Monday, May 20, 2013

Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: #1 ink

Good Morning! I'm back today with our Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: #1 ink
I am sharing a card I have made using my #1 ink in my crafting arsenal :)  It is the ink I reach for the most, and is the most versatile....any ideas what it is?? How about I show you the card first and you can guess for yourselves...I sure you know me well and already know the answer :) is VERSAMARK :) Yes I believe I use it on almost every project!!! 

I want to share some "must have" tools to accompany your Versamark ink. As you can see in the photo I actually have three pads: clear, red, and black...I will talk about that later. You will definitely want a re-inker, for you want your pad to be "juicy" to get the best image. You must have an Embossing Buddy or similar tool. It helps cut down the static on your paper, so embossing powders just stick to the ink...where you want it :) A fine paint brush will get a few stray bits off. Of course if you are using the ink for embossing you need embossing powder and a heat tool.

I love to emboss when I colour and spritz generously, the ink stays put! 

In this close-up you can see I also used Versamark on the tiny flower background stamp and on the sentiment...something I do ALL the time :) I seem to always use black ink for my sentiments, unfortunately I don't get it right the first time and need to re-stamp....this is where I use my black Versamark ink pad, that way I don't have to clean my stamp in between :)

Once again, Simon Says Stamp is giving away a random prize of a $50 dollar store voucher to use at their Simon Says Stamp Superstore!!! 
I would love to see what your favorite inks are, so please pop on over to Simon Says Stamp and Show and link up to show us :)
Have a fantastic day! Hugs, TRace


Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Trace, thanks for the tips, your embossing looks amazing :) Cathy x

Sandra said...

Colorful card, Trace! Love all the embossing and layering! Hugs, Sandra

Candy C said...

Trace...your card is so pretty! Love the embossed flower and how you've colored and stacked it to create such a lovely dimensional flower. I also love the stitching on your card. Little things like that add so much. <3 Candy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Really pretty card Trace, the dainty flower background is gorgeous as are your colours. A real vibrancy to this piece. Love the dimension from the flowers too. Tracy x

Anita Houston said...

What a lovely card...I love the embossed images, and Versa Mark is so functional...makes so much sense to be a fav!

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Gorgeous layered flower, Trace! The touch of shimmer on it is like icing on a cake! :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Anonymous said...

Bond says....beautiful job Trace. You always have such crisp and clean embossing on all your work. thanks for the tips.

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soapHOUSEmama said...

This is stunning! I love how bright and cheerful it is!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the way the orange flower just pops out. Blessings!

Katie said...

Awesome card! I love how the flower turned out, very pretty! And that is one of my favorite IO backgrounds. I finally decided to enter something in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge...I am number 86. When are we going to see you playing in the IO challenges again? Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

butterfly said...

So cool... fresh and vibrant and glossy with life! I'm also a Versamark lover - but it's so hard to choose just one pad!!
Alison x


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