Welcome to another edition of the Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop. This month we welcome Sue Plote our Guest Designer for the Blog Hop. If you have hopped you way over from the Lovely Siobhan’s blog welcome!
This month’s theme is Black. Now I am not a fan of black, it has it’s place of course but if there was a choice between a colour and black, I’d always choose a colour! Having said that, I enjoy a challenge and I decided it was a great opportunity to try the Black Ice technique that I had heard about but had not tried myself yet.
This is the card I decided to make….
To achieve this look, I took some silver foil and my black archival ink pad, I tried to gently swipe the foil with the black ink once I secured the foil in place with a small piece of double sided tape. It is important to use the tape on the back of the foil to anchor your foil sheet so that it does not slide around while you swipe over the top gently with the black ink. Once I was reasonably happy with the background, I then over stamped the nature scene using the Waterfront stamp set.
I then left my stamped scene to dry. Afterwards I swiped my versamark stamp pad over the top of the stamped image and then covered it completely with clear embossing powder. I grabbed my heat tool to heat emboss and wow did this project then come to life! It’s hard to show in the photos but this card is not only fun to make but I bet fun to receive.
This type of card would be a great masculine card, thinking of you, friend as I have used here, endless possibilities!
As this was my first time using the black ice technique, I know there is room for improvement but I kind of like the way this card looks. I can’t wait to experiment with some other stamp sets!
Next up on the hop is my creative friend Narelle, can’t wait to see what she has made. Click on the next button to hop through to her blog.
Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy your weekend.