Create Sweet Kissing Swans with Silhouette Stamping

Classic & Classy Congratulations Card

by Roni Johnson


Here is a fun technique that will double your stamp collection—Silhouette Stamping! With the help of the VersaMarker you can take an ordinary line stamp and transform it into a lovely, classy silhouette image. This quick and easy technique can be used with virtually any line stamp you own. Give it a try, you’ll be surprised at the difference a bit of ink makes.

Skill: Beginner-Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes



Step 1

Stamp image(s) on a piece of cardstock using VersaMark ink.


Step 2

Immediately “color” in the entire image using the VersaMarker.


Step 3

Sprinkle image with white embossing powder. Shake off excess powder. Heat melt the powders. You’ll be left with a silhouette of your image, in this case a pair of swans.


Step 4

Mount the swans onto a black card base. Emboss and die cut ivory cardstock and adhere to frame swans.


Step 5

A stitched frame was then colored using Shimmery Silver Delicata ink and mounted on the card using double stick foam tape.

Step 6

The sentiment was stamped onto a strip of vellum using Black Shimmer Delicata ink which was mounted over the frame. Add a bit of glitter glue to the swans to simulate water.


  • Cardstock – white, black, ivory
  • Just For Fun Stamps – Swans, Congratulations Sentiment
  • Darice – Embossing Folder
  • MyFavoriteThings – Stitched Oval Die
  • Adhesives – standard, double-stick foam tape
  • Glitter glue


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