- Firstly stamp the image onto plain card (I used whisper white) using the versamark.
- To produce a crisp image allow the versamark to dry completely, or to create a softer blurred image then wait only a few seconds before proceed to step 3.
- Use dye based inks (such as the Stampin' Up! Classic Stamping Pads) and blend the colours from the edges into the centre with circular movements. To make this easier I used sponge daubers, but you could use your fingers or other blending tool. As you spread the inks over the versamark image, it will appear in a much paler colour - a ghost image.
- Trim your panel down, and use in your project!
There are other techniques that create resist effects, and I will cover those at a later date. For now, here is the recipe for the above card:
Stamp sets: Just Believe, Sanded.
Card Stock: Whisper White, So Saffron
Inks: Versamark, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, So Saffron.
Punches: Scallop Trim Border
Ribbon: Certainly Celery (taffeta)
Other: Marina Mist - designer series patterned paper.
Happy Crafting! x