I am creating 20 of these card fronts for a Stampin Up swap. I have never done this technique but really find I am loving it. You first load your stamp with Versamark ink and then stamp it in the desired color. The Versamark keeps your ink wet so that you can emboss it in its natural color. I used clear embossing powder. The key to this is cleaning your stamp in between each application of ink so that it keeps your ink pads clean. After I stamped everything I colored in the leaf with a SU marker then went over it with a Versamarker and embossed it as well. Doing all of this allowed me to sponge over top of the colors for the ring affect without losing the vibrancy of the colors. Hope you like it!!
Stamps: Autumn Splendor, Pocket Silhouettes
Ink: More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Versamark, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy
Paper: Garden Green, More Mustard, Whisper White
Accessories: So Saffron SU marker, Versamarker, circle cutter, sponges, clear EP and heat tool