3D Shadow Stamping Technique using the Stamparatus
The 3D Shadow Stamping Technique is one that I learned years ago when I first started with Stampin’ Up! and I recently thought of it again when I was playing with the Parcels & Petals stamp set. When you stamp the images it looks like they are in 3D! When I first did this technique, we manually had to eyeball to get the shadow. But with the Stamparatus, this technique becomes super easy, even with a rubber stamp like this one. See more about the Stamparatus here. Be sure to watch the video below for my tip on setting up a template.
The Stamparatus allows you to get perfect placement every time with a stamp set, but it also allows you to go back in and re-stamp if you have an image that is fully stamped properly. I made 10 of these cards quite quickly using the technique shown in the video below.
The key to this technique is using one ink first, in this case, I used a tone-on-tone ink with Petal Pink ink. And then using a craft or pigment white ink for the second shadow layer (you can see the full supply list at the end of this post). Just a note that the white ink from Stampin’ Up! comes with an uninked pad and an ink refill (so that it doesn’t leak during shipping). You simply add the ink refill into the pad until it becomes saturated.
The Parcels & Petals stamp set is a great choice for this technique as it is a filled-in image and it also has the added bonus of the dots in the set, which really help with the 3D look. See another card I made using this stamp set here.
I originally got the Parcels & Petals stamp set for two reasons:
- I loved the saying “Somebody loves you lots & lots” (as this was something I say to my kids)
- It was bundled with a die set that I wanted, the Perfect Parcel Dies. Which makes adorable little mini boxes. Check this out here.
But now I’m loving the petal images in the stamp set and can’t wait to play around some more. The stamp set, Parcels & Petals is one that will be available in the next catalogue, as will the Stitched Rectangle Dies, the Gold Metallic Pearls and the Petal Pink colour. The only thing on this card on the retiring list is the Petal Pink Metallic-Edge Ribbon. To see the full retiring list, click here.
I kept this card simple to really focus on the stamping technique. But I’m now looking at all my stamp sets to see which other ones would be perfect for this technique. I’m thinking pine trees and leaves and sunflowers would all look great with this 3D Shadow technique.
See how I made this card in the video below and don’t forget to check out the full list of supplies below.
To shop for any of the items used to make the 3D Shadow Stamping Technique, click on any of the images below.