Stamp an Ombre Look With Versafine Clair

by Martha Lucia Gomez

I love creating ombre effects with ink and stamping. Today, I review how to create these effects on a card panel with VersaFine Clair from Tsukineko and a distressed style stamp from Stampin’ Up. Since VersaFine Clair dries transparent, if you combine the right family colors in the thin, organic-looking lines you can obtain a nice subtle ink blended look. See how I made this card!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes


Step 1

Start stamping with a distressed image from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set or a similar thin-lined textured stamp onto Crumb Cake (or kraft) cardstock. I began inking with the VersaFine Glamorous color and continued with Purple Delight and Charming Pink. My best tool for this process was the MISTI because I just have to move the cardstock a little every time I re-stamp the image.

Step 2

Clean your stamp every time you use a different color of ink to not contaminate the ink pad. If you want you can emboss the distress stamped images but if not you can speed up the dry process using the heat tool.

Step 3

Stamp the sentiment “Let all that you do be done in Love” using VersaFine Nocturne. Stamp the sentiment, cover with Embossing Powder in Clear and melt with the heat tool. Assemble the final layers of your card and decorate with the Bird on a Wire die cut. To make my card more special, spray the white cardstock with Shimmer Spray in Sparkle before cutting the birds. Enjoy!


  • Cardstock – Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
  • My Sweet Petunia – MISTI Stamping tool
  • Heat tool
  • Stampin Up – Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set
  • Joy Clair Stamps – Scriptures of Love Stamp Set
  • Die-Namites – Birds on a wire Die Cut

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