In the magazines lately, I've noticed lots of people embossing backgrounds in clear EP with VersaMark ink to give a really subtle effect. I decided to try it with the Hero Arts Crossword background and make a Thank You card for my sister and her family for their hospitality a few weeks back.
I love this card...it's so textured with the embossing, but the message really stands out. My one problem with using this stamp big like this is that it's sort of busy when stamped in a color. You have to get bold with the embellishments and words to balance the busyness out. By using the clear EP and VersaMark ink, that design difficulty is eliminated!
Have a happy Sunday, everyone!
stamps: Hero Arts, PSX (alphabet)
ink: VersaMagic, VersaColor
paper: Bazzill textured CS, white
accessories: clear EP, prima flowers, brads