Once a month I teach a technique class that incorporates some sort of additional skill or learned instruction into basic stamping and cardmaking. I have been teaching in my home for almost six years now, so I have covered a lot of techniques from masking and triple time stamping to watercoloring and bokeh. We've made cards out of paper napkins and cards from used dryer sheets! We have chalked and brayered and sponged. We've made Z-fold, flip fold, tri-fold, book fold and many other you-name-it-folds. And, oh, the messes we have made with acrylic paints, shaving cream, alcohol and distress inks! Some techniques I have thoroughly enjoyed (alcohol inks) and others I never care to repeat again (like the fish tank card that was supposed to hold water)!
After years of teaching, I was starting to feel like I had exhausted all of the techniques I knew. So, I did a little YouTube research
and one of the first technique videos I pulled up was "Black Magic."
*Note - depending upon your search engine, this could yield MANY varying results. . .
But, here at Super Stamp Girl, we strive to be a PG, occasionally a PG-13 website, so my "black magic technique" search revealed how to create stunning cards with a black (or other dark color) cardstock base and heat embossing.
Look at these gorgeous results!
Have you tried this easy technique?
Black Magic "How-To:"
1. Rub an Embossing Buddy or other anti-static brush over black cardstock
2. Stamp your image or sentiment in Versamark ink
3. Heat emboss your image or sentiment with white embossing powder
4. Let the image cool completely
5. Color directly on the white heat embossing
*Note - I used Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and had a very vivid, even colored image.
*Additional detail: To create the small white dots on the butterflies I drew them on with a white gel pen.
Do you live local?
Sign up to attend my "Black Magic" techniques class on Wednesday, April 11th, and you can make these beautiful cards for yourself!
To RSVP, drop me a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Class size is limited to 14, so be sure to sign up early.
See my list of ALL classes and events HERE!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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