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.
Time: 30 minutes
Stamp image(s) on a piece of cardstock using VersaMark ink.
Immediately “color” in the entire image using the VersaMarker.
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.
Mount the swans onto a black card base. Emboss and die cut ivory cardstock and adhere to frame swans.
A stitched frame was then colored using Shimmery Silver Delicata ink and mounted on the card using double stick foam tape.
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.
- VersaMark – inkpad & VersaMarker
- Embossing Powder – White
- Delicata – Shimmery Silver, Black Shimmer
- Sponge Dauber
- 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