Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A little black magic

Happy Tuesday.... here are two cards I made yesterday for the Splitcoast Stampers Technique Challenge - to use a technique called "Black Magic". Here is an excellent tutorial by Wendy Wixler on how to do the "Black Magic" technique.
I really love how both of these cards turned out. The first card I made is the one with the little picket fence. First I stamped Stampin Up Craft white ink onto black card stock. Next I coloured the flowers with Water colour pencil crayons. I used three different shades of yellows and three different shades of orange. Starting with the lightest colour in the middle and then next darkest and darkest at the outer edges of the flowers. I used two different shades of green on the leaves.
Next I punched out the fence (Martha Stewart - border punch), sponged the top of the pickets with Really rust. Matted the image with a textured rust card stock and black. Did a wandering stitching around the edges - using black thread. Punched out the mini butterflies, sponged wings with really rust. Glued butterflies on card and dotted White liquid pearls to wings. Image panel is popped up. Sponged edges of base card.

For the top card - I coloured the flowers using Prisma colour pencil crayons instead of using water colour pencil. I used two different shades of each colour instead of three. Matted image with Burgundy and black card stock. I used the picket fence punch on the top and bottom of the black c/s - you can just see the top of the picket fence showing. I cut a 2" square of burgundy- cut this in half to make the rectangles underneath the image panel. Assembled image panel and sewed edges. Attached the black brads to burgundy triangle. Base card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 white card stock. For the base panel - I cut a 5 1/4" square of houndstooth and polka dot dp. Cut the square in half (triangle) - then using only one triangle of each dp I cut them in 1/2 again (triangle). Placed the 4 triangles onto black card stock and layered a 5 1/4" square piece of vellum over top. Sewed edges. Made the ribbon and bow embellishment - sewed it to base card. Both panels are popped up.

Thanks for stopping in,
Happy stamping and creating,

Hugs - Pat


  1. Gorgeous cards! I love the first card as much as the second..

  2. Your cards are just gorgeous, Pat!! This is a technique I have never tried and I really want to give a shot this weekend! Thanks for sharing these beauties...very inspiring!!