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August 21, 2012

Tuesday T&T VersaMark Resist Background


When I visited the DT blogs for the Yellow & Gray Challenge, Jeanne Streiff's post was just awesome.  The background for her card is a "Water Stamping" technique.  If you haven't seen it get on over THERE and take look.  At first glance I thought it was a resist.  It got me thinking and I decided to do a VersaMark resist for the background on my card for today. 

Main Images:

  1. Shell Frame Collage was stamped twice with Memento Desert Sand on white cardstock.  So Glad We're Friends from All Occasions II clear set was stamped with Memento Peanut Brittle as shown.  A Sakuro Gelly Roll Glaze Clear Pen was used over the Peanut Brittle and, while still wet, Deco Art Glamour Dust glitter was added.
  2. The 'base' image was put through the Cuttlebug using the Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles die shown for cut and emboss.  The second image was trimmed, painted with twinks, embossed with a stylus on an embossing mat, and then mounted on the base image with 3D pop dots.


VersaMark Resist Background:

  1. The CAC Shells was inked with VersaMark ink and stamped twice on Glossy White Cardstock side by side.
  2. The ink was dried with a heat gun.  If one isn't used you get a smudged look and that's okay if you want the 'smudged' look.
  3. IBG5

  4. The areas were sponged one color at a time, with a different sponge for each color. When I finished I used a little more Memento Rich Cocoa.
  5. I used a piece of Kleenex to rub down the resist as a last step.



  1. The corners of the 4"X5.25" background and the 4.25"X5.5" white cardstock behind it were punched using an EK Success rounder corner punch.  The BG was mounted on the white.
  2. The image was mounted with 3D pop dots.  The ribbon was put though and attached.
  3. The bow was mounted, 3 pearl stickers were attached to the lower left, and Glossy Accents was added to some of the shells.
  4. The 5.5"X8.5" white cardstock was folded.  The cardfront was mounted on the card.
  5. A piece of the background had been put through the Cuttlebug using the largest Romantic Die to get the edge mounted on the inside top.
  6. Another piece was put through again to get the decorative pieces for the envelope.
  7. The smallest die provided the background for the shell seen above the main image.
  8. The shell was embossed from the back and mounted with 3D pop dots.
  9. Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen was used on the inside card trim and the envelope.

And that's the card for this week!  I hope to see you all back here for DT Thursday, and we still have our Yellow & Gray Challenge open.  Join us in the fun and check out how HERE.






GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the stamps and the colours are so pretty Shirley :)The shells look real on that card!!

Beautiful card, Shirley! Thanks for another great tutorial, too! Have a great week :)

Gorgeous Shirley ! I love the background, colours, great techniques & tutorial. Have a great day, Shirley

Great technique ! I also like the idea of using the Glamour dust on the sentiment.

I have never tried this technique, I love the result! A really beautiful card. I can't believe that your shells actually look real! I always have to look at the bigger image with your cards because you create so many beautiful details! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Lovely sea themed card and great technique! Compliments for your tutorials Shirley they are really clearly explained! warm greet Miranda

can't wait to work with the new IO stamps when they arrive at Posthumus in Amsterdam

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