Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Back to Basics
Julee from Verve Visual wanted to do a Back to Basics Series on the Verve Visual Blog this month and asked us each to post a project that was very basic. As she put it, "something you would have made before your stamp collection took on a life of its own." When I thought back to when I started stamping and what got me hooked, I have to say it was the Versamark pad. I LOVED the watermark you could create with it! (I was also amazed by heat embossing, but we're talking before I owned a heat gun!) I love the subtle but elegant look the watermark gives. So in my beginning stamp days (BFT as I sometimes joke--Before Fancy Tools), when I didn't yet own every color of ink pad and a bunch of fancy tools to go with them, I had a Versamark pad and a black ink pad. I would use an image to watermark and then stamp a sentiment over it in black ink. I usually used a very simple layout like this and finished it off with some complimenting ribbon. Very quick, very easy. . .very simple! It feels good to go back to the basics sometimes! :) Thanks for stopping by! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Serenity (Verve Visual); Paper- Soft Sky, Basic Black, Whisper White (SU); Ink- Versamark, Onyx Black Versafine; Accessories- black organdy ribbon (Darice).