Three Ways to Use Ink with Healing Hugs for the Sisterhood of Crafters

Get Well Card Featuring Healing Hugs by Stampin' Up!

It’s a fun and easy challenge for you at the Sisterhood of Crafters! All you have to do is “ink it up” on your card or project!! I decided to show you some ways to use your ink to make them even more useful. I really love the beautiful flower in Healing Hugs and needed a get well card. Keep reading below to see how I made this card and, if you see any products you want to more about, the product list is at the bottom of the post.


  • This A6 card measures 6″ x 4 1/4″ from Misty Moonlight 12″x12″ cardstock. Then, I cut the designer paper and Soft Sea Foam cardstock to layer on top.
  • First ink technique: Do you like to heat emboss? I do!! Instead of stocking up on embossing powder, ink up your stamp with VersaMark then apply your ink right on top of it with your ink pad. Stamp onto your cardstock, then use a clear embossing powder to heat set. Easy!! I did this technique with the flower, leaves and sentiment. Then, the flower and leaves were fussy cut.
  • Second ink technique: Before adhering the DSP, flower and leaves to the card base, I sponged all of the edges with ink, which really gives a wonderful finished look.
  • Third ink technique: Want a matching ribbon? All I had to do was take the matching Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker to the ribbon for the perfect accessory. You can also color rhinestones or pearls with them! Another method is mixing reinker and water before soaking your ribbon (or even bakers twine), then allow to dry.


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  1. What a lovely card Debbie! Thanks for the great tip on inking up the stamp with Versamark first and then adding colored ink. I need to give that a try! What beautiful inspiration for this challenge.

  2. Gorgeous card Debbie, surely to make anyone feel better and great tips on the inking!!

  3. Beautiful card and flower-great inky tips too.Thank you for joining us at A Place to Start
    Carol DT x

  4. Such a beautiful card Debbie! thanks for sharing with us over at ‘The Flower Challenge’ 😉 Viv DT xx

  5. Hi, Debbie! Thanks for your wonderful submission to our challenge at A Place To Start! This is a truly delightful creation and is sure to brighten the day of the recipient! Glad to see you playing with us again!
    Chana Malkah

  6. Your inking is beautiful Debbie and I love your overall design! Sure to make anyone feel much better upon receiving such a lovely card! Thanks for awesome inspiration!

  7. Oooh, Debbie, this is beautiful! I love that you described all of the different inking techniques. I am definitely going to try the versamark with an ink color over it. Never hear of doing that before. TFS!

  8. This is really pretty Debbie. You have a way of putting colours together that I wouldn’t think of but they look stunning together. Love Dawn x

  9. Great card and super inky tips too Debbie! thanks for sharing with us over at ‘The Flower Challenge’ 😉 Viv DT xx

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