Monday, January 18, 2010

Faux 3D Technique Meets The Easel Card

Linda @ showcased this technique last night. It turns out so awesome, actually looks 3D! Put together with the Splitcoast Stampers Tutorial last week for the Easel Card by Beate Johns, this is what I came up with. Hope you like it? I used Always Artichoke CS and Classic Ink Pad. The third stamping of the image was with VersaMark, it makes a darker image than the card stock you're using. Also Chocolate Chip and Whisper White CS. The Large Oval Punch and Scallop Oval Punch. The stamp sets I used were Inspired by Nature for the flowers and Kind & Caring Thoughts for the Best Wishes. I punched the little butterfly out of the new Embosslits Beautiful Wings and colored the little indented circles from behind with Mellow Moss Pen. I've added a little Chocolate Chip Tafetta Ribon after I took the picture ~ I put it on the stem of the flower on the left.

Linda's instructions for the Faux 3D Technique are:
Stamp a solid image using white pigment ink to create the highlight. Clean stamp and ink again with a darker ink using a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig or a good eye to place image slightly lower and to the left. Clean stamp and ink again using the darkest ink color to create the shadow, using stamp positioner to place image a little lower and to the left again.


  1. I love this technique, it is very elegant.

  2. I love that card Jul~ You did a great job on it. :o)