I combined this sketch challenge with a technique challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. The technique challenge was to do a double resist or basically combined Emboss Resist and Versamark Resist.
Emboss Resist: stamp with versamark on glossy paper and emboss with clear embossing powder. When you apply the ink with a sponge or brayer, the embossed images with resist the ink. I always rub a tissue over top to get any ink left on the embossed images.
Versamark Resist: stamp with versamark on glossy paper. Then using a sponge or brayer, apply ink to the paper. The versamarked images will resist the ink and leave a faint image. This technique has also been called 'ghosting'.
To combine the two techniques, you stamp the images you want to clear emboss and emboss. Then stamp the images you want to be 'softer' in versamark before you brayer on any ink! Then brayer on the ink. You have to do the clear embossed images FIRST. If you try to do the other images first (the ones for versamark resist), when you sprinkle on the embossing powder for the emboss resist images, your embossing powder will stick to ALL the images.
Oh I guess I got a hat trick on this one...this also falls in line for the Color Challenge on splitcoaststampers as well!
Anyway, since Priceless is one of my new favorites, I used it. I embossed the heart image with Rose Red ink (cheater way...yup, again...don't have the color craft ink...what a surprise!) on Glossy white cardstock. Then I versamarked the Swirly pattern and brayered Sahara Sand over top. I then added the Old Olive circles. I cut around the Pretty in Pink Circle freehand, along with the strip of Pretty in Pink. I knew I wanted something on the base Sahara Sand cardstock, so I stamped the swirly after stamping off first....made it more faded and subtle. The rest of the card is pretty self-explanatory, but if there are any questions, let me know!
The Engineering Details
Stamps: Priceless, Sincere Salutations
Inks: Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Rose Red, Versamark
Paper: Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Brayer, Paper Piercer, Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge, Old Olive Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile (to set the eyelets...oh so silently!), Scissors