Saturday, February 15, 2014

Shadow Stamping for Seize the Sketch

My StampNation group had a challenge a few weeks back to do some shadow stamping, so I set out to do some creating and made two cards. 

What's StampNation?  Well, it's an awesome group of creative stampers who commune together at StampNation, learn great technique, experiment together, share stories, sorrows . . . it's a great place to be creative and I highly recommend you check it out if you want to take your stamping and paper crafting to a new level.  There are over 400 videos as of this writing, they have a gallery that is loaded with samples from the membership, and there are plenty of tutorials on the site from the creative design team.

So first up is a card using this week's Seize the Sketch.  I wanted to shadow stamp with a second generation stamping of my image.  I started with a monochromatic base of some pattern papers from Basic Grey.  I stamped my red flower first, and then without re-inking shifted up and to the right a bit for that second generation stamp.  I did the same thing for all of the flowers, and then filled in with leaf images.  

The centers of my flowers are decorated with rhinestones and Stickles.  

My second card was totally out of my comfort zone, but I'm trying to step outside and challenge myself.  I had ordered a set of stencils which had an accompanying mask set.  Unfortunately, the masks showed up and the stencils were still on back-order.  I was itching to play with them, so patience was out of the question.  I secured the masks onto a background of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock to create a scene . . . the sun, two clouds, and two ground pieces.  I sponged with white ink over the entire surface, and then I lifted the masks and shifted them up and to the right just a bit.  I then inked the sky with Sky Blue Stampin' Up ink.  I removed the masks and anywhere where the Desert Storm cardstock was - not the blue or white - I colored with Tim Holtz markers.  I added a sentiment, cut some corners with my chomper and mounted on a white background. 

It's definitely not a technique I excelled at, but it was fun to try something new.  (And those darn stencils showed up the next day.)

Supplies Used - Seize the Sketch
Cardstock:  Bazzill, Neenah
Pattern Paper:  Basic Grey
Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp
Dies:  Paper Smooches
Ink:  Stampin' Up
Ribbon:  Stampin' Up
Other:  K I Rhinestones, Stickles

Supplies Used - Masked Card
Cardstock:  Neenah Cardstock
Stamps:  Impression Obsession (sentiment)
Ink:  Tim Holtz Markers and Ranger Archival Ink
Other:  Simon Says Stamp Masks
Tools:  We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper


  1. Wonderful colors on your cards. The first one reminds me of Spring.
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch.

  2. What a beautiful card and great take on the sketch!!!
    Thanks for sharing and linking up over at Seize The Sketch!
    AWESOME job!