by Sue Wisniewski
Cherry Blossoms, flower – Chinese ATC EZMount stamp set (SI)
You're so (saying) – ATC Mini Words EZMount stamp set (SI)
Marco's Paper Kromekote Cover 10 Pt. Cardstock (www.marcopaper.com)
Tsukineko VersaMark watermark stamp pad (SI)
Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black (SI)
Ranger Adirondack Dye ink pad – Raisin, Currant, Caramel, Mushroom (SI)
Ranger Heat It craft tool
Cosmetic sponge wedges (any drug store)
Black Photo Corners (craft store)
Scotch 3M ATG 752 – tape dispenser
1. Randomly stamp cherry blossom & flower all over Kromekote (3 ¾” x 5) card with VersaMark
watermark pad. As a rule, an odd number of images produces a more pleasing look to the eye.
2. Heat set the images stamped with VersaMark ink up to 20 seconds with Heat It craft (heat gun)
tool. Keep the heat tool in motion a few inches away to insure card from scorching.
3. Ink cosmetic sponge with Caramel ink and add ink to stamped card in circular motion with firm
pressure. Firm pressure of ink allows VersaMark (watermark) images to show through more
clearly. Circular motion with sponge will result in a smoother look with less lines of ink.
Repeat this process with Currant ink, adding around and over Caramel ink. I prefer to use one
sponge for each color but this is not necessary.
4. Add Raisin ink as an accent color to add depth to composition of card. Apply Mushroom ink to
sections of card to blend or shade all the colors together.
5. Over stamp the cherry blossom image with Raisin ink. To achieve a more muted look after
stamping cherry blossom buff with soft cloth. Buff whole card to remove any excess ink over
resist images to make them pop.
6. Over stamp flower with Currant ink but do not buff with soft cloth. Not buffing images lets it
stand out which adds more definition to card.
7. Stamp You're so thoughtful saying with Archival ink Jet Black.
8. Add black photo corners to stamped card.
9. Layer onto cream (4 x 5 ¼”) and maroon note card with ATG adhesive gun