Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Favorite Ink




I read about the challenge at Simon Says Stamp over at Ashi Oliver's wonderful blog.  I sooo love her page using Ranger Archival Ink.  It is just gorgeous!

She commented that we might think it odd she picked black ink as a favorite when there are so many colors available.  Well, I can top that, I picked Clear!  Yes, my favorite ink is Versamark.  Why?  Well, it is so versatile of course.

Sometimes I just leave it clear and stamp as a watermark, but mostly I use it for embossing.  For my card, I stamped in Versamark and embossed with Stampin' Up!'s new Early Espresso embossing powder.  Then I used a trick I got from Kristina Werner in this post for her Mother's Day card.

She colored on the back side of her image after embossing.  I think she used Copics with her white embossing.  I'm using Stampin' Up! markers and they are blending great on the vellum as the ink doesn't dry immediately.  This is also a fantastic technique for someone like me who has trouble staying between the lines :-(  I tell you if there was a grade for coloring in elementary school, I would have failed.

So this is perfect and creates such a soft look.  I'm using Hero Arts Whimsical Houses.

The frame was cut on the Cricut.  I just moved the cutting blade in a tad and then cut a shape from the Storybook cartridge.  I used the negative space by cutting a border around the where the shape was and that became my frame.  It is finished off with more Versamark, a wood grain stamp and clear embossing powder.

This one is off to my Operation Write Home box.  Thanks for stopping by today.  The challenge is here at SimonSaysStamp.

6 comments:

  1. At first I thought you had put a filter on your photo as it looked so soft.
    But you used velum, such a great idea.
    Your card is lovely

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  2. Really cute card, Lisa! I'm glad you talked about coloring on the back side of the vellum. I've seen that before, but I always forget about it. It makes a really nice look, and I need to try it myself. Thanks for sharing. Hugs!

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  3. Versamark is a good choice! Your card is just precious! I love the house, and your coloration is wonderful! Great embossing too! Thank you for getting inky with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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  4. Perfect choice! I love how this turned out :)

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  5. Fabulous card, Lisa! I never thought to color on the back side. Great idea! Love the look!

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  6. What a neat technique for a fabulous card.

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