Cardmaking, EBE by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen, Stamping


Julie is showcasing an oldie but goodie technique for creating drop shadow and faux 3D effects!  

Hey, hello, hi! Julie here today on the blog.  Creating drop shadows and faux dimension are easy because they require one simple supply to accomplish the effect:  INK!  I’m sharing 4 different methods—I prefer working with solid/bolder images because I think that’s where the technique really shines, but it can also be accomplished with simple outline mages that don’t have a lot of detail.


  • Using a MISTI can help with positioning or if free-handing, the cushioned platform helps you achieve smoother/more even impressions.
  • Having TWO cleaning cloths available is handy when switching ink colors—one for cleaning and the other for quickly drying.  I prefer using Stamp Shammies because (out of all the numerous things I’ve tried) they don’t leave any lint or fuzzy fibers.  I go into more specifics in the video.
  • If you plan to heat emboss over an inked surface, prep the surface well making sure it is thoroughly dry and applying anti-static powder over the top to eliminate any possible moisture and/or static cling.  


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  • Reply maureen k morton June 21, 2021 at 6:27 am

    Great video (and great giggle!). Thanks for reminding of these simple and eye-popping techniques. You rock, girl!

  • Reply swanlady21 June 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    So cool – and thanks for the reminder of this technique.

  • Reply Donna June 22, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    I think that it’s time that I try that, so cool!

  • Reply Susan T June 26, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Love IT!!

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