Monday 17 December 2018

Black Ice Steampunk Clock

Hi everyone.  Here is my second card this month as a Guest Designer over at Chocolate Baroque, and with a masculine card using a technique called Black Ice and stamps from the set Steampunkery.

Basically you start with gold or silver card and brush your Black Archival ink pad over it very lightly angling it so that the edges catch the black ink and there is a little brushed across the face of the card, working in one direction, and then turning and sweeping it back across in the opposite direction.  I again used the Black Archival ink to stamp the image and some of the words.   I used a stamp positioner for this as it helps to get a good crisp outline on this shiny surface, otherwise with a steady hand and a straight down and up technique holding the card still as you lift is the way to go, plus perhaps talc or something similar brushed on to the surface helps to stop the stamp from slipping on contact.  When dry I swept the Versamark ink across very lightly just letting the weight of the pad do the work.  I then heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder, which has given it this shiny icy look with a slightly uneven surface as the Clear EP does not entirely cover it.

I then cut the background piece from white card and dry embossed it using an Xcut Embossing Folder called Galvanised Steel.  I ran it through twice to extend it.  I then used some Gold Mica Powder with a wet paint brush around the edges and then added some Hickory Smoke Distress Ink applied with a blending tool to darken and dull it down just a little.

To finish I added a gold on black narrow banner with the sentiment heat embossed using WOW Gold Metallic EP.  When putting the card together I decided to add a piece of foam to the back of the topper to give it some dimension.

I will be back over on the Design Team Blog again next week with my last card for this month.  Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.


Kathyk said...

I DO love the black ice technique and it works great with steampunk, Pat - lovely images you've used for your card

Happy Monday to you and Merry Christmas too


Ros Crawford said...

You got a great result with that technique and a perfect choice of stamps here Pat... Wishing you a beautiful week!

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning cards Pat, love the images and your layout. It's a fabulous technique that I've been meaning to try, thank you for the inspiration and instructions, Kate x x

Christine Alexander said...

Pat, I love your masculine card, the black ice technique is perfect for your steam punk images :)

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is a fabulous card Pat and I have to admit that until I’ve just seen a card by Kate using this technique, I’d never even heard of it. It leaves a great effect and is something that I’ll be trying out when I have more time. Great colours and I love the embossing folder that you’ve used too. It’s a superb masculine card. I would just like to take this opportunity Pat to thank you for your many visits and for the very kind and generous comments that you’ve left on my blog this year. All of your comments are very much appreciated as I know that time is often very precious, so thank you. Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and the best of everything in 2019. Crafty Christmas hugs, Sandra x

Liz said...

Brilliant masculine card, Pat, I love the design. I've never heard of this technique before but the result is so effective. xx

TaeEun said...

What a gorgeous masculine card, Pat! The Black Ice technique is completely new to me and the achieved look with that is really stunning! Thank you so much for your lovely comments and wishes you left on my blog! Wishing you a happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year! Hugs, TaeEun <3