I went blog-surfng after I saw these gorgeous creations on Angela’s web site to find out exactly how to create this effect. I really love how the colour just pops right out at you after you apply the white gel pen. My Fabulous Flowers stamp set is getting a good work out at he moment. You can use it with so many different techniques! It does work particularly well with the Black Magic technique.
To create this card I stamped the flower image in Whisper White onto Basic Black card stock. I gave it a quick zap with my Heat Tool to dry it off. Then I added colour with my new Water Colour pencils. These are a little softer and richer in pigment than normal pencils and are fabulous to use over the top of the Whisper White Ink to create colour and definition in the petals. I used two different shades of orange fading the colour out to the tips of each petal before applying the White Signo Gel Pen (from Stampin’ Up!) to highlite the edges of them. I finished off the flower with a white half pearl from the Pretties Kit.
The layout of this card is a rather shameless C.A.S.E (read: Copy And Steal Everything lol) of the original, but at least I changed the colours!!
Here are a few more samples I created once I got going:
I particularly like the emerald green flowers on the card at the front that was inspired by Angela’s cards, but I think any colour works well and a bit of coordinating ribbon and matching card stock pulls it all together perfectly!
Stamps: Fabulous Flowers, So Many Sayings level one hostess set, Warm Words.
Ink: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Real red, Basic Black
Paper : Whisper white, Basic Black, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie.
Accessories : Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain ribbon, White Taffeta Ribbon, Black and White Gingham Ribbon, Small and large Oval Punches, Hand Held Punch, Glue Dots, Pretties Kit, Stampin’ Up!’s Pencil and Crayon Sharpener (yes, it sharpens your Water Colour crayons too!)
Leave a comment for this post before the end of this week, let me know what you think of this cool technique and I’ll send you a sample of Black magic in the mail! (Australian residents and non- Stampin’ Up! demonstrators only).
8 thoughts on “Black Magic”
Thanks for sharing this technique. I love your cards and was wondering how this was done.
Gorgeous cards Ness!
btw – I just tagged you. Check out my blog for the details. I hope you play along.
Woo Hoo … And I am the lucky bunny who received the gorgeous green card in the mail this week! Thank you Ness! I just love it! Must try out those pencils! Big hugs! Andrea xx
awesome cards Ness – I have to take a pic of mine still – it was great to spend some time with you and play that day. I do believe you have an award waiting for you at http://www.totallyaddinktive.com/2008/07/an-award-and-a-latte/ .. oh and check out my new machine ;D
Gorgeous cards Vanessa – thanks for sharing this technique!
Wow Ness! Thats all I can say really 🙂 Oh, and yes I love the emerald one too 😉
Neat, I’d have to say that the green one is my favourite combination, Lachie likes the blue one. Very pretty thx for sharing the method!
Your colour choices are just fantastic. Well done. Loved your use of double ribbon to add that extra pezzazz.
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