Sunday, March 4, 2012

You're Too Kind

Hi friends! Hope you're having a good day.

Today's sample is a quick thank you card using an old technique called Black Magic.  The technique was  featured a couple of weeks ago on Splitcoast Stampers and I remember thinking I should try it again.  So...I did.

The flowers and leaves were stamped on black card stock with VersaMark and embossed with white EP. They were then colored with Prisma colored pencils.  It's kind of a neat effect, but I haven't done it in awhile and my coloring could use a little work. I'm spoiled by the ease of blending colors using Copics, and remembered too late that I wasn't using them here. I suppose I could have blended things a little smoother by using Gamasol, but I didn't have any, so I decided not to stress about it and just went with the flow.

Anyway, I added faux stitch lines with a white Signo pen (LOVE that thing!!!!) and matted it with white stock.  Two opposing corners were rounded, and a polka dot ribbon was knotted around the lower third. Then the whole lot was added to a rose colored base, and another card is added to the Operation Write Home box!

It's a fun technique, and I think I will have to try it again soon, but next time I'll spend a little extra time working on my coloring.  If you haven't tried this technique before, give it a shot, and leave me a link so I can see what you've done. Just remember--it's impolite to gloat over how much better your coloring is ;>).  Have fun!



  1. I've got to try this! It looks fun! I don't have Prismacolor. I have regular watercolor pencils, so I'll try with those. And I won't gloat because I'm terrible at coloring. I didn't enjoy it as a kid, either.

    1. Be sure to send me a link when you try this. It really is fun, and it's fairly forgiving, even if you don't like to color. Thanks for stopping by--it's good to hear from you.

    2. Wow! love your blog, so much inspiration. Especially in love with the veramark. Just used that technique on the Outlawz card for Sat challenge. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the lovely comment and following. I am now following you

  2. I think the coloring looks almost gives it a chalks looks...and those Signo pens rock!

  3. Now that's a technique I haven't tried. Like the pop of white against the block, makes for a VERY striking card. And then you add your warm touches of the rose ribbon and cardstock. Fabulous card.

  4. Wow, gorgeous card Kathy!

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