Hello and happy Thursday, everyone! Hope you are having a great week so far!
It’s TaeEun with my second The Ton post today. First of all I want to say thank you everyone for the warm welcome and encouraging comments on my first post. It was so thoughtful of you all.
For today’s cards I used a technique called “black magic”. It is a kind of coloring technique on black with the help of white pigment ink. Some crafters use bright colors to color directly on black for this technique but I like the version of coloring in white stamped solid images on black paper.
I’ve chosen the solid peonies from our Wild Peonies stamp set, which includes 4 peonies and some leaves in solid form as well as in outlines.
To make my first card I started off by stamping the big solid peony from Wild Peonies using Hampton White Pigment ink as the center of my peony cluster on a black cardstock. I then added the next peonies and leaves after masking previously stamped ones and at the end the fox from the Hey Foxy stamp set surrounded by the peonies. Coloring was done with Polychromos colored pencils for the peonies and with stardust and silver gel pens on the fox. I traced the outlines using black glaze pen to fix my coloring flaws :).
Here is the close-up!
To brighten the entire card I wanted to add some silver glitter. I used silver glitter tape from the Glitter sampler pack to adorn the side borders and Silver adhesive glitter paper for my sentiment. To make the double fishtail banner I adhered the Silver adhesive glitter paper on a piece of white cardstock and cut it out. At first I tried to stamp a sentiment on that, but even an alcohol based ink couldn’t achieve what I wanted. So I wrote the sentiment by hand using a black glaze pen on the banner. I added some silver thread at both ends of the banner and foam mounted it onto the card. To finish off I scattered a few Black glossy sequins.
Do you like shaker cards? I like them but actually make them not that often. This time as I had the fussy cut black magic peonies in hand I thought it would make a beautiful frame for a shaker window. So I cut a circle out from a black A2 panel, adhered a piece of clear acetate on the back of the panel and arranged the peonies, leaves and the fox on the front. The background for the shaker window was made using the circle which I cut out. I stamped the Minor stripes on the circle using an embossing ink and heat embossed it in silver. I then placed the circle on the card base, adhered adhesive foams and scattered some Black glossy sequins and Spotlight couture mix to make my shaker element. The sentiment from the Basic lables stamp set was silver heat embossed on a scrap of black cardstock. To finish off the card I added a silver faux stitch line along the circle for more interest.
I added lots of clear glitter on my images which isn’t showing up so well in the picture.
That’s it for today! Hope you enjoyed my black magic projects!
Thanks for stopping by!