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Shadow Stamping With Stencils

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Today's card project is similar to yesterday's blog post using the shadow stamping technique, but today, I will be using a stencil. I will be using kraft cardstock as well as black cardstock. This is a fun technique to use on any color of cardstock. I wanted to show the look on a light colored cardstock vs a dark color. The key to using any color of cardstock is to first lay down white pigment ink followed by colored ink.

Let's get started!!

To start, I take a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" panel of Kraft cardstock. I tape it to the back of Gina K. Designs Water Droplets stencil using Purple Tape. Using my Blender Brushes, I start blending White Pigment ink over the entire panel. I remove the stencil and clean. Before adding colored ink, I heat set the white pigment ink with my Ranger Craft Heat tool.

I re-position the clean stencil over my panel making sure to offset a bit. I now start blending my colors in rainbow order, overlapping each color to get a good blend. The colors I use are Passionate Pink, Tangerine Twist, Wild Dandelion, Lucky Clover, Blue Raspberry and Wild Lilac. After my ink blending is finished, I remove the stencil.

Next, I cut two of the sides of my panel at an angle, and mount onto a panel of Tranquil Teal cardstock. I then trim the edges leaving about 1/8". I attached to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" kraft card base. 

I take a strip of Vellum, prep it with my Anti Static powder bag then stamp it with a sentiment from Gina K. Designs Wealth Of Wishes stamp set using Gina K. Embossing ink. I then cover with Black Embossing Powder and heat set. To attach the strip of vellum onto the front of my card, I use Spray Adhesive and press it onto my card front. To finish this card, I add some Disco Ball sequins and adhere using Connect liquid glue.

For my second card, I start with a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Black Onyx card panel. I repeat the process from my first card, first adding white pigment ink, re-positioning the stencil and offset. 

I now start ink blending colored ink onto the panel. Using my blender brush, I start with Blue Lagoon ink adding to random areas. Next, I add Wild Lilac ink to the rest of the areas, blending into the previous color. Once I'm satisfied with the coverage, I remove the stencil. Blending ink on dark cardstock is not as easy to see... it's kind of a surprise once the stencil is removed! I trim my blended panel down to 4" x 5 1/4" and mount onto a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Edible Eggplant card base.

Next, I cut an oval using Double Stitched Oval dies, out of Edible Eggplant cardstock by running it through my Big Shot. Using the bigger oval die from the same set, I cut out of Black Onyx cardstock.
I now stamp and image from Bitty Blossoms stamp set along with a greeting from the same set. I stamp them with Embossing ink, add Gold Embossing Powder and heat set. I adhere the two ovals together using Terrific Tape and mount onto the front of the card with Foam Tape. I finish off by adding Gold Sequins.

This completes today's card project. I wanted to show that this technique can be used with stamped images as well as stencils. I think this would look beautiful on grey cardstock also.

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  1. These are cool. Neat shading, rich, dramatic colors.

  2. Thank you for sharing this technique Jeannie. It is such a stunning effect, especially with the beautiful colours you have used.

  3. Definitely have to try this!!! Thank you for sharing.

  4. These cards are absolutely lovely. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Loved how you made those gorgeous cards. Thank you for the tutorial!

  6. These are bee-u-tee-ful!! I am so grateful that you have essentially showed such creativity without the use of a machine!
    This gives me such hope and inspiration!! 🥰🥰. I’m off to sign up to your site and you mentioned another site as well-generous heart, you!! Thanks for the kick in the….well, you know!! 😱. kerry


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