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.

4 comments:

Julie said...

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

HeyHeyPaula 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. said...

Gorgeous! Simply Gorgeous!
~Angie