Thursday, 21 January 2010

Feeling fruity

Unless you have pigment ink pads, embossing in colour requires a little forward planning. But it’s very simple - you just need a Versamark® pad. This is what you do:

1. Wipe cardstock with Embossing Buddy®
2. Ink your stamp with Versamark.
3. Ink your stamp with the desired colour and then stamp on your project.
4. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder and tap off the excess.
5. Heat to set.

The last step is the most important or you will dirty your Versamark pad.

So, having accidentally purchased these card blanks before Christmas, I thought I’d use them for some really simple cards using coloured embossing. And I love them - not least because they are my favourite colours. I just love the clean simplicity of them – my hubby said they were too boring for the embossing class but I went ahead anyway and I think the ladies loved them, too.

Stamps: Tart & Tangy, A Bit of Birthday Cheer
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Black
Accessories: Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – Real Red and Old Olive, Clear Embossing powder, Stamp-a-ma-jig®

All products by Stampin’ Up!®


  1. Gorgeous CAS cards! I love this set...makes me long for spring!

  2. These are really cute! The striped ribbon is perfect.

  3. Hi Helen, nice to find another Brit while blurfin' (hope I've remembered that right, I've just realised what it means!) from SCS. I like your style - good luck with the SU work.

  4. This is gorgeous!!!!! Such a sweet and simple card with fantastic colors!

  5. I love these! They are so simple and elegent. Very nice!

  6. The green one is mine! WOOHOO! It is soooo pretty in person. And of course you always find yourself touching it for the texture.

  7. clean and simple - really great - Lesley

  8. Great card!

    Greetings from Germany,



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