Wednesday, February 20, 2008


When Julee asked us to create something for the Back to Basics series, I thought back to when I was first introduced to stamping and WHAT got me hooked. For me, it was the Versamark pad. The first couple of ink pads I owned were the Versamark and black. My favorite thing about using the Versamark pad was the watermark look it created. I LOVED it! (and still do) Such a subtle but elegant look it gives. I didn't have to have an ink to match every color of cardstock either! So, in the beginning of my stamping days, (or BFT as I sometimes joke--Before Fancy Tools) I used an image to watermark and then a sentiment in black ink. I always used a simple layout like this and usually finished off the card with some ribbon. Simple.

SUPPLIES USED: Stamps: Serenity (Verve Visual); Ink: Versamark, Onyx Black (Versafine); Paper: Soft Sky, Basic Black, Whisper White (SU); Accessories: black organdy ribbon