Ok, so I am one of the few I think that actually enjoy masculine cards!
I am so stinking tickled with how this turned out that I almost didn't want to give it to him!
I used Sahara Sand cs and instead of using versamark and then the Pearl Ex over - I used Black Craft Ink instead! kind of gave me the same results as doing it on the darker paper!!! I don't know if this is a "new" technique (anyone know? - I haven't seen it before) or just a variation - but I'm dying to try my Pearl Ex with other craft inks now too! Sealed it with just hairspray