Black Ice – Hottest Paper Crafting Technique

Black ice is the hottest paper crafting technique, literally because a heat gun is used to melt embossing powder for a raised effect. It’s also a popular technique so it is hot in that sense too. Here is my version using the copper foil paper since I did not see any samples using the copper foil.

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This photo shows a side by side of the copper foil that has had the black ice technique applied on the left side. It is shimmery and looks like a layer of lake ice has been applied. The right side is as the copper foil appears directly out of a new package. It is smooth and shiny.

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The embossing powder is very fine so a containment system is needed. I use some scrap copy paper as shown in the video below. To protect my work surface, I use a desk blotter and recycle the top sheet after using embossing powder because the fine particles tend to scatter. Even with the huge desk blotter, I managed to dump some on my table:( I picked up what I could to put back in the container. The embossing powder has very small particles so a little goes a long way.

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Supplies used to create this hand stamped greeting card…

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To see how to recreate the black ice technique, watch my Youtube video:

All supplies can be ordered at my online store by clicking here.

dimensions of the layered pieces:

Pick a Pattern designer series paper 3×4 inches, item # 144163

Crumb Cake mat 2 13/16 x 3 14/16 inches, item #120953

Copper Foil 2 11/16 x 3 12/16 inches, item # 142020

about 3 1/2 inches very vanilla 1/2 inch lace ribbon, item #141672

about 8 inches basic black bakers twine, item #134576

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Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

CASEing the Blog Hop Design 3

I participated and helped coordinate a Sale-A-Bration 2018 Blog Hop that was posted last week. If you missed it, click here to hop along.

I got the idea to CASE the designs shared on the other blogs. I am CASEing Emilie Poncelet today. Click here to see her design. She used pacific point, emerald envy and crushed curry to accent her peacock. I was drawn to this color combination too.

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I made some substitutions based on what I had on hand, swapping out the Sale-A-Bration Beautiful Peacock stamp set for Touches of Texture. I needed to add color to my focal point so used the emerald envy marker to highlight the stamens.

To draw the eye to the focal point, I added the gold mini tinsel trim wrapped around a 2 x 5.5 inch piece of Pick a Pattern designer series paper. To further accentuate the focal point, I inked the longest stamp from Touches of Texture with crushed curry ink and applied towards the bottom of the dsp.

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Emilie had scattered the three ink colors towards the edges of her card with smaller, assorted sized, stamp images. Touches of texture does not have an assorted smaller size option so I stamped the smaller flower 4 times which draws the eye across the card and invites the reader to open the card.

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The card needed a little more color so I reached for a sponge dauber to add crushed curry ink around the focal point and also the top and bottom of the card. Interestingly enough, when I consulted Emilie’s post after I was all done designing, I noticed she used a sponge dauber too but in a different way. She added ink directly to the plume stamp.

Hope you are enjoying my CASEing the Blog Hop! Check back tomorrow for another CASE. Thanks for stopping by!

You can order all of these products and check out the Sale-A-Bration brochure at my online store here.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley