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Monday, August 12, 2013

Technique Tuesday -- Black Magic

Hi Everyone!
These Tuesdays keep flying by! I am back with another technique for Sparkle N Sprinkle that really makes your cards pop.  Even though it is called Black Magic and it looks great on black card stock, other dark card stocks can be used. I used a dark brown on this card and it did very well.

Supplies needed:
  1. dark card stock
  2. white embossing powder   ( I used White Detail EP298 )
  3. solid background stamp   ( I used Brocade Backgrounds set 398 )
  4. Versa Mark ink pad
  5. colored pencils
  6. heat tool
First stamp the background on the card stock using Versa Mark ink . Add white embossing powder and heat set.

Now start coloring over the embossing powder with the colored pencils,  starting with light colors to dark.

Keep layering on colors until the background is totally colored. 

Now you have a beautiful background for your card. How easy is that? I also like the shadow effect it gives.
Thanks so much for taking time to stop by. I hope you enjoy making some backgrounds of your own.


Other Sparkle N Sprinkle products used:
  1. Fancy Butterflies stamp set 437
  2. Autumn Medley glitter G1013


Anne Temple said...

Silly me....I didn't know you could color embossing powder with pencils. This background stamp is gorgeous. Definitely something I want to try.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love this look. Another fabulous idea April. Thanks for sharing with us.

Brenda said...

Another stunning background! I keep forgetting this technique. So many techniques - so little time LOL.

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is stunning April! I love the bright colours against the black :)

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