Saturday, August 9, 2014

Putting Color On Black Cardstock



These two are cased from Jillstamps.



This one is mine.  I really love how this turned out.  It has a vintage look plus the color really pops.  You could put any sentiment on this.  Hmmmmmm, I am thinking of Merry Christmas.  This just might be the first Christmas card of the year.  So simple to do, here is how.......

1.  Use your embossing buddy.  So important.  Often I forget this and regret it.  It takes all oils off your card and allows the embossing only where you want it.  Worth the step.


2.  Use either white craft ink or VersaMark.  Stamp your image.  Use white embossing powder, with you heating tool, emboss your image.

3.  Now the secret!  Use stampin Up! white chalk marker.  Color image inside of the embossed stamp.  Give a few minutes to dry and then color with our Stampin Write Markers.


4. For my card, I used Old Olive and Real Red.

5.  Take a Q-tip, cotton ball or paper towel and rub off some of the ink.  This will blend the colors and take off the color that is sitting on top of the embossing.

The flowers are from our retired mini punches, but you could use Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  I cut out the #3 Labels collection (counting from the smallest to the largest) on the card base and popped it up with dimensionals.

So what do you think?

Here are the supplies I used: