House That Stamps Built. I decided to try shadow stamping with one of Repeat Impressions small solid stamps.

For this first card I:
  • Inked up my 5205-I, 2" x 2" w/Round Corners stamp with distress oxide ink (Wild Honey, Broken China, Peeled Paint) and stamped on the front of my card
    • This technique is especially nice to use in creating one-layer, clean-and-simple cards. 
  • Next I stamped 9706-U, Flowers in versamark watermark ink 
  • I added midnight black embossing powder and heat set
  • To create a bit more depth, I inked up my script embossing folder (Cuttlebug) with walnut stain distress oxide and laid it lightly over my main panel
  • For added dimension,  I added a burlap string bow to the bouquet

For the inside, I added a pretty yellow strip of flowers punched with the blossom trim punch from Martha Stewart.

For my second card I:
  • Stamped my 5205-I, 2" x 2" w/Round Corners stamp in Peeled Paint and Seedless Preserves on watercolor paper
  • Stamped the 10201-W, Flower Power Background over the top in Versamark Watermark ink 
  • Added white embossing powder and heat set
  • Cut out all my squares and layered them on a piece of white card stock embossed with the basketweave embossing folder from Darice
  • Using the lace border punch from Martha Stewart, I created a lacy strip and adhered it down the middle of my card
  • Added a burlap string bow with a purple button center to the left side of the card
  • Stamped 3910-G, Miracle of Spring in Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide, matted it on olive green card stock, and popped it up with mounting tape

 A third way to use these solid stamps is to create embellishments like the one I used inside my card.
  •  I stamped the 5205-I, 2" x 2" w/Round Corners stamp in seedless preserves distress oxide, spritzed it with water, and heat set
  • Next I, die cut a leaf from the fall foliage thinlits (Tim Hotlz), added some distress crayon, rubbed it around, and added it to the corner of my square
  • The last item was a small flower (Flowers and Leaves - EK Success punch) with a purple pop up sticker center

I hope you've enjoy seeing these fun ways to use solid stamps. All four of the Repeat Impressions stamps I used will be 20% off this week only. (For the coupon code see: The House That Stamps Built blog.)

This post linked to:
Use Your Stuff - Squares
Double D Challenge - Twine
4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers
Time Out - Inspiration Photo (below)
Allsorts - Be there or be square
Inspired by all the little things - Inspiration photo (below)


Darlene said...

Fabulous cards Esther! Simple AND BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘TWINE’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Conniecrafter said...

Both cards look fantastic, I really love the layering of the stamps on the first one, pretty colors and background for your flower bouquet, like your touch of twine.
pretty white embossing on the second, like the way you used the border on the second

Amanda said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the design and colors of the first one - it is very versatile and could be used for many occasions!Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff! Amanda - DT

Gerrina said...

Your background looks so good on the card you shared with us! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

Leigh Penner said...

Very pretty cards!

Diane said...

Beautiful cards Ester....thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT

Helen Gullett said...

What a lovely and beautifil card! Love the stamping!

missgailly said...

Two beautiful cards! Love these ideas. Might have to lift them!

Vicki said...

Gorgeous card(s)Esther! I love the CAS design on both of them. The first one is definitely my favorite. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Twine" Challenge!

Cat Craig said...

Lovely choice of stamps for your layering, pretty cards.

Silke Ledlow said...

Esther, these are two BEAUTIES!!! Thank you for playing along with us!

Darnell said...

Two stunning cards, Esther! You really brought me back to the beginning of my stamping journey when the shadow block stamping was all the rage. I love the look and even though it has never disappeared completely, I hope your colorful cards inspire a huge upswing in popularity for the design!! Hugs, Darnell

Barbara said...

So glad that you shared these fabulous cards with us. Good luck and hope to see you again. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘TWINE’ challenge!
Barbara DT member

Joyce said...

I love both of these beautiful cards, and the shadow stamping is wonderful. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

ginadapoohcards said...

Such beautiful cards! I really love the top one.

Nance said...

Beautiful cards, Esther! Love the colors and background on the first one. Thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Forgive me for being late in commenting.

KimCreate said...

Just love your take on the challenge! Thanks for joining us at Inspired by all the little things this week!

Marcie Sharp said...

Love your card! The twine is a nice earthy touch. Thanks for playing along with us at Inspired By All the Little Things.