BIG CARDS – Ace of Clubs

IMPORTANT NOTE:  This post now has the same technique using 4 different methods to get the BLACK.  There is also a PDF of the long post you can download.

and I would sure love a comment that would tell me where on Facebook this is linked! I’ve had 500 hits in the last few days and I have no idea why.  Wordpress stats just don’t tell me and I am SO curious 🙂

NOTE:  Yes, I DID re-photo the card once I changed the card to the KING, as it should have been.  You can see that here.

I am maniacally busy today with CyberCrop stuff for UKS but I wanted to add this BIG CARD.  If I miss a week I’ll throw off the whole year of experiments!

Ace of Clubs, so back to black from red.  There is a technique I recall reading about, although I forget the name of it (maybe Black Magic?) where you do something or another with coloured ink then cover it with black in, then wipe the black away.  LOL!  That sound really specific and informative, doesn’t it?  I just didn’t have time to research it so I kinda sorta winged it.

I smudged on Distress ink, where I knew I would be doing some stamping and embossing. I used Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feather. I then dries it, stamped over with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Then I covered the entire piece with black acrylic paint, not ink. I used a bit of CutNDry foam so it was pretty smooth. You can see the embossing under the paint.

With a slightly damp baby wipe, I burnished off the paint from the embossing.  It did remove a bit from the paper as well, but that gave it a grungy look, so that was OK with me.

Now you can leave it as is, or go over it with some Black Soot DI to fill in the grungy areas, so you get the deep black of the paint, and the lighter black of the ink. See the off-shoot at the left?  It’s most clear there.

A few bottle cap circles and credit card lines, then I cut the letters and inked them with the Peacock Feather ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder too.

I really love the black & blue colours.  It looks really stark but deep as well IRL.

Now, DD is home and wanting Mom for a pre-arranged “date” so I’m off…..