Hello! Today I am sharing how to create a beautiful card with layering stamps and VersaMagic Inks. I love this line of inks because of their soft, chalky finish. They lend beautifully, and the color range is just lovely. My card today uses the Birthday Blooms stamp set from The Greetery, which is a pretty layering stamp set that is pretty easy to work with as layering stamp sets go.
Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes
Step 1: On a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ white cardstock, begin stamping the D1 and C1 images with Key Lime VersaMagic Ink. Work from one side to the other, or from top to bottom.
Step 2: As you add foliage, also stamp D2, which is one of the blooms, in Pink Grapefruit VersaMagic ink, so that you ensure room for the blossoms.
Step 3: Continue working across the entire panel with those three stamps until it is filled.
Step 4: Apply stamps D4 and C2 to the foliage to create the veins and shadows with Tea Leaves VersaMagic ink.
Step 5: Apply the D3 stamp to the blooms with Eggplant VersaMagic Ink.
Step 6: Stamp the Celebrate sentiment in the middle of the panel with Pink Grapefruit VersaMagic Ink.
Step 7: Place the smaller “let’s celebrate” sentiment on top of the larger sentiment. We do not need the small “celebrate,” so only apply Eggplant VersaMagic ink to the “let’s.” Stamp the small sentiment on to the panel.
Step 8: Shake up Bamboo Leaves Fireworks! Spray, and unscrew the sprayer. Tap the straw over the panel to get larger droplets on the card. Let dry.
Step 9: On your card base, ink the edges with Pink Grapefruit VersaMagic Ink.
Step 10: Adhere the stamped panel to the card base.
I love the soft tones of the VersaMagic Inks. They look so beautiful when layered on top of each other or blended. I hope you’ll give this technique a try! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Key Lime VersaMagic Ink
Tea Leaves VersaMagic Ink
Pink Grapefruit VersaMagic Ink
Eggplant VersaMagic Ink
Bamboo Leaves Fireworks! Spray
The Greetery: Birthday Blooms Stamp Set
Nancy May says
Such a very pretty card! And as always a great tutorial!