Saturday, March 10, 2012

A New Technique With VersaMarker

I ran across this idea of using a VersaMarker to shadow stamped images.  It's one of those "how come I didn't think of that?" techniques.  That's why I rely on Stampin' Up demonstrators and other bloggers for inspiration and ideas...because I just don't come up with much on my own!

 On this one I used SU Whisper White craft ink to stamp the background flowers and then the VersaMarker to add the outline for the shadow.
The yellow flowers were done with Mixed Bunch stamps using Memento Dandelion yellow ink and punched with a Blossom punch.
The flower centers are from SU Button, Button stamp set and stamped with the same white craft ink. 
I used a 1 3/4 x 7/8" oval punch for the leaves and just trimmed the edge by hand after I embossed them with a Cuttlebug folder.

Then I added some doodle lines to fill in the blank space and using a straight edge, I put a shadow border around the outer edge of the card front.

The flowers and butterfly on this one are from Flower Fest stamp set.  The sentiment is from Heard from the Heart.  They were stamped with the same ink and shadowed with the VersaMarker pen.

This was very simple and fast to do.  It's an idea I'll probably use a lot on my cards.

You need to test your background cardstock to be sure that the marker will show up on it.  It won't work on all colors and of course, darker colors are best.

 This is the Versamarker pen I used.  It has a fine tip and a brush tip so you can choose which width of shadow to use.  It's available from Stampin' Up.


Vanessa said...

What a great technique! It adds so much dimension to the stamped image. Thanks for sharing this idea. Love the cards!

Emerald said...

Thank you so much for sharing this style! Lovely cards

crazyaboutcricut said...

What a fantastic idea! I've had one of those markers FOREVER and never used it. Thank you so much for sharing this :O)

MulticrafterAmy said...

I love the blue and yellow card. Thanks for sharing. :)

Heather R... mousemomma said...

These are really, really pretty! WOW!
Like crazyaboutcricut, I have had one of these markers forever too and have never used it. I gotta try this. Thanks so much!