Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Black Grunge Rock Magic

How about a very cool technique challenge for this week over at Hand Stamped Sentiments?  The Hand Stamped Sentiments #114 challenge is "Black Magic."  It is so easy and fun to see what cool new looks you can come up with.  What are you waiting for?  Stamp up some black magic and share your creation on the Hand Stamped Sentiments site.  I'll be looking for your card :0)

For the technique you will need to stamp with white or a light colored pigment ink on dark cardstock.  Let the image thoroughly dry and then color over the ink with colored pencils.  On my card I used watercolor pencils which I very delicately blended with an Aqua Painter.  Then I added highlights with the Signa White Gel Pen.

The guitar, the "real" seal, and the happy birthday images were all colored using the black magic technique.  You will notice that I didn't worry about covering every speck of the white with my pencils.  I thought it added to the look and feel of the card and I was too lazy to find a pencil sharpener (seriously I'll make any justification to not have to do some things, but really I do like it the way I did it).  To add to my Grunge Rock card I spritzed with Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz and bits of the pink bling from the Blossom Builders kit.  Look close at the embossing and you'll see the tiny pink bling there and on the guitar.

All SUpplies from Stampin' Up!

Stamps - Grunge Rock
Inks - White Craft Pad
Paper - Poppy Parade & Basic Black Card Stocks, Piece of Cake DSP
Accessories - Watercolor Pencils, Blossom Builders, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz, Ivory 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, White Signo Gel Pen

Happy craftin, Elizabeth


  1. It's all in the details, isn't it?!!! I am so WOWed. I'm a sucker for anything Inky :) so I'm loving the spritz and all that wonderful bling. Fantastic!

  2. What an awesome card! Love it.

  3. Very Cute!! Love the great color combo- so pretty!! Great job on the black magic!! Love the layout and perfect accents-love the bling!!! Diane

  4. WOW, your grunge rocker card is pure AWESOMESAUCE!! Love the bits of bling, layering and how you blended the colors together with an aqua pen!

  5. I am in love with this card! Your take on it is so cool and different! I love all the layers too! You rocked this challenge!!!!