...or to be more precise, stamping outside of the box.
I've always been a huge fan of Clarity stamping, and the technique I've used here was inspired by Barbara Gray from Clarity Stamps.
The idea is to mask off an area on a sheet of card, and use the resist technique by stamping a design in Versamark. You then stamp the same design slightly off centre to the original stamped Versamarked design create a shadow effect. You can see it much better if you click on the picture.
For these designs I've used my current fave flourish stamp by Anna Griffin which I bought from QVC. For the orange colour design I brayered the background in a multi-coloured ink called "Woodlands" by Adirondack, and then stamped the flourish in slightly darker ink by Adirondack called Ginger.
Just for the sheer heck of it, and because I really loved doing this technique I made one in green as well! For this one I used Adirondack ink in Winter Sky, and then stamped the flourish in Bottle ink by Adirondack.
I think one of the keys to success for this technique is the type of cardstock you use. I used a satin finish cardstock which I bought from Lavinia stamps, but silk cardstock works well too which you can get from Clarity stamps.
I loved loved creating these little pieces of artwork, and I know I will incorporate this technique into my cardmaking. It took a bit of practice, but in the end was quite easy once I got the hang of it, and was so much fun to do. I can see the potential to expand on this style of stamping, and you must know by now that when I get the bug for something it will appear again on my blog in the future!