Monday, January 29, 2018

"Black Ice" with Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set

I'm so excited to share today's project which features the Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set and a brand NEW Technique I call "Black Ice". This super fun technique was something I developed in collaboration with my, super creative, amazing, 88 year old mom, when she was visiting at Christmas time.

This card has inspired so many fun variations and I can't wait to share. In fact, I'm sharing a "Black Ice" project with my clubs in January and with my NEW Online Stamp Club in February! You'll find more club related details ahead just in case you're interested. So on to todays project...

Check out this card! I just love it and hope you do too!

The focal piece was actually one or our "reject" pieces as it doesn't really show the true Black Ice in it's best form, but it's still pretty darn beautiful if you ask me.

A silver foil sheet was used both for the background and the focal piece. The steps are quite easy and simple. Here are the basic steps:

  • Use the direct to paper technique with a Black Archival ink pad, on a piece of silver foil to create black linear streaks.
  • Stamp images in Black Archival ink as desired and dry using a heat tool.
  • Use the direct to paper technique with a Versamark pad, on the silver foil to create invisible linear streaks. A very light touch is crucial here to get the best result.
  • With a spoon, pour Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder over the the silver foil, tap off the excess and heat with a heat tool to melt the embossing powder.
If you look at the background piece in this next photo you'll see what I consider to be the "true" black ice look. It actually looks like little icy droplets in broken lines. It is so pretty in person!

You can see the "Black Ice" even better in this next photo.

I hope you enjoyed todays project and will check back soon to see more fun variations on this technique. Early in February I will be sharing a video tutorial featuring this technique. This video tutorial will show the project being made by my inperson and online clubs. Club members will get project kits in the mail plus a PDF with other helpful information plus hostess benefits once during the club cycle. To learn more about my NEW Online Stamp Club you'll find the details ahead.

A video tutorial is now available for the "Black Ice" technique! Click HERE to see my post with the video. Click HERE to check out my YouTube channel and subscribe, so you won't miss a thing!

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Thanks so much for spending some time with me today! Have a great day and...

Happy Crafting!

Melissa :-)

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That is beautiful, I can not wait to try it.

Posted by joyce on February 03, 2018 at 09:59 PM #

Love the technique! The card is beautiful.

Posted by Maria Daubert on February 06, 2018 at 04:14 PM #

Thanks for sharing this. I did not make it to the quarterly meeting and have been curious how you did it. It does look amazing.

Posted by Kathy Svedberg on February 11, 2018 at 10:12 PM #

Love this technique! Never heard of it before and the cards are just beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Diane Brubaker on March 02, 2018 at 05:15 PM #

I agree, its just beautiful. Would love to have the measurements of each layer though. Going to try this technique as soon as I can get some silver foil paper. It must be ordered--none on hand. Have the lovely as a tree set, also the heartfelt blooms set is on its way. Just ordered it a few days ago. Keep showing things like this. Love it.

Posted by tarmara79 on March 30, 2018 at 04:55 PM #

Beautiful card and a fabulous technique! Many thanks:-) Sunshine.

Posted by Sunshine on July 04, 2018 at 06:32 PM #

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