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A LITTLE BLACK MAGIC WITH A BEAUTIFUL PEACOCK!

I really love the effect of using the Stampin’ Blends over heat embossing (AKA Black Magic Technique).  It seems to really give a vibrancy to the images.  I showed one with the Epic Celebrations set yesterday.  Today it is the Beautiful Peacock set.

The Beautiful Peacock set is one of the Sale-A-Bration Free choices.  I haven’t used this a lot but it is quite a fun set.  I have seen some fantastic samples with it.

To create the Black Magic Effect

Stamp your image in Versamark and Heat Emboss in White Embossing Powder.  When cooled colour over the embossing with the Stampin’ Blends.  (The Blends will not be available to order now until late May but store this idea in mind for later if you haven’t got them yet).  The Blends colours I used were the Light Old Olive, the Dark Daffodil Delight and the Light Rich Razzleberry.

I stamped the Peacock body on a scrap piece of black card and then coloured it and cut it out with scissors.  This was then raised up off the card with Dimensionals.

To finish the card stamp your sentiment on Lemon Lime Twist card and cut with the smallest of the Lots of Labels Framelits.  I added some loops of Silver Thread under the label piece before raising it up off the card with Dimensionals and added some Rhinestones in the centres of the Flowers.  The card base is Sweet Sugarplum.

Only a week left for Sale-A-Bration.  I am sad with so many of these great sets leaving.  Don’t miss out to grab your Free set with your qualifying order. 

If in Australia you can order Online -> HERE Please use the Host Code: FSX2YS39

Also, last days to join and get TWO extra stamp sets for Free up to $174.  Crazy to knock that back??? 😉 

Come and join my JEN’s INK team. You can click the JOIN THE FUN tab on my website -> HERE

Do you want to know more about joining Stampin’ Up!?  Head to my ‘Join the JEN’s INK team’ tab at the top or head -> HERE to find out more.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

 

cards, Challenges, Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Tutorials

A LITTLE BLACK MAGIC WITH THE EPIC CELEBRATIONS SET!

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,

Jenny