Last night I held the last of my March card classes so now I can share what we made.
At our Stamp Camp last month one of the teachers showed us a card that used the Black Magic technique. I had never tried this technique so decided to give it a go. This is such a cool technique so decided to share it with my ladies. I made two samples using Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point and then Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo.
First up stamp the image – I’ve used the Special Reason stamp set for these samples – in Whisper White Craft Ink. You may need to give it a bit of heat using the heat tool to dry the ink. Next colour over the top of the ink with the White Watercolour Pencil then colour again over the white with your desired colour combo starting with the lighter colour first then adding accents of the darker colour. Once you’ve finished colouring in use a blender pen (or aqua painter) to blender the two (or more) colours.
The final step is to go around the image with a White Gel Pen (I bought mine from Warehouse Stationery). For the first card I only drew the ‘veins’ on the leaves whereas the second card I went around the outside as well – it’s up to you how much or how little you do. I have even seen where the outline is done in dots.
The sentiment is from Window Shopping and was heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.
The mat and ribbon for the first card are Bermuda Bay and the second card uses the Silver 1/8″ ribbon and a Whisper White mat.
The second card I taught was a Waterfall Card – it’s ages since I made one of these.
I’ve used the Cool Treats Suite for this card – very refreshing 🙂 The base images have been stamped off and then the ‘accent’ is stamped full strength. The first ice block is Peekaboo Peach.
The second is Pool Party
The third is Pear Pizzazz and the final ice block is Watermelon Wonder. The sticks are stamped in Crumb Cake. The actual ‘stick’ image was a bit longer than I wanted so we stamped the ice block first then masked it and stamped the stick to the desired length to fit the card stock. The end of the pull tab was punched using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. The ‘brads’ are Old Olive Enamel Shapes.
On the inside we stamped ‘Happy Birthday in Crumb Cake and put a strip of the ice block Washi Tape along the bottom.
We are now about to start the final week of Sale-A-Bration and Stampin’ Up! have released eight new products for you to choose from for your FREE product when you spend NZ$110 or more. Check out the list below:
I will be placing my last order for Sale-A-Bration on Sunday night so if you would like to order anything please let me know by 8:00pm on Sunday night.