I think that techniques and products tend to go hand-in-hand. Without proper products or the proper use of a product, the technique wouldn’t be right.
For May’s Stamp Clubs, we focused on Stampin’ Up!’s Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and the Clear-Mount Perfectly Placed Guides. I explained how each works and then put that new knowledge to use with the Shadow Stamping technique. I’ve also heard this technique called Faux Embossing or 3D Stamping. I like the term “shadow stamping” because that’s exactly what it looks like…as if your image has cast a shadow. By using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, you can place your shadow image right where you want it.
One of my club members had recently gotten engaged and is planning her wedding. I thought it would be fun to give the project a wedding theme. I used the recently retired Blushing Bride card stock (it wasn’t retired when I showed it – call it the last hurrah). Same with the Baroque Motifs set :) It has been one of my favorites and I will miss it much (however, I think that Elements of Style will quickly replace it). The flourish image was stamped in Whisper White Craft ink. The shadow in Blushing Bride Classic ink. I fancied the edge with the Adorning Accents Edgelits die and a strip of Twitterpated DSP. The Beautiful Wings butterflies actually are helping to conceal a blemish. That’s right. I oopsied :( But, I turned it into a lesson for my clubs…make sure to let your craft ink dry completely. Yep! I know this for a fact! We set the heat tool to all of our projects during club :)