I was going to share these cards with you as part of a Bloghop tonight BUT I was too busy making the cards and fussing around with other things that when I came to register for the Bloghop I found that it was full already. That’s a bit disappointing. 😦 It doesn’t matter big time really I guess. I can still share them with you. I hope that you like them.
The theme for the Bloghop was colouring. Stampin’ Up! have a great number of choices for colouring with the Inkpads, markers, Blends, Watercolour Pencils and now the Brusho Crystals. So many choices what should I do?? I am no way an expert in colouring but I have been trying my hand at it a bit recently. I decided in the end to go with the Stampin’ Blends.
I used a technique you might have seen around a bit. The Black Magic technique. It’s an oldie but a goodie. It’s colouring over White heat embossed images. You can use pencils or the markers.
STEPS TO CREATE YOUR BLACK MAGIC CARDS
Of course you can use a multiple of colours for your images but I thought for this particular image one colour worked better. I made a set of cards in 4 different colours.
To create it:
1. First stamp your image on black card in versamark and heat emboss with White Embossing Powder. Don’t forget to use your Embossing Buddy to help reduce the little stray specks. 🙂
2. Allow to cool slightly and then colour over it with the Stampin’ Blends. I went over the image twice to intensify the colours.
3. I coloured some of the White Organza Ribbon with the Stampin’ Blends to match and layered it on a strip of the Silver Foil. The sentiment was stamped on the coloured card and cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and that was raised up with Dimensionals.
4. The black card was adhered to a piece of Silver Foil. TIP: cut the centre from the foil so you can use it for something else. It is only getting hidden after all. Before you adhere this piece to your card base stamp your card base with the “earphone” image in the set in the same colour as the card.
This Epic Celebrations set is one of the free choices for Sale-A-Bration. Have you got your set yet? It’s great for the young teen cards.
So I hope you like this “epic” set. Thanks for stopping by.
I have some exciting news to share with you tomorrow so stay tuned.
Have a good night,