Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Black Magic

Good Morning everyone!  Have you ever heard of that technique?  Well, neither have I until recently when it became the first challenge of the year from my monthly card traders group.  I think it could be very striking when not done on this small of a scale, unfortunately, I no longer have 2-step stamps or large bold image stamps - I mean I have very very few.

So the idea is to stamp your image with white craft ink, heat set it and then color the image with watercolor pencils.  I don't have watercolor pencils anymore, so I used my prismacolor pencils and did use a bit of gamsol to soften the coloring.  As I said, I think it could be very striking on a larger scale.

I used a great sketch from Truly Scrumptious and also played along with JUGS this week by creating an envelope to match.  And it's lined!

Card stock:  Black (Recollections), Certainly Celery
Paper:  Purple (Recollections)
Stamps/Ink:  Big Flowers (SU), Craft White
Pencils:  Prismacolor Violet, Lime
Tools:  Scor-Pal, Cuttlebug, Textile embossing folder, white gel pen
Embellishments:  white satin ribbon

Thank you for stopping by!

4 Encouraging Thoughts:

Andrea M said...

Such a pretty card Melissa! Love the dark matching envie!!! Lovely job! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!!! Hope you join us again next week!

Mandy said...

Wonderful card...Love the envelope as well...And a new technique to try...Thank you for joining us at Truly Scrumptious...
Mandy x

AKiteFlier said...

Oooh la la - love the black envie lined with such a rich color! gorgeous inside and out! Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week. We appreciate your participation and your support.

Lorie Hethorn said...

What a beautiful card! I love this technique.
Thanks for sharing!

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