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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Eastern Blooms Meets Black Magic

This is a card I cased from Splitcoast Stamper, heyheypaula.

This month's Technique Talk at my home is the Black Magic or Chalkboard Technique. I'm using these two names interchangeably to mean ~ using Stampin' Pastels or Stampin'Up!'s Water Color pencils & Whisper White Craft ink against a dark card stock.

I chose to use the Eastern Bloom stamp set and inked the image in Whisper White Craft ink. Don't let your ink dry but take your Stampin' Pastels and a Sponge Dauber (cotton ball, Q-tip, or cosmetic applicators work also) and dab the color onto the ink. I used YoYo Yellow and Only Orange pastels on my flowers. There will be some residual on the Black cardstock. You can use the eraser found in the Stampin' Pastels kit to remove it or I also found unscented dryer sheets to work well also. The centers were colored using the Uni-Ball Gel pen. The single flower image also has a 3/4" Black circle with white dots drawn on with the Uni-ball pen and is paper pierced around the petals.

The Black card stock was layered on top of pieces of YoYo Yellow and tied up with a piece of the Black Gingham Ribbon. We will be saying "good bye" to these colors and ribbon. They are retiring so order yours while you still can!

I hope you enjoyed today's project. For a list of supplies I used to create this card, please see the recipe below. If you have any questions or would like to place an order to try your own hand at the Black Magic/Chalkboard Technique, don't hesitate to contact me.

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As one of my friends says, okey dokey that's it!

God Bless,

Stamps: Eastern Bloom, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Whisper White Craft ink
Paper: Basic Black, YoYo Yellow card stock
Misc: Corner Rounder punch, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, White Uni-ball Gel pen, Black Gingham ribbon, 3/4" Circle punch


Dee in N.H. said...

How pretty! Love those colors.

Lori A. said...

Very striking! I haven't tried that technique yet.

Mary Fish said...

Stunning. Love the black and yellow! Hugs, M

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful job, Martha! The colors look stunning!

Adriana Benitez said...

Wow - the colors really pop! How fun!

Cards by Gina said...

Oooh, so beautiful. I adore the Eastern Blooms stamp set and I love the colors and design you chose for your card using them. Terrific job!

Carol said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the colors, love the technique, love your ideas. Keep inspiring me to become as creative as you!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

This is such a cool technique!!

Thanks for showing us your beautiful creation.

Carla Bazhenow said...

So pretty Martha, love the colors too. Hugs,