Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Layering with VersaMark

I had ordered some stamps when I was visiting family in Minneapolis in June and my DIL brought them with her on the family's visit to me. As everyone was busy, I had to make SOMETHING with them. I can always use cards. I got out my VersaMark pad and stamped some flourishes on coated card stock, heat set it and ran a yellow Distress ink pad over the surface, and heat set it again.
Stamped the same flourish with the VersaMark pad over the same card stock, heat set it again. Ran the blue Distress pad over it, rubbed the surface with a paper towel to reveal the yellow flourishes and heat set. I love how well the colors of the Distress pads blend together.
For the next layer, I stamped the two ends of the same flourish with two shades of blue Distress inks. Love the dimensional look all down with ink.
I stamped the main image and saying with black Archival ink.
For an added dimension, I stamped some flying birds with white Brilliance ink.
I added a tiny yellow rhinestone for the eye, some white vine die cuts from the Cuttlebug and mounted it on green card stock.

1 comment:

Adrienne Wood said...

Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing, and the step by step instructions. I think you're a born teacher!