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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms, Black Ice Technique, 2018 Sale-a-Brations

Today I'm going to share with you a fun technique I found. It's called "Black Ice".  It's very easy to do too!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Gray card stock. On top of that is a 4-3/8" x 3-1/8" piece of Basic Black. Then a 4-1/4" x 3" piece of Whisper White was added to the top of that.  And the silver metal foil sheet was cut 2-13/16" x 3-7/16".  You can cut yours  2-1/4" x 3-1/2" if you don't want to mess with the 1/16" thing but your white won't be showing as much.

First I took my Basic Gray piece and I ran my Basic Black Archival ink pad over it from the top to the bottom, half a side at a time. Then I turned it around 180 degrees and repeated that.

For the foil sheet, I took the same ink pad and did the same thing on it as I did the gray card stock.  Next I stamped the flower from the "Heartfelt Blooms" using the same ink.  You do need to heat set the ink.

Once it's dry, take your VersaMark pad and gently drag it across the whole piece, like you did with the black ink pad.  But you really just want gravity to be the pressure on the ink pad. You don't want it totally covered with VersaMark.  Though it's not a bad thing if it is and I'll explain what you can do  a little further down. Turn it like you did for the black ink.  Then sprinkle clear embossing powder on the entire piece and heat set it. If you happen to cover the entire thing with VersaMark, just don't let it melt into a solid clear, let it melt but let it be blotchy.  It gives the illusion of slush on the "ice".  Anyway, that is what happened to mine. I had also cut my foil paper larger and when I dragged the color from top to bottom and bottom to top I had a nice black edge, like you see on the Basic Gray card stock.  But when I trimmed the card, I lost it and I forgot to add it back on before I worked with the VersaMark.  And of course I didn't have anymore foil paper left!!! Isn't that how it goes?
After taping my image to the Whisper White piece, I added some black glitter ribbon around the bottom part of the white piece and I taped the ends on the back using Scotch tape.

Everything is taped flat, no Dimensionals.

It's a fun technique and I can't wait to play with it again.  After I get some foil paper!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Cheryl Hewak said...

Love this look. I have seen it before, but have never tried it.

Kristi Kelly said...

This is a beautiful technique! Thanks for including the card measurements!