Monday, February 28, 2011

February Stamp Club Card Part 2

Black Magic Technique

I followed THIS TUTORIAL on Splitcoaststampers to use the Black Magic Technique. 

Just a few things to note when making the card:

Stampin' Up's Watercolour Pencils do not coincide with their Colour Collections.  I tried to pick the pencils that matched the best with the Designer Series Papers in the card.

I used Early Espresso card stock instead of black.  I felt that Early Espresso was dark enough to give the same effect as Black card stock.

On the photo, the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder is used on one of the Early Espresso squares.  At our stamp club workshop, most people ended up using the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder since it seemed to match well with the design of the Friends Never Fade image.

Dimensionals were stuck under the punched out sentiment and the coloured square image.

TIP:  If you find that your White Gel Pen isn't flowing properly, I often open the pen up, take out the inside ink holder and then blow on the top end to push the ink closer to the nib.  This usually gets the ink flowing again. 


Whisper White card base:  5-1/2 x 7-1/4
Early Espresso:  3-1/2 x 3-1/2;  Four 1-3/4 squares
Real Red:  3-1/2 strip for border
Whisper White:  Scrap for sentiment


Stamps:  Friends Never Fade, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Greenhouse Gala DSP, Whisper White, Real Red, Early Espresso, 
Ink:  Real Red, Craft White
Accessories:  Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals, Watercolour Pencils, White Signo Gel Pen, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch

3-5/8 x 5-1/2 card

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