How to create a 3D / Shadowing Effect with Very Versailles and a FREE PDF

Today I am showing you a very easy technique that will add a WOW factor to your project. It is known as 3D or Shadowing.


  • By stamping your image twice, you can create a shadow or 3D effect.
  • Ink your image with coloured ink and then stamp on card stock. Without re-inking, stamp the image slightly off from the original image. OR
  • Ink your image with coloured ink and then stamp on card stock. Stamp the same image in a very light colour slightly offset to the first image.
  • For full instructions and measurements, please download the PDF file here.
  • Supplies:
    • Stamp Set: Very Versailles
    • Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather
    • Ink: Whisper White Craft ink, Sahara Sand, Highland Heather
    • Accessories: Layering Ovals Dies, ¼” Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals, Aqua Painter
  • … inside and envelope

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  1. Thanks Mal. You can definitely use the Stamparatus to do this technique. Don’t move the stamp, just move your cardstock on a slight angle before the second stamping. It may be best to practice on scrap paper first to get the angle that you need for the offset.


  2. Great idea. Question though – I tend to use my stamparatus for all stamping so could I use it to create this technique or do I have to use a block. Suppose using a block would be easier and quicker.

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