The supply list for this card includes:
|The Open Sea (Clear-Mount) Stamp Set|
||Very Vanilla 8-1/2"x 11" Card Stock - 40 sheets|
|130814||Epic This & That Designer Series Paper|
|126981||Basic Gray Stampin' Pad|
|126975||Crumb Cake Stampin' Pad|
|109133||Black - Stampin' Emboss Powder|
|118764||Vintage Trinkets - 48 piece set of embellishments|
|124262||Whisper White Bakers Twine|
The stamped image was created using stamping off technique to create the shadowed image of the ship, followed by a stamping the background image of ships log and completed with a heat embossed image of the sailing ship.
Step 1: Creating the shadowed image using the "Stamping Off" Technique.
To create the shadowed imaged the "Stamping Off" technique was used.
The "Stamping Off" technique - This technique was created to provide varying hues of any ink. The technique is done by inking the stamp and then stamping (off) on a scrap piece of paper before stamping your work piece. The stamp can be stamped off as often as you'd like to create the desired hue or color variation.
In this case, the stamp was inked with a Basic Gray Stampin' Pad and stamped off on a scrap piece of paper before the desired "shadow" image was stamped.
Step 2: Background.
Using the Crumb Cake Stampin' Ink Pad, Ink the Ships Log stamp from "The Open Sea" Stamp Set. Then Stamp the image over the "shadow" image of the sailing ship.
Step 3: Heat emboss the Sailing Ship.
Heat Embossing - Step 1: Before we stamp, we need to wipe or rub the stamping area with the embossing buddy.
Side note: I know you're thinking "What? Why do I NEED to do this? ". If you don't use it, the embossing powder can stick to unwanted areas of the paper. It's up to you, you might want the random effect. It took me awhile before, I embraced the embossing buddy. Now, the embossing buddy is a good friend that I never forget to use. ;)
Important Tip for using VersaMark with clear mounted stamps: Ink it the opposite way that you would ink a stamp. WHAT!? Instead of tapping the stamp into the VersaMark ink pad. Flip the clear mounted stamp over, so that the rubber stamp side is up. Then pat the VersaMark Ink Pad onto the rubber stamp as shown below. Why? The VersaMark is very sticky and often times pulls the clear mount stamps off the acrylic block. This little trick helps prevent that from happening.
Heat Embossing - Step 3: Stamp the Image. In this case, Stamp the image slightly off center from the shadowed image.
Heat Embossing - Step 4: Cover the stamped VersaMark image with Heat Embossed Powder as shown below.
Tap the excess powder into a powder collection tray or paper plate and then pour excess powder back into the embossing powder jar.
The unheated image will look like this.
Heat the embossed image using a heat tool. Be careful not to over heat the image. You want the embossing powder to melt not burn.
When the embossing powder begins to melt, you will see the powder change from a matte finish to a glossy finish. The powder inside the circle in the image below has begun to melt. At that point, move the heating tool around the image until all of the powder melts into a beautiful glossy finish.
For another post on heat embossing, Click here!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on creating a shadowed stamped image.