At my July Stamp-In Workshop, the girls were up for a double challenge on this card. It involves a VersaMark resist as well as overstamping. Plus, they did embossing on vellum.
The background of this card actually started out as WHITE Glossy Cardstock. Read on to discover how this all develops.
A close-up of the two main techniques:
Following is a tutorial on how to make this card on your own:
Whisper White Cardstock
Two retired stamp sets (the words and flowers). Grab any other sets you have to do this card!
Cherry Cobbler Ink
Petal Pink Ink
Berry Burst Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
Making sure the flower stamp is absolutely clean, stamp it randomly onto a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Glossy Cardstock in VersaMark Ink. At the Heat Station, use the Heat Tool on the inked images to set them before starting to sponge (the next step).
Back at the table, starting with Petal Pink ink, start sponging over the flowers. Add Berry Burst in the same way. The more you press the color in while sponging, the more the flowers will appear. Use a tissue to buff away excess ink from the ghostly flowers.
CLEAN THE FLOWER STAMP. In Cherry Cobbler ink, randomly stamp the flower across the Glossy Cardstock, letting some of the ghostly images show between.
Rub the Embossing Buddy over a 1" x 6" piece of vellum. In Cherry Cobbler ink, stamp the sentiment centered on the piece of vellum. Since ink doesn't dry too quickly on vellum, you have time to emboss the sentiment. At the Heat Station, cover the words with Clear Embossing Powder, tipping the excess powder back into the container. Use the Heat Tool to emboss.
Centering the sentiment, fold the excess ends of the Vellum to the back of the flowered piece. Tape the ends in place on the back.
Adhere the finished piece to the card base.