I taught this technique at my last class, and though I have not seen it anywhere ever, I'm sure I'm not the first one to use it. I wanted a 2 tone image for my stamp, and it works SO GREAT with the fact that Stampin' Up! has inkpads AND markers in the same colors.
First, you need to gather your supplies and that is pretty simple. You take your inkpad and matching marker, and a stamp that you want to use. I chose a sentiment, but there are so many possibilities! You also need scrap paper and the card stock where you will stamp the final image. My color is bermuda bay, one of the new In Colors, and my sentiment is from All Holidays.
Firs thing you do, is you ink up your image in your inkpad. Get it nice and juicy, and then stamp it off. For this color, I stamped it 3 times on scrap, but lighter colors, you will do less.
Now, you need to take your marker, and make the areas darker that you want to stand out more. This will then be in the same shade the rest, but here is where you get the two tone effect. Now stamp it on to your CS.
I also made up some with melon mambo and dusty durango. You can see I made the words "dear, kind, wonderful" darker. I then used the Elegant Bouquet (115964) embossing folder for the white CS and the Beautiful Wings Embosslits (118138) for the butterflies. I sponged the edges of the butterflies, so the embossing would show up more, and then added the Frost White Shimmer paint to 2 of them and pearls to one. This is SUPER EASY to put together, and you can have a card set in 15 minutes! You can get most of these products at my online store HERE, just click the Shop Now button in the top right corner. Have fun and happy stamping!!