Are you ready for a technique tutorial? I certainly am! I have been waiting to share this technique and sample with you for quite some time now. If you visited me during the Royal Blog Tour, you saw this Kind & Caring Thoughts card sample using this technique.
I love the technique called "Black Magic". It is simply creating a colorful stamped image onto a piece of black or other dark colored cardstock (such as navy or chocolate chip). I like to add my own little touch to this technique by adding my "twist" which I will show you how to do.
Are you ready to start? Grab your favorite drink and get somewhere cozy we are ready to begin.
TUTORIAL: Black Magic with a Twist Technique
Stamp Set: Kind & Caring Thoughts
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White and Brilliant Blue
Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink
Accessories: Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Multi-Purpose Platform, Standard Cutting Pads, Textured Impressions Finial Press Embossing Folder, Watercolor Pencils
First you will start off with a piece of Basic Black cardstock. I measured the wood block of the stamp that I used to stamp with and used that measurement to cut my cardstock.
The next step is to ink up a bold image stamp with Whisper White Craft Ink and stamp it onto the Basic Black cardstock as shown above. You can either set the piece aside to dry while working on other elements of the card or you can heat the white craft ink with your heat tool so it will dry before going on to the next step.
Select the colors of Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils that you would like to use on your image. I chose to use blue for this card but a pink would also look very nice. I prefer using bright colors on my image because they just pop off the black paper.
After coloring in my flowers and stems, I chose to shadow my flowers with a darker blue pencil.
When the image is all colored and shadowed, you will have something like this. Now it is time to add the "twist".
Using a White Gel Pen, add highlighting to the stems and flowers. I really like the added white to this technique. It makes the image much more striking.
Layer your card and add some embellishments and your card can look something like this:
My next tutorial will be on Tuesday, August 4th when I share with you how to make the glass votive holder that I shared with you on the Royal Blog Tour. This is a fabulous way to use your stamp sets and have fun with glass so don't forget to bookmark this site or subscribe to email updates so you don't miss a thing!
See you all back here tomorrow.
Lynn Larson - www.learntostampandscrap.com