3D Stamping

by Lynn Mercurio

Create a 3D look by overstamping your solid image with a slightly darker ink.


  • Stamps

  • Cardstock (Creamy Caramel was used here.)

  • White Pigment Ink (or other bright white ink)

  • Stamp-a-ma-jig (or other stamp positioner)

  • Dye Ink to match cardstock used


  1. Step 1

    Stamp your image using white pigment ink onto colored cardstock.

  2. Step 2

    Let the craft ink dry, or heat set.

  3. Step 3

    Line your positioning sheet up with the corner of your Stamp-a-ma-jig (SAMJ).

    Ink the image you just used with dye ink.

    Line it up with your SAMJ and stamp image on your positioning sheet.

  4. Step 4

    Place the positioning sheet over the white stamped image, slightly off-center from the white image.

  5. Place the SAMJ along the imaging sheet.

  6. Step 5

    Remove positioning sheet.

    Line stamp up with the SAMJ and stamp image over the white image with dye ink.

  7. Step 6

    Your stamped image should give the illusion of being embossed.

  8. Step 7

    Finish your project.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for 3D Stamping. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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Nice grin Have to give this a try grin
Ferry  |  Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 5:22 AM
Beautiful card! Great technique, thanks smile
Melanie  |  Wed Apr 4, 2012 at 3:27 AM
Amazing... it does look embossed. Thanks for sharing.
Monica Patel  |  Sun Dec 9, 2012 at 7:46 PM
May seem a little dumb to ask, but what did you use for a positioning sheet?
Do you use the positioning sheet to make another card? Always trying to use everything.... even scraps. Thanks! Beautiful card.
Lois Springer  |  Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 11:18 AM

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