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Hello crafty friends.  Here is a quick and easy card to do when you just want something clean and simple.

Versamark resist technique


I stamped the fern image with Versamark and heat set it (no embossing powder) onto glossy card stock.  Then I sponged several colors of memento ink over the entire card front.  That’s it!!  Quick and easy but a nice alternative look in using those foliage stamps.  Just add little ribbon and some bling and you are done.

The fern image is from Creative Vision Stamps and can be found here.  You don’t just get one stamp – you get three!  A large, medium and small version. I used the large and medium  stamps for this card.


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One of the first things you learn as a stamper is the masking technique. So often we stampers want to learn the latest and greatest techniques or use the newest tools that we either simply don’t bother with the things we learned when we first started, or that we use masking so often it seems second nature to us. At last months stamp meeting we revisited masking, both masking the image itself as well as doing a mortise mask.
Today’s card is my take on simple masking. I started with a quarter sheet of vanilla card stock and used repositionable scotch tape around the perimeter, leaving a nice rectangle in the middle. I sponged regal rose, celery and apricot inks inside of the masked out portion. Using Swirls (Autumn leaves), I bleached using the large swirl stamp, then used ruby red on the smaller swirl stamps. The sentiment (SU) is stamped with ancient page leaf green.
Once I was happy with the colors, and leaving the tape on, I inked the entire rectangle with versamark and embossed in clear (you will want to remove the tape after applying the embossing powder, but before heating it).
I cut the image down so that only a small vanilla border remained, and mounted it on regal rose with a ribbon behind it.
The basic card is apricot with swirls stamped in rose. I covered the card with a sheet of vellum and attached the image to the front.