Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Of the Earth Black Magic Card

Hi Stampers! Today I fiddled around with the "Black Magic Technique". Black magic is simply stamping your image in white craft ink on black cardstock. Then coloring your image with shimmery water color pencils (Stampin Up Watercolor Pencils worked perfectly). I understand that it requires you to use a white gel pen for accent on your image. I didn't do that...LOL I decided to add my white as faux stitching instead. That probably doesn't count!!!! hehe But that's what I wanted to do, so I guess I morphed the technique a bit.

Give it a try & add your own little twist to it, too. I think that's half the fun of stamping. I can tweek any technique or procedure to suit my own tastes. 100 people can stamp the same image and they will all look different...such fun!!

Have you been enjoying the Olympics? I am really enjoying them this year and I can root for both the USA and Canada and not show any favortism!! hehe Keeps me busy rooting for the two teams. LOL It has been fun, I must admit. I have such respect for the Athletes!!! I get tired just watching them!!

I hope you'll take a minute and leave me a comment. I love to hear what you have to say. Take care everyone and happy stampin!!!



Barb Hardeman said...

Ohhhh! It turned out to be beautiful, Ret. Love that sweet image, and your faux stitching is super. I also love the new picture of you and Abbey together.

Pam said...

That is really pretty, Ret! Tell me more about that technique some time. Hugs!

craftystamper said...

Love the technique. Will try it and see if it turns out as nice as yours.
The Olympians are tiring me as well, but am rooting for the whoever is the best (Canada of course). Sorry, you didn't hear me say that.

Back Porch Stamper said...

A beautiful card, Ret. One of my favorite sets, and the black magic technique is gorgeous with it! You've motivated me to CASE your idea!

Julie said...

Excellent Ret! It's to see you posting again.

Lisa Young said...

Hi Ret, Just popped over from my blog and I have to say you do awesome work!! Love this card. I have this set and haven't used it yet but you have now motivated me to do so!

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Hey that is lovely Ret, nice to see you on a blog! I got here from another blog! wow, love this black magic tech!! always love your cards! Hugs always! G

Cheryl said...

Ret hope all is going well with you! What a wonderful card.

SamieVt said...

Hi Ret,
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to 'get to know me' a bit! There are times living in Vermont feels like you are separated from the 'real world'. When Fall arrives there is no place as beautiful!
I love your blog! You are very talented! I adore your tri-shutter card and would love to give it a try! Perhaps when I have a couple of weeks off between semesters I will give it a go. Right now finals are just around the corner so I'll have to be patient.
Thanks for sharing!

Carol Matthews said...

So pretty! That's the best I've seen!