Monday, August 15, 2011

Tarheel Stamper - Shadows and Faux Embossing Technique

First card uses the faux embossing technique.
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Shadowing with clear block technique.

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I have another video up at You Tube on my TarheelStamper channel.  Two cards I made with the techniques are shown below. 

A quick run down of the steps to faux embossing technique are:
1.  Stamp your image with Craft White Ink (pigment ink) on a piece of card stock and let dry.
2.  Stamp your image on your imaging sheet using the stamp-a-ma-jig.
3.  Using that stamped imaging sheet, position the image over the stamped image on the card stock so it is slightly off.  I usually position mine to the right and down to make sure I get the same shadow effect every time.  This is especially important for stamping several images on one piece of card stock.
5.  Remove imaging sheet while holding the stamp-a-ma-jig in place.
4. Tap stamp on Classic ink pad (dye ink). The ink should be the same color as the card stock or versamark. I have never tried this with other colors.
5.  Place stamp in corner of stamp-a-ma-jig and lower to paper leaving your stamped image.  Now you have a faux embossed image.  Continue with other images if needed.


Auntie Em said...

Sorry, I left my comment on your pretty cards and great techniques down on the following post. Thank you for sharing the tutorial! :)

Tammy Q Howell said...

Thanks for you kind comment! Using a less detailed stamp makes the faux embossing technique easier. It is so neat looking in real life.

KVencel said...

Thank you for sharing this technique. I can't wait to try it!