Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Shadow stamping with acetate



Good Morning, it's my week to host a tutorial over at Prickly Pear and this is just a short one using acetate and shadow stamping, the technique is fairly subtle but using two contrasting colours gives a finish that's a little bit different.


Here are the products and materials I used: Prickly Pear stamps Floral Silhuettes HH0044 and Flourish EE0131, Distress inks, Black Versafine, Detail clear embossing powder, heat resistant acetate, watercolour card and Pearl mica spray


Distress the piece of base card with your chosen colours of distress inks and spritz with the mica spray. Whenever I create a background with inks or Dylusions I invariably add a spritz if mica spray as it helps bleed the colours, as well as giving a nice shimmer and added interest.

Randomly stamp around the edge of the card with the flourish stamp and then stamp the floral image slightly left of centre. Next stamp the floral image onto the acetate with the black ink, cover with embossing powder and heat. You will find dusting the acetate with an anti static bag or talcum powder really helps to stop your stamp slipping and also prevent powder sitting in unwanted places.


Lay the stamped acetate over the base stamping slightly to the right of the base image so you can see a slight shadow, then carefully glue the corners together with a dries clear glue. Mat and layer onto your base card and embellish as desired. I used some ribbon and butterflies using Mini Butterfly dies PPRS – DO23 and over stamped them with the same flourish stamp that I used around the card edges.

I do hope you will give this fun card a try and please do ask me if you have any questions.


I thought I had better also share my DT card which was on the PPRS store blog yesterday, clean and simple'ish' using the Clear Vase stamp set which you will find here.

Hope you all have a good Tuesday.

38 comments:

Jacee said...

Two lovely cards Brenda, I really love how you have done the bow on the second, very nice indeed.
Hugs Jacee

http://www.simplypapercarddesign.blogspot.co.uk/

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are beautiful Brenda, and I must try that shadow stamping it looks fabulous!!
Kevin xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous cards Brenda!

Astrid Maclean said...

What a great technique with fabulous result! Thanks also for the tip of adding a bit of mica spray to the inky mix!!

Wendy L said...

So pretty Brenda and well explained. xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Love the cards, the colors green and purple are gorgeous.
Gr Elly

Gerrina said...

The first is so beautiful wuth that technique! And the second so crisp! Got some inspiration; I have to use shadow stamping more often... Thanks and hugs, Gerrina

Tracey Boley said...

Brenda both are stunning cards as always,must give them both a go.

Traceyxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely cards Brenda and that shadow technique is love with the acetate

Anne

Viv's Visuals said...

Playing catch up as usual Brenda! Love both of these - colour combo on the CAS one is fab and will try the technique (if I ever get off this bowling merry go round!). Not seen much footie - watched the 'boys', thought they were OK - disappointed with result then got into an argument with some big brash male 'Blue' at a bowls club about Mr Henderson and Mr G....LOL. Big {red} Hugs. xx

Lau W said...

Oh superb cards Brenda, wonderful technique ! thanks for the tuto !
Here, the weather is grey, not yet summer pffff !!
xxx

Bad Kitty said...

very nice

rachel said...

a great technique brenda and a fab CAS second card too! Wonderful stuff. hope you are okay! Hugs rachel x

Mrs A. said...

I love the very stylish bow on your second card and just love that first card to pieces. Shadow stamping looks stunning. Hugs Mrs A.

Becky said...

what gorgeous cards! Love the the ribbons on that second one.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous cards - love your shadow technique! Really love your Prickly Pear card! More well wishes coming your way, Brenda!

Sarah said...

Two more lovelies Brenda. What a brilliant effect the shadow stamping gives, should hunt out the acetate and give it a try xx

Joan said...

Sounds a very interesting technique Brenda, will have to give it a go, also like the tip for mica spray over dylusions, sounds interesting, nearly forgot to say that I love the cards!

AnyOldCraft said...

Beautiful cards Brenda.
Shadow stamping always makes me feel i'm going boss eyed LOL

Crafting Queen said...

Two wonderful cards!

Marlies said...

Two beautiful cards. A fab effect with the shadow on the acetate one and thanks for the tutorial. Your CAS card is realy elegant, I also like the dubble bow. hugs, Marlies

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

OH WOWWW!!! Awesome technique and a gorgeous card Brenda! Definitely going to try this! TFS!

Judy Corner said...

WOW these are great Brenda! Judy x

Pat said...

Great tutorial Brenda, and lovely card clean, simple and elegant.

Pat xx

butterfly said...

That shadow acetate stamping is really cool - lovely cards again, Brenda!
Alison x

Tracy said...

A very interesting technique, I love the effect, never seen it before. your PPRS card is lovely with a fab colour combo too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tracy said...

What an interesting tutorial, I've never seen this technique before, how effect. And I love your PPRS card, the colour combo is fab and I love the design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two beautiful cards, great stamping on acetate.

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda. The technique looks fab and a great tutorial too.
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Oh Brenda, not like you to swear, you used the a...... word, acetate, we don't get on, but it is obvious that you do, fabulous card, great colours and a fabulous idea. Second card is brilliant too, love the green and purple.

Kath x

Rhonda Miller said...

Both cards are so pretty. Thank you for the tutorial.

Berina RGA said...

beautiful cards!!! thanks for the tutorial!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Jackie said...

Two gorgeous cards, both so different but both so beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

Angie said...

Beautiful!!! Love the gorgeous bows. Pretty images!

kanda said...

Two wonderful cards Brenda. Fabulous effect on the first and I love the colours and style of the second xx

mags said...

Two lovely cards Brenda. I love the shadow stamping technique as it really does give a different look to your images.
Mags
x

Dora said...

Two stunning cards Brenda, I never heard of this shadow stamping technique, looks so nice .. but still I think I prefer the second card with the embossing.. so elegant too :) xx

Merry said...

This is such a wonderful technique and you describe it so well. It is now on my 'to do' list. Thanks. Yep, me playing catch up again. :-) I hope you are well.

 
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