Hi stampers, it is time for another Totally Techniques Blog and this month we are focusing on the Black Magic Technique. This is a fun technique showing you how you can easily add colour onto black card.
I have decided to use the technique for the background rather than making it the focal point on my card. I stamped the background image (swash x3) using white craft ink and put it aside to dry, you can also use a heat gun to speed the drying process up.
I added colour to the background using watercolour pencils and a blender pen. You can continue adding colour until you have the desired effect you are after. I then added the flower outline and inner petals using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
Couple of tips when making the card
– Colour a piece of scrap Shimmery White card using the watercolour pencils and blend using an Aqua Painter, make sure you allow the card to dry before you die cut the flower out. The colouring does not have to be perfect as you can add more colour after you have glued the pieces in.
– Add highlight to the card by using a white gel pen, this is optional. I have added a few dots around the edge of the flower and also on the coloured petals.
– Create a few splatter on the base card by placing the tip of the marker just inside the lid and then give the marker a quick flick.
For some more inspiration make sure you pop on over and visit the rest of the design team and check out their fabulous card ideas, you can do this by clicking on the next or previous button below. Let’s start by looking at the gorgeous card Nadine Weiner has come up with this month.
Here is a list of all the ladies taking part in this Months Totally Techniques Blog Hop, just in case you get lost along the way.
1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand)
2. Nadine Weiner (Germany)
3. Marine Wiplier (France)
4. Shannean Moncrieff (Australia)
5. Zoë Tant (UK)
6. Barbara Meyer (Austria)
Black Magic Technique Card was created using the following Stampin’ Up! products
If you live in New Zealand and would like to order any of the Stampin’Up! products I have used on this card or have any questions, please contact Patrice. You can also place an order online or find out more about the product by clicking on the image that interests you below.