Black Magic Wild Peonies

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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I added lots of clear glitter on my images which isn’t showing up so well in the picture.

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That’s it for today! Hope you enjoyed my black magic projects!

Thanks for stopping by!

TaeEun

 

Video: Ombre Fabulous Day

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Hey, everyone! I’m back with a glittery card and video today created with our Bokeh Burst Star stamp set.

I started off by heat embossing the star stamp with some gold glitter embossing powder on an A2 sized panel.  Then I cut out the white area inside the star with my craft knife.  Next I took a side folding cardbase and blended the ombre background using our Red Sangria Hybrid, Coralline Hybrid and Beach Blondie Dye inks.  I clear heat embossed the ombre background to give it a bit of shine.

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Next I die cut the Fabulous sentiment on some Glossy Fine Gold Adhesive Paper and black cardstock.  I layered the two together with the glitter paper over the black but I made sure to offset the die cuts so that the black would show a bit under the gold.  Then I adhered the Fabulous word die over the star window.

To finish the sentiment, I stamped the Have A and Day (from our Basic Labels) on separate cardstock with our Noir Dye Ink.  After I stamped them, I clear heat embossed them as well to give it a similar shine as my ombre background.  Next, I fussy cut the labels and popped them up onto my star panel.

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Then I adhered two strips of the Glossy Fine Gold Adhesive Paper onto the edges of my cardbase.  Next, I popped up my star panel onto the base with some additional foam tape. Lastly, I added some shiny Glossy Black Sequins to finish off the card.

I love the ombre look  behind that bokeh burst!  I had this design on my mind for a while now.  This particular design was easiest to execute with the Bokeh Star stamp than the Bokeh Round or Heart sets.

I hope you liked today’s card and video!  I’ll see you next time!

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Video: Glittered Dresses and One Layer Roses

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Hello, everyone!  I’m back today with a two cards and two videos!  For my first set of cards, I used our Haute Wedding Dress stamp set and a ton of glitter.  I am totally casing Ruby’s Anniversary Blog Hop cards where she made some pretty spectacular cards with this set using glitter.  I wanted to case her cards using our Adhesive Glitter Paper and some fine glitter dust.

I started off by stamping my 3 1/2 by 5 1/2 panel with the Haute Wedding Dress in Caviar Hybrid ink.  Then I stamped the dress onto some copy paper and then fussy cut the dress.  Next I used my cut-out dress as my guide when to cut out the dress shape using my silver glitter adhesive paper.  Next, I colored in my girl with some E00 and E79. After I finished my coloring, I adhered the silver dress over my stamped image on my panel.

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Next, I die cut our Fabulous Word die on some heavy weight 110 pound black cardstock.  Next I adhered the die cut over our dress and stamped the simple Hello sentiment right over the die cut with our Noir Dye ink.  Next I trimmed our stamped panel about half of a 1/4 of an inch.  Then I trimmed a black strip of cardstock and adhered this onto our top folding 3 1/2 by 5 1/2 cardbase.  I adhered a thin strip of silver glitter tape partially over the black strip on our cardbase. Lastly, I adhered the stamped panel onto the cardbase to finish off the card!

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I created the same card using each of the colors that our Glitter Paper comes in – Blue, Purple, Red, Gold and Silver.  Our Glitter Paper also comes in a convenient Mixed pack if you want to sample the different colors.

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I show you how I made this glitter dress card in the same video. Again, this fabulous card was inspired by the talented Ruby!  I used the same cut out dress guide that I made for the above cards to cut out the dress shape of a double sided Scor Tape sheet.  I had a colored stamped panel of the dress and adhered the adhesive onto the stamped image.  After I spooned on some of the fine glitter, I placed the panel in between a folded piece of copy paper.  Then I burnished the glitter into the adhesive really well with my bone folder. Then I proceeded to make the same card as the above cards!

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For my second card and video for the day, I used our Fresh Cut Roses layering stamp set.  Instead of layering the stamps together, I used individual layers to create a simple and quick card.

I started off with a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 A2 card panel.  I stamped our panel with the rose stamp with our Grand Fuchsia Dye ink (any of the first layers of roses from this set will do for these cards).  Next I created a mask for the rose using some copy paper and adhesive.  I adhered the mask onto our stamped panel and proceeded to stamp the individual leaf stamps over the mask using our Hot Tourmaline Dye ink.  Next I stamped the sentiment from the same set with our Noir Dye ink.

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Next, I used put down some pink glitter tape on the sides of my A2 side folding cardbase.  Lastly, I trimmed my stamped panel about a 1/4 inch on each side and adhered the panel onto the cardbase.

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I mass produced the same design and used all the different rolls of glitter and foil tapes from our Sampler Packs.  These card were super simple and fun to make.  The first layer (most solid) stamps in our Fresh Cut Roses set have some negative space in them so it already has a built in, extra layer!  So although it is a layering set, our Fresh Cut Roses do not have to be layered to get a gorgeous floral layout.

That’s all for today!  Thanks for stopping by and watching my videos!  We have a special post for you coming on Saturday so make sure you stop by this weekend!

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