Saturday, 30 October 2010

A little black magic for Halloween

No, it's not really a Halloween card but I thought the black magic technique made quite a good tie in to the occasion, especially as I don't have any more Halloween items to show you at the moment. Must add making up the trick or treat bags to my ever expanding to do list today.

This is based on a card that I made for swaps when my upline and downline came round a few weeks ago. As I was dashing around at the last minute (no change there then lol) I made their cards but didn't get around to finishing mine until this morning. Mine's slightly different as I didn't think about the clear embossing until later.

Stamp set: Ornate Flowers
Cardstock: Basic Black, Rose Red, Regal Rose
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Versamark, Watercolour Pencils
Punches: Scallop Trim Corner, Scallop Trim Border
Other: Clear EP

The A6 portrait card blank of Basic Black was stamped with thistle stamp in Versamark and then heat embossed with Clear EP.The frondy flower was stamped in Whisper White Craft ink on Basic Black card and left to dry (or you can use your heat tool to dry if you can't wait). This provides a base which you can then colour on with the Watercolour Pencils - and have them show up. If you colour direct to the Basic Black card, you'll hardly see it. I used two different shades of the two colours to provide a more 3d effect. You simply colour over the white image with your pencils (this is the black magic technique). This image was matted direct to Regal Rose card and then popped up on dimensionals on another mat of Rose Red card (3-13/16" x 2-7/8") that had been punched with the Scallop Trim Corner and Border punches. The whole was popped up on dimensionals on the card front.

Enjoy your weekend and have a Happy Halloween tomorrow.

Sara xx


Heather x said...

Awesome card Sara! Love the overall effect, very sophisticated :)
*hugs* Heather x

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the combination of techniques you have used. The card really pops off the screen! Wonderful project.

Loraine Arderne said...

Fab card. Love the embossed background against that wonderfully punched pink!

Suzie Q said...

stunning card Sara love that embossing x
Suzie qx

Linby said...

Very impressive-love how it turned out.