1) Clear Powder, VersaMark and Cardstock
As you can see in the Reverse Prints card below, the Celery cardstock shows up brightly through the Clear Embossing Powder (I did bleach the inside of this image, just like I described in Embossing and Bleach).
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You can comment on the card and see the products I used here, at my gallery: Embossed and Bleached.
The thing I like best about Clear Embossing powder is that it allows you to not be limited to just one look or one color. Using it in this way makes it look like you were able to expertly apply a layer of glaze to your stamped images (using Clear powder is so much more simple than that would be!). This straightforward technique will also allow you to stamp subtle images and greetings onto the background of your cardstock.
2) Clear Powder, VersaMark and Classic Ink
Another fun technique to use with Clear powder is to color your ink before you emboss with it. First, ink up your image in VersaMark. Now tap your image into your colored ink pad once. Because it is clear, VersMark will not damage your colored ink pads! Now stamp your image onto white paper and emboss it with Clear powder. It will look like you have used colored embossing powder instead of Clear! It’s a snazzy little trick. Now you can emboss with all the ink pad colors in your collection.
Enjoy these tips! And let me know how your own stamping experiments are going. I’d love to hear from you!