September 1, 2006

What have you done with your Versamarker lately?

My Versamarker was sitting around collecting dust until last weekend. After much whining about not being able to get a ticket I attended Stampin' Up! Regionals in Chicago. It was money well spent; and I learned some great new Stampin' tips... one of which I put to immediate use.

I never thought to use the Versamarker to highlight an area on my Designer papers; or any existing non-stamped image for that matter. I love the end result. It reminds me of vintage Christmas cards or wrapping paper with glittered designs. I also LOVE these new Holiday Thyme papers... they are so retro!

Here is a quick and easy step-by-step on the process.


Choose an image to work with. I selected this cool poinsettia from the Holiday Thyme collection. With your Versamarker, draw on the areas you'd like to glitter or emboss. The Versamarker dries quickly, so you may need to complete a section at a time.


Dip the Versamarked image in Iridescent Ice Embossing Enamel. I use my tool kit tweezers to hold the image and I store my Embossing powders in these handy Rubbermaid trays. Tap gently to remove excess powder.


Slowly heat with Heat tool until powder melts and turns shiny! It's like magic!



The Finished Card!



4 comments:

Stamper Gail said...

Looks great Sarah.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this technique and beautiful card. Saw your blog link on SCS.

Tankergypsie

Nicole said...

This is stunning! Wow!

Allison said...

OMG...you make great cards. I am so jealous!