Q What is shadow stamping and how easy is it to mas­ter?

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Stamping -

Shadow stamping is the tech­nique of lay­er­ing stamped im­ages to­gether. It’s a fab­u­lous way to add de­tail and depth to your de­signs. It’s sim­ple to do, and there are a few ways to achieve the ef­fect. One is to use stamps that are made specif­i­cally for the pur­pose. They usu­ally have a base im­age or back­ground, for ex­am­ple large squares or cir­cles, and smaller de­signs that can be stamped on top. There are loads of de­signs around, so see what your favourite stamp com­pa­nies of­fer. You can also get a sim­i­lar look us­ing just one stamp. Colour it in, then stamp onto card. Stamp again in a con­trast­ing shade, slightly away from the orig­i­nal. You can see this tech­nique here – the im­age was stamped first in black, then again in blue.

Ex­pert TIP Prac­tise shadow stamping on scrap paper first to find a com­bi­na­tion of colours that you love

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