The photos of today’s card has been sitting in my on my computer since early February waiting for me to post, I have two “really special” birthday cards for fellow Stampers who are also two of my favourite people, one is Mum (pop over to Stamping Barb) and the second is my little stamping bestie Marelle Taylor (visit Marelle). Marelle is a February baby, I start thing about her card January and that kid is clever so I always want to show her something new or wow. I decided I would so step up the Black Ice technique, I first saw Melissa Kerman present this technique, I have no idea who developed it! If you know please drop me a comment, I have looked far and wide on the interwebs and found nothing!
I have seen loads of cards using this embossing and distressing technique, but nothing with colour. That had my tiny brain thinking, how can I can wow Marelle and that was when I started playing with adding Stampin’ Blends to the mix, the problem I had was to stamp on Metallic cardstock you need to use StazOn, which does not mix well with Blends. After a lot of playing around I worked it out and being the super helpful stamper that I am, I prepared a “short” 13-minute video for you, which you can see after looking at my photos. Just keep scrolling.
The stamp set I have used is called Graceful Garden and so easy to overlook, I mean I ordered it just for the background image. The Rose is very pretty, I just felt the weight of the stroke is too heavy, the curse of being a graphic designer/illustrator I have a critical eye! Anyway, now have used the Rose, I love it.
I used Stampin’ Blends in Rich Razzleberry light and dark plus Blackberry Bliss in dark only. Just to show the detail of the colouring, I have added this image zoomed right in. See how the colour pools, I just love the effect! Yes, the colouring outside the lines was planned.
Inside the card, I had a flower remaining for all my test ‘runs’ which I fussy cut for the inside. Along to the bottom, I have added more black Gingham paper with twine.
Now you can see the video. PLEASE, if you like the video can you click over to YouTube and give me a thumbs up. The increases the chances of my making more YouTube clips in the future.