It's Not All Black and White

Monday, April 16, 2007

Black, White and ...

Whew! There was some serious learning curve going on today. I want my Monday feature to be Black, White and ... cards. That would be cards made of black, white and one other color. This is a major stretch for me, but that's why I started blogging. To push myself a little. And it was so worth my while in this particular instance. I tried a technique I've been putting off for quite some time (stamping on transparencies), and I found a use for a product that had me totally baffled (a Marvy paint pen). Today's card uses black, white, and bashful blue.

The How To:

Stamps: SU! Doodle This, Papertrey Ink Paper Tray

Paper: black, white, bashful blue

Ink: Versamark

Other: detail black embossing powder, paint pen, transparency sheet, silver eyelets, black grosgrain ribbon, stickles, paper piercer and template, dimensionals

I stamped my flowers in versamark on the transparency and covered in detail black ep, then repeated the process for the doodles. I've heard this can warp your transparency sheet, but I found it to be pretty minimal. This is where my paint pen comes in.

It's a white Marvy Uchida Extra Fine Opaque paint pen. You can see it here. In my experience, the paint pen does not work on card stock. It's not like a gel pen. The paint pen just sinks into the paper and you can't even see it. But, for transparencies, lovely! I colored all the white areas you see. I was being all careful trying to stay exactly in the lines. No need. I flipped it over to apply some adhesive and realized that this side looks perfect. Lesson learned: color on the back of transparencies. I used a couple dots of Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue which I buy at Target, layered it on bashful blue, then black. I added the eyelets with my cropodile. The "Thank you" is also done in detail black ep. The main image is on dimensionals and I finished it with a bit of piercing, grosgrain ribbon, and star dust stickles.

On another note, I was so happy to see an Honorable Mention for my Papertrey Ink Butterfly Kisses card on Nichole's blog. I've added a link to Papertrey Ink's website to the right. They've now released four stamp sets and each new one sells out more quickly than the last. I LOVE working with their clean, crisp images. Because every part of every image is an individual stamp, they're perfect for any card-making style. Just use as much or as little detail as you'd like. So, I'll post some info on that card tomorrow.


Unknown said...

Congrats on your Honorable Mention! The card is simply gorgeous!!

Hey Hey Paula said...

Beautiful card. I haven't tried stamping on a transparency yet. You've inspired me. TFS

Heidi said...

This is beautiful! And I love the idea of using the paint pen on the transparencies! The Doodle set is a great set to use for that!

Angie Z ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

Gorgeous! Simply Gorgeous!