Thursday, March 10, 2011

Black Magic

I made the cards below using the technique called Black Magic. It is a fun technique and it gives you beautiful results. For those of you out there that like coloring with your (watercolor) pencils,this one is for you!

This Friday I am having a class on this technique. The ladies will be making the yellow card. Some of them have seen the card and as soon as they did one said I'll be at that class...and she will be!

Today I made the pink card. I wanted to show how you can use primarily one color for the flowers or you can use many colors. Although it is the same stamp, using the different colors and putting them side by side like in the picture I think you get such a different look.

For the yellow flower card I used So Saffron, Tangerine Tango and Black card stock. The ink was stazon black for the sentiment and White craft ink for the flowers. I heat set the flowers and then colored the image with my watercolor pencils.

Now for the multicolor flower card I used Pretty in Pink,Whisper White and Black card stock.The inks were the same as with the other card along with the watercolor pencils. I used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and Pretty in Pink and Black grosgrain ribbon on the card also. I also used Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz on the black cs after I colored the flowers. You can see it better in the picture at the bottom. I wanted to add alittle something,but nothing too much or that would take away from the technique. The Smooch Spritz was just what it needed.

Hope you like the cards and give the Black Magic technique a try if you haven't already!

Happy crafting,

Gail

9 comments:

Andrea said...

Oh, these are beautiful!! Never heard of this technique-it looks amazing. I'm not very good at techniques, so sadly tend not to try them. I would take this class!! :)

Cheryl said...

This are gorgeous! I really need to try this technique

Anne Marie said...

Gail, I was just talking about this technique yesterday with some stamping friends. I have been wanting to try it! These are gorgeous and the technique is perfect for this set. The Smooch is a beautiful addition to the second card. Wow! Very pretty! :)

whoistracy said...

These are gorgeous Gail! Love the blue & orange combo, it's so lovely.

Jackie said...

I love that technique & your cards came out great! I hope they had fun making these & TFS!!!!!

Cindy said...

Gail, these are absolutely beautiful!! I've never heard of that technique!! Maybe I will give it a try!!!

Shazsilverwolf said...

Oh Wow! Heck, now that's ANOTHER technique I need to try! Too many techniques, to little time, lol.

Fiona said...

Gorgeous cards - amazing how different they look with different colour schemes. Now I must go and find out about this technique.......

MiamiKel said...

Gail, this is absolutely breathtaking! Such a neat technique, I would be scared to try this but you have made this so tempting :) Fabulous!

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