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