Over on the Docrafts forum one of the challenges has been to ink over an embossed image. Although I had seen this done in the past I don’t think I had tried it so was keen to have a go.
This is a really simple technique in that you stamp an image with VersaMark or some other clear embossing pad, heat embossed with clear powder and then use a coloured stamp pad to go over the embossed image to make it ‘pop’ out. The stamp I have used here is the JillyBeanSoup one and the sentiment which I have put around the edges is another of my Artistic Stamper prize ones. I wasn’t sure if this ended up looking a bit too fussy for me so I also did this one.
The second image on this card hasn’t ‘popped’ as well as the top image and I think that is because the colour ink I have used is too light. The image on the first card is really the best as the colour just worked as it should. It is a great technique but obviously needs a little refinement to get the contrast right. mind you looking at this photo it has not turned out to well for you to see what I am talking about. It is a little more effective when you see it in the flesh so to speak. Anyway I hope that maybe you might have a go and see what you come up with. I ‘m sure I will have another attempt before long. Might work great for Christmas cards.