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Q: What are some of the many ways to use VersaMark® Ink?
As its name suggests, VersaMark is a very versatile ink! The following
is a list of some of our favorite uses of this unique ink pad.

  • Two Step Stampin'
    Stamp the first
    image with VersaMark and then the second with an Encore metallic pad.
    Technique looks best on darker, richer tone card stocks (i.e. Bravo
    Burgundy, Handsome Hunter).  
  • Embossing
    Use the VersaMark pad
    like you would any of our pigment ink pads in your embossing projects.
    Because VersaMark is a clear ink, you can use the embossing powder
    color of your choice without the color of the pigment pad showing
    through the embossed powder.
  • Embossing with Classic pads
    and stamp with one of our Classic Stampin' Pads. Clean the stamp and
    then ink the same image with VersaMark, stamping directly over the
    image. Apply clear embossing powder and heat with embossing tool. Note:
    For best results, use the Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp positioner to help line
    up the image stamped with Classic pads and the embossed image.
  • Embossing on Glass
    Prior to
    stamping, rub the Embossing Buddy over the stamping surface. Stamp the
    image on a glass container with the VersaMark pad and then emboss with
    detail gold or silver for an elegant touch to any piece of glassware.  Note: This technique is recommended for decorative purposes only. Embossed images can scratch off or come off when washed.
  • Poppin' Pastels
    Stamp the image
    with the VersaMark ink pad on a piece of neutral colored card stock
    (Whisper White, Very Vanilla, etc.). Apply Stampin' Pastels with sponge
    daubers, stamping sponge or pastel applicator directly to the ink.
  • Resist
    Stamp on Glossy White card
    stock with the VersaMark pad. Ink up the rubber brayer in a Classic or
    Spectrum pad and repeatedly roll over the card stock. Wherever the
    VersaMark ink was stamped, the card stock resists the colored ink from
    the brayer. Note: This technique can also be done with a Gold Encore pad.
  • Emboss Resist 
    Stamp an image
    with VersaMark ink and emboss with Crystal Clear embossing powder. When
    the image is cool, sponge one or more colors of Classic ink over and
    around embossed image. The stamped image will resist the ink.
  • Reverse Pastels
    Apply Stampin'
    Pastels (bright colors work best) to a dark colored card stock (Basic
    Black, Night of Navy, Close to Cocoa, etc.) and then stamp over the
    chalked area. The ink pulls off the color of the chalk, revealing the
    paper beneath. Be sure to clean the stamp before re-inking as the chalk
    you removed is now on your stamp and will dirty your VersaMark pad.
  • Watermark
    Create a great
    tone-on-tone effect by stamping on a piece of colored card stock. The
    image appears a deeper shade than the card stock and is perfect for
    subtle backgrounds.