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On these cards, I used the Versa Shadow Technique demonstrated by Erin Gonzales of Hand Stamped Style. Here's a link to her short video tutorial: It's simple and very effective. As Erin mentions in her video, it's a way of making a white-stamped image stand out. Erin, thank you for sharing this technique. I loved the way it turned out.

To easily create a more conventional shadow, check out Anna-Karin Evaldsson's Layers of Ink Challenge from WSW11. She used two-layer stamping to create the shadow, but that's not the technique we're using for this challenge.

You need white pigment ink and a VersaMarker for this challenge. I figured someone would ask so I tried it using the Dove Blender Pen; and once it dried, you couldn't see it. Of course, alcohol blending pens don't show up at all. I even tried it with a TomBow Marker in a darker shade than the stamped image. If the marker touched the white ink, it colored it. It was very hard to use and I quickly gave it up. I tried picking up VersaMark ink directly from the ink pad with a Precision Tips Q-Tip, but I made a huge mess when I applied it to the cardstock. All those experiments made me appreciate how easily and beautifully the VersaMarker put down the watermark.

Hero Arts Three Ferns Stamp
ColorBox Frost White Pigment Ink
VersaMarker Watermark Pen by Tsukineko
Various Patterned Papers and Cardstock

Card 1:
4 5/8 x 5 13/16
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 18
Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks
Best Creation 3D Foam Tape
Cricut-Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Cherry Blossom by Anna Griffin
Recollections adhesive-backed pearls

Card 2:
4 x 5
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 18
(I traced around the perimeter of the die to create the mat for the die cut.)
Best Creation 3D Foam Tape
The mat is a piece I made a long time ago using the Textured Pearls Technique. I used Pearl Ex (Sparkle Gold, Super Russet, and Brilliant Yellow).
Wink of Stella, Clear (on the stamped image)
Swarovski Flatback Rhinestones, SS16, Crystal Copper

Card 3:
4 x 6
Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacy Squares
Stampin' Up! Sincere Salutations (VersaMark Ink, Ranger's Seafoam Embossing Powder)
TPC Studio Self-Adhesive Gold Metal Accents

Card 4:
4 x 6
Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacy Squares
Recollection adhesive-backed pearls

Card 5:
4 x 6
Spellbinders Nestabilites Labels 22
Basic Greay Glazed Brads