Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hand Stamped Sentiments #114 - Black Magic Technique

 This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments, we're pulling out our black magic top hats, putting on the white gloves and pulling a bunny out of our hats....kidding....but we are using Craft White ink, does that count?

Typically you'll see this technique done on black paper, so I decided to switch it up a bit and use Basic Grey. The first color that always comes to mind when I have Grey out is yellow, that obsession started with my friend Pia's grey and yellow wedding, which was STUNNING!!

I started off stamping my bench with Craft White Ink, set it with my heat tool (it turns a bit grey as it dries) and then dabbed on some yellow chalk with a q-tip. When I was satisfied with my coverage, I used the corner of a dry swiffer wipe to rub off the excess chalk. 

I wanted my sentiment more muted, so used my Craft White ink with a Clear Embossing Powder over top for a fun shiny glaze. A bit of daffodil delight pom pom trim and viola, another mailable Birthday card! 

Head on over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments Blog to welcome the new members of our team and view all of the ladies fab black magic creations! We'd love if you'd link up and play along this week!

SU! products used:
Stamp Sets - Happiest Birthday Wishes, Have a Seat
Paper - Basic Grey, Daffodil Delight
Ink - Craft White
Punch - Ticket Corner
Other - Daffodil Delight Pom Pom Trim, Clear Embossing Powder, Stampin' Pastels


Erika Clark said...

Your Pom Pom trim makes me so happy! Very cute card, that bench is always a favorite, it's just waiting for a birthday girl & a buddy to have a seat :)

inkedx2 said...

What a fun card! Great colors.

Diane Vander Galien said...

Your color combo is so pretty!!! Great job with the black magic technique!! I have to try it on the basic grey!!! Diane

Anonymous said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Love the bench image. I love you thought outside the box and used gray. Very pretty color combo!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

I love yellow and gray too! Neat idea to do this on the gray as well! Love it! Now I want to get married all over again and have gray and yellow, lol!

Jenny said...

Very cute! I am your newest follower from the Networking Blog Hop! I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see please follow back :)
Modern Modest Beauty

Lindsey Cazac said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower and co-host of this month's blog hop. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun :) I'm looking forward to getting you know you better!

I ADORE that pompom trim. So fun!