Saturday, 5 October 2013

Black Magic

It's hard to believe that it is fall already, however after seeing the temperature which was -3 C this morning you know that summer is gone. Luckily, fall is my favorite season.  There is a special place I like to visit (Fort' Qu'appelle, Saskatchewan)  in the fall because it's so beautiful.

Now to cards, I've always been a big fan of trying new things with all my crafting supplies and this was another one of those cards.  I'd seen the technique for Black Magic and had to give it a try.

The stamp is from Stampendous and is called Peacock Points. It was a Michael's purchase from a long time ago and had not seen any action yet!

Here is the video of where I learnt it from with basic instructions from Splitcoast Stampers below.

  • Black cardstock, or another dark colored cardstock
  • White pigment ink
  • Colored pencils
  • White gel pen
  • Heat embossing tool


  1. Step 1

    Stamp solid image in white craft ink onto black cardstock.
    Other dark cardstock will work as well.
  2. Step 2

    Heat-set image with heat embossing tool.
  3. Step 3

    Color image with colored pencils.
    Keep the lighter colors toward the edges of the image for a more dramatic effect. Start with the darker colors at the base or center of the image and work your way to the outside edge and lighter colors.
  4. Your finished image should look something like this. Don't be afraid to press too hard when coloring with the pencils. The richer the color, the greater the contrast.
  5. Step 4

    Using a white gel pen, accent image with dots, and lines.
  6. Step 5

    Add image to card and embellish as desired.

    Hope you have enjoyed today's card
    Nicole G 

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