Best black ink pad. I get asked all the time what is the best black ink pad. This is a great article. I use all of these pads except for Soot Black from Distress. She did not cover Brilliance Ink. I love that black for stamping on vellum. I also like it for when I want my projects to have a bit of shimmer. It's a really great article and a must read.
To achieve the look above, stamp an image in dark brown ink. Use a stamp positioner (i.e. Stamp-a-ma-jig) to determine placement of a second, slightly offset impression. With stamp positioner still in place, pounce powder tool over the entire image then stamp the second impression using VersaMark. White emboss then sponge over with a lighter ink to make the image pop.