I was wowed by this technique! In fact, I had a hard time believing it would really work out the way it was supposed to. But it did and my stamp class attendees just loved it. More time consuming than some techniques, but definitely worth it.
First we sponged fall colors all over a piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Then we stamped leaves with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. Finally, we used our brayers to roll Early Espresso ink all over the surface, wiping off excess ink with a tissue. Then our images were ready to cut out with framelits. [Admittedly, I used our old style brayer instead of the new sponge brayers.]
It is very difficult to see your stamping with VersaMark and therefore easy to overlap your images. Here's a trick I thought of after the fact: Use your large acrylic block and place all the stamp images you wish to use on the same block. Proceed with the technique. Just make sure you apply pressure all over the surface of your block.
I have two variations of the same card. One has more leaves than the other and I almost think I like that better than the first one.
For this second one, and those we made in class because I thought the Very Vanilla behind the wording was too bright for the card, we used Crumb Cake card stock.
Vintage Leaves photopolymer stamp set (6), 138802, $26.00
Leaflets Framelits (6), 138283, $25.00
Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 127821, $7.50
Layering Squares Framelits (19 dies), 141708, $35.00
Cucumber Crush 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock (24), 138335, $8.00
Early Espresso 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock (24), 119686, $8.00
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock (40), 101650, $9.00
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock (24), 120953, $8.00
Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pad, 126946, $6.50
Cucumber Crush Classic Stampin' Pad, 138324, $6.50
Delightful Dijon Classic Stampin' Pad, 138327, $6.50
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad, 126974, $6.50
VersaMark ink pad, 102283, $8.50
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (1/2 oz.), 109130, $5.00
Stamping Sponges (3), 141337, $3.50
Sponge Brayer (2 handles, 4 sponges), 141714, $8.00
Linen Thread (15 yards), 104199, $4.50
5/8" Burlap Ribbon (5 yards), 141487, $7.00
[As I prepared this list, I realized the verse I used is from a discontinued but much loved stamp set: Trust God. I thought it perfect for Thanksgiving.]