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Silhouette UK: Stepping up your stamping with PixScan

Hello, its good to see you have popped by the blog today. For today’s post, I’m showing you how stepping up your stamping with your PixScan is so easy and opens so many possibilities! There are a lot of fun and interesting stamps out there that more than just regular stamping. I’m exploring how we can use our Pixscan mat with turnabout stamps to create depth and dimension. Most turnabout stamps don’t come with a die – you stamp, turn 90 degrees and then stamp again in a different colour. But I wanted to take it one step further and foam mount the different layers for more interest. The Pixscan made it very easy to do, so read on how you can create a card like this too!

Stepping up your stamping with Pixscan process overview:

For the process of using the Pixscan mat, please see the link at the end of the post to the Silhouette UK Blog where you will find step by step instructions with screenshots.

When the machine has cut out your stamped images, do not discard the negative pieces. You need one of these to act as the turnabout template. Position one of these negatives over your initial stamp card panel, but rotate the design by 90 degrees. 

 Next, apply foam pads to one colour layer stamping and adhere through the negative parts of the die cut turnabout card panel. You can easily lift the negative card panel up and over the foam mounted pieces once complete.

Next, position the negative die cut turnabout panel on top of the foam mounted layer but again, rotate this 90 degrees, making sure it is centred.

Again, add next colour layer pieces through the negative pieces foam mounting these. You need to double foam mount this and for stability, you will need to add foam pads to areas where there is no raised layer to adhere to – see below. 

Again, you can easily lift the negative die cut panel, up over the foam mounted pieces once complete. 

 Repeat this process once more rotating the negative die cut panel 90 degrees for the last colour layer. This card panel was adhered to a 5.25″ x 5.25 kraft card base, and a small heat embossed sentiment was added to the middle. 

Stepping up your stamping with Pixscan card photos:

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For full details on how I made this card, head over to the Silhouette UK blog HERE to find out more.


  • Inks –
    • Catherine Pooler – Party Dress
    • Catherine Pooler – Mint to be
    • Catherine Pooler  – Juniper Mist
    • Catherine Pooler –  Shea Butter
  • Embossing powder:
    • WOW! Embossing Powders – Opaque Bright White

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Till next time,

*this post was  produce as part of my design team work for Silhouette UK/Graphtec GB. I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Silhouette UK/Graphtec GB to use. However, I only create projects I am proud of and use the products that I love.  The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.


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