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.