First I began with the following items. It is important when stamping with embossing powders that you are prepared to work rather quickly even though the Versamark ink is tacky and slower drying than other inks.
turned the Versamark ink pad over onto the stamp to "ink it up"
stamped on my paper and quickly dipped it into UTEE
shook off the excess
restamped the same stamp with other inks and stamped over the clear images made by the Versamark
reinked the same stamp in this YUMMY ink by Ranger
It looks like this open and smells good too!
Press stamp into the ink