Friday, 1 November 2013

Black Magic

 Morning all!  Today's card showcases a fun technique called "Black Magic."  You need to start with a piece of black card and use a silhouette type of stamp.  I have picked the "Let Your Soul Sing" set by Justrite stamps for this.  Using the large branch, ink it with a Snowcap Adirondack pigment ink pad and stamp it on your black card.  I stamped it twice, leaving an area for my sentiment to be placed later on.  Now, you just need to colour over your stamped image using pencils, but the white base gives you a cool chalky look.  You will colour in the image so you can no longer see the original white ink stamped portion.  I coloured the flowers with a pink pencil and used some yellow in the centres, then lined the branches and leaves in green.  Next you use a white gel pen to go around the image to make it pop.  I lined all the flowers, but decided to leave white dots along the branches and leaves for interest.  I stamped my sentiment (Justrite)on black card using a clear perfect medium pad, then heat embossed it with white powder.  I cut it out with the oval die from Vintage Labels Four by Justrite and inked through the die with my Snow cap ink before removing it.  I cut a larger white oval (from Vintage Labels Four) on which to mat it and added it with foam pieces to my card.  I finished the card by adding three flatback pearls to the upper corner, then my double white pierced matting layers.  It is a really relaxing technique if you enjoy colouring and the results are so pretty in person!  Hope you like it.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" in size.








153 comments:

Pam said...

Love this one, so different.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love this card, and the technique is going to be tried out over the weekend. It looks stunning! Have a great weekend. Take care.

Pearl said...

What a fantastic card today Sue, I love it when you do rubber stamping. This card would cheer me up up if I was ill!

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a beautiful card love the rubber stamps thank you Tracy w x

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
Well you've done it once again I really love the Black Card this morning, I love how you have used the White Gel Pen to make it pop I love to Colour so this is my kind of Card and I really Love it when you change your style occasionally showing us different techniques your a star!
Love from Sam x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
the card is really dainty, I was only thinking yesterday about doing a black card then you come up with this gem. Thank you take care Kitty

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
So different and so elegant! I love it. More ideas to try out!
Best wishes
Anne O

snowqueen62 said...

Morning Sue. This is a really pretty card, I love the technique you've used. A definite 'must try'.
Hugs Sue x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Amazing - this card looks stunning and a technique to add to the must do list..
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Rosie said...

A very different and pretty card. I have the stamp set - must now try the technique.

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

This is stunning, so different, great technique, more stuff to add to my wish list lol! It gets longer by the day!

Have a great weekend, give out love to your Mom, hope she is well?

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a great technique another one to try thanks.
Hugs
Heather T

englishrose897 said...

Lovely card this morning Sue. Have a great day. Sally

Anne Crawford said...

Pretty card, not sure about the black for a get well card but could use plum or navy to get similar effect.

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is certainly a different card from what you normally do. I admit, first I just looked anf thought what??? But then I went through it all again and I like it more and more for each time I look at it, so guess, I just need to give it a chance to sink into my eyes for real ha ha ha. Now I actually really like it.

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
This is a fun technique I,think I would like to try. Great card. Happy Friday.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
When I first saw today's gift I thought 'this isn't for me' but while I was reading the directions it grew and grew.
It is a little out of the box but not too much. Love the colours and the format is a simple one for us to follow.
Janet x

Jazzy lady said...

Good morning Sue,
Thank you for showing us yet another technique. I'll need to put some of the things on my wish list as this is such an eye-catching card.
Love, Karen

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Really do like this one. The branch is gorgeous and the flowers really do pop out with the white around them. I love colouring in - it is so relaxing, so I will definitely be giving this one a go. Thanks Sue.

Jane M said...

Great card, again!
The trouble with reading your blog is that it gives me more ideas than I have time to try out.

Thanks for my prize. I will put the stamps to good use.

Lynda said...

Nice one Sue, thanks.

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, today's card is lovely! I will never be afraid to use black card again! Jo x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely and different card, great technique to try out, love the simplicity of the card. Bx

Heather Rogers said...

I agree with Jane M. I almost want to say stop I need to catch up! LOL! I love this one Sue as I love sitting in front of the tele of an evening and colouring things ready for use so this is right up my street!!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Annie said...

Love this card, Sue, very different and so effective. Hope you are relaxing in FL and having a good time being with your lovely Mom. xx

Marleine said...

Hi Sue,

Amazing card and technique. X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow this is different and so striking! Love it! Love Jean xxx

Christine Harrop said...

A different card than we are used to from you but lovely. Christine x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Im not a colouring gal myself but can appreciate when its done beautifully, like here.
Have a great day.
Ang x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue such a pretty card and perfect sentiment x

amy richards said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card its so pretty even in the dark card. What a great technique.
Crafty hugs
Amy xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous and another fab technique to try. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Eemeli said...

Fabulous one! I just did myself a black Christmas card with silver embossing yesterday so I am totally in mood for this kind of creations now :)

Hugs,
Eemeli

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very different card from you today but it is beautiful.
YvonneMayxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love this one.
What a beautiful effect.
Veronique L

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I very different card but very interesting. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Great card what a lovely techniique xx

TDQ Karen said...

Great card what a lovely techniique xx

Rachel Taylor said...

Very nice card
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue X different.
Have a nice weekend and happy crafting

petula said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, the white makes it truly pop, lovely.
Luv Pet x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is different and gorgeous too, very oriental feel, love the technique

Joan D said...

What a fabulous technique , stunning card xx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
I like this card, I will have to give this technique a go. I'm not sure about giving a black get well card, but I'm sure it could be used for many other occasions.
Gail C x

karenlotty said...

This is stunning

Anonymous said...

GM Sue -never seen or heard of this techique before so it's new to me - my initial reaction is 'not for for me', but it could grow on me. I am not a great fan of oriental style so perhaps that partly why also?... Will keep looking at it. Very different though.
Rgs
Clare W

Carol Clarke said...

MOrning Sue
WOW, what a beautiful and eye popping card, just love the technique. It is really stunning.
Hugs
Carol x

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
COOOOOOOL! I LOVE IT.
And I know just who to do it for - it'll be next but one card.
Completely unexpected, I might add. You are a lady of many talents and no end of surprises.
Hugs, Rose

TOB said...

Love this technique looks so clean and crisp. hugs x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, wow lovely card n thought this is a different card for Sue Wilson. You give us so many lovely and different cards to choose from. Not complaining but hard to choose what to do. Keep them coming Sue, you are so so talented.

Love June
xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A really different style card today, love the technique you have used on the flowers and leaves, it's very eye catching. Would look good in other colours too. Love it.
Lydia
X





Clair Hughes said...

Beautiful card...although I'm loving everything which includes black card at the moment. This one is fab!
Clair xxx

Debs A said...

Morning Sue what a beautiful card i love it. I like the stamp that you have use. I would never have thought of using a white gel pen to go around the edges but it looks great. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
What a lovely card and so good having the pop of colour. It reminds me of my grandmothers cherry blossom tree at full bloom. I now know why you need black card in your stash of paper as it just shows up what is on it lovely.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

nannapat said...

Love this technique Sue, your card is absolutely beautiful. Pat x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

I love it when you throw something different into the mix - a fabulous looking card. Loved the latest video by the way! Thanks for sharing this with us today and hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Thank you for yesterdays Video.... I am
really enjoying them!
I bought today's stamp a while ago, and as usual ...use it for a week or so , then put it away...now I have seen it used on Black card I must get it out (lol)
Love the effect Sue!
LoveMarg

Anonymous said...

Different.....in a nice way. Thanks Sue. Mabex

Laura O said...

lovely card ,really changes the look of colouring pencils.Got a chance to look at your videos last night (all of them)FANTASTIC each and every one really enjoyed then keep it up .Laura O

Marion said...

Hi Sue great technique but would use a differant colour for a get well card .
Marion H

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I have never tried this technique before but will give it a try this is a beautiful card. Have a great weekend and give my love to your special Mom.

Love Rosemarie xx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Well I don't like black cards but I really love this one it is absolutely fabulous you have won me over! I love the flowers and the calmness that this card shows.
Margaret corgi owner

sarah hyett said...

Wow a fantastic card love this one. Must try this technique out. Sarah h

sarah hyett said...

Wow a fantastic card love this one. Must try this technique out. Sarah h

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Wow, what a beautiful effect this technique gives, another 'must try', gorgeous card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card. I love colouring in too. It is very peaceful and I must try this technique. Xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly

Mac Mable said...

Very pretty card even though I am not a colour in person, would love to receive it x

Ann said...


Hi Sue
Gorgeous card Sue love this one its so pretty. now we will all be looking for the adirondack white ink pad.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Love it and love your technique. Stamping is my favourite thing and wouldnt have thought of doing that.
Audrey x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Super card.
Great technique, step up from the chalk board technique that's been around over the summer.
Donna Jones

Sandybee said...

I've never tried this technique but I do like the look of it Sue

xx Sandra

Joanne K said...

Hi lovely card today. I recently purchased a snow cap Ink pad and just love it. It gives a great effect but very subtle. Kind regards Joanne K x

Sonia Jones said...

This is stunning. I love it. Hugs Sonia x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, A very different style today , I have the stamps but no snowcap ink pad so will have to compromise , thinking could I do it using small poinsettia flowers for a Christmas design card . Will give it a try, lovely .
Hugs
Jean D

hollyberry said...

So very different and so pretty.Love this technique,thank you.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Great card, I don't stamp but I do have some dies of branches and flowers will have to get them out and have a go.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovey card quite different from usual. Take care, Jess xx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Very different. It's good to use different techniques.
Love Val x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty.
Beverley W

gwen70 said...

Really love this card Sue

Cee Bee said...

Another new idea Sue I love it.
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Jean Z said...

Love the card Sue so different love Jean Z xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Love it Sue, very different and striking, what a great technique, will defiantly give this one a go.. xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, love the black magic technique, at first glance this card immediately reminded me of oriental designs-I must try this! x

Jean Johnston said...

Different and delightful.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

What a beautiful card , a different style and technique for you { you are so talented } Thank you for sharing .

Elaine H X

hotpotato said...

love how you've made this card.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card and technique, must try this one as its very effective. Emma

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a really stunning card
very unusual and elegant the black
make the colours stand out beautifully.
Nancyd xx

SerenePolly said...

HI Sue

What a stunning card. I just love this approach and again one that will suit all sorts of occasions!

Take care.

Christine

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Such a dramatic, eye catching card.
Erica x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, my 1st attempt at adding my comment to your wonderful blog so I hope it works ! If only I had a small amount if your talant id be extatic ! Your cards are second to non and you give so much inspiration to all your followers. This card is beautiful and yet again makes me long for all vard and tools required to make such a wonderful piece of work. Im just trying to save for a machine to cut A4 as my BS limits me size wise so much, then time to save for more SB and JR dies and stamps. In the meantime i'll just oooo and arrrr over the cards you add, and look forward to watching you again next time you are on Cc.

Hilary Smith said...

Hi Sue,
what a great card, going to try this technique later,thanks for the inspiration,
Hugs
Hilary x

SusanP, Kent said...

I like this technique showing a different way to colour a stamped image. The card is so pretty and couldn't fail to cheer up anyone who's under the weather.
Sue

Meg said...

I've made cards using acrylic paints which gives this effect.
I do like the card but not sure Get Well is the sentiment I would use.

Margaret O
xxx

Nicky Chamallow said...

J'aime beaucoup cette carte très reposante, et laissant les crayons remplacer les matrices - le rendu avec le stylo gel est plaisant
j'adore la finesse de cette carte
merci pour le partage et l'inspiration que chaque jour vous nous offrez ! amitiés de France
Nicky

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. It's elegant with an oriental look. Reminds me of the pattern on my little back Chinese jewellery box I have had since the late 50's.

Debra Kenworthy said...

Stunning card. Love the technique you've used, I always wondered how that was done. Thanks. Debra x

Jennifer Swandells said...

I have never saw this technique done before and it looks so lovely. Hugs, Jen x
Krafty Keepsakes

Suebak said...

I purchased the Let Your Soul Sing stamp set following your C&C show. Love its simplicity.
Susan x

kimberley said...

really like the different look to this card -must try to get that inkpad,take care,x.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! This card is gorgeous !! What a fabulous technique !! Your card is so pretty. It is an absolute must try. I do not have a white ink pad as I have never thought to use one before !! I must get one. I love this stamp set to. A truly stunning card Sue, and once you know how to do it it does not look to difficult to make. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait for your next video. I really hope these videos never come to an end. I feel like I am living "the crafters dream" right now !! Have lots of crafting fun.
Love Tres x x x

CraftyJo said...

Very nice, I can see a lot of possibilities in this technique :)

Cardgenie said...

Sue, very different from your normal style, but very striking. Jean.x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Love this technique. It really does look like chalk.A stunning card. Love the stamps . Will have to give this technique a try i have a white ink pad. Hope that your Videos never end as i really enjoy them, It's like having you in my craft.
Take care Sue and have a lovely weekend
Hazel G x

lynda said...

Hi Sue thank you again for your inspiration & new technique
I love it , the stamp is so pretty a stunning card .
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, Love this card it's gorgeous must try this technique, wasn't sure about the black at first but the more I look at it the more I love it.
Thank you once again your inspiration is wonderful.
love Brenda Lel xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

This is a lovely effect. A very pretty card :)

Maggie said...

Good afternoon. This is such an unusual look for you. I love it. I have these stamps, have some black card so shall have to give it a go. Thanks for the ideas. xx Maggie (better without a bow indeed).

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the effect you've created.

Clare x

Jill Liddle said...

A very different card today.

Gail said...

Gorgeous card and luv the flowers what a fab effect xx GailT xx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
I really love this card and the technique is brilliant. A real smasher.
love Jan. X x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love colouring in so this card is perfect. Love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Howdy said...

Very different sue. I love it.

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, This is so very different I love it.

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Hi Sue
Love the different techniques you used today. Will definitely have to try the tree branch technique. Thanks for explaining so we can do it.

dee ville said...

Love the colour as I am I'll at the moment this card is totally fitting. Lovely card

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for this lovely card, will definitely try this technique as I broke the handle of my Grand Calibur yesterday and can't do any die cutting or embossing until I can get a replacement!!!
Best wishes, Pat

Anonymous said...

Nice cheery card Sue and with stamping too, quite different with super techniques.
ValC xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Love this card, the chalk effect is very dramatic. I have the stamps and black card, so will definitely will be trying this technique, colouring is so therapeutic. Thank you for your inspirations.
Have a lovely weekend with your Mom and giver her a hug from us.
Take care.
Hugs June xxx

iReneM said...

Well, Sue, this is a surprise and a lovely one too.
So very different and a wonderful effect - love it!

x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a dramatic card. Never thought of using the black in that way before.
Alison B. x

sharon said...

Good afternoon Sue
Today's card is so beautiful, delicate and different from normal. The colourful pencils have done a lovely job on the flowers and the white gel dotty outline makes the card less stark. It looks oriental and that genre seems to be making a big comeback.
Hugs, Sharon Kirkwood. x

Jane said...

Beautiful love today's card nice technique.

Jane xx

Susan White said...

What a great effect today Sue - really like this card!

Thanks, Susan

Bettie Couson said...

I really love this card, it is so different to what you normally do. I love black card, you can do so much with it. Thank you for the inspiration.
Crafty hugs
Bettie xxx

Bettie Couson said...

I really love this card, it is so different to what you normally do. I love black card, you can do so much with it. Thank you for the inspiration.
Crafty hugs
Bettie xxx

sued99 said...

Beautiful card!

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, such a pretty card and love the chalky effect. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Beryl Treble said...

A lovely card. Love the colours and technique.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a very pretty card. So unusual in style for you! The flowers really pop from the black background. Love it. Thank you for sharing.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and a new technique for me to try.
Frances

magpie said...

Awesome Sue, just awesome! I absolutely love the stamp. Gosh, it's been a while since I coloured in anything but even as a child I loved to do it. As did the parents because it kept us both quiet....Lol! The white gel pen gives it so much detail and makes it all pop. Just gorgeous! xx Love Karen xx

Shazza said...

wow I love this idea x

Jackie Meechan said...

What a beautiful card. love the way the stamping looks.

hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful. I love the colors.

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Sue, super technique and colours, Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Late comment, hectic day. Unusual card for you, Sue, and very pretty with it.
I also don't 'do' colouring in but just thinking..... maybe!!

'P' in Wales

weefortune said...

Really like this card , so striking. E x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx hazel

Helen Barker said...

I really love this.Never seen this before but I'll be giving it a go.Thanks Sue.
Helen Bx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Well I haven't stopped by for a few days so sorry gosh I have missed your blog, had some major family issues to deal with sadly and still trying to sort it out but now I have had chance to catch up on your blog I can certainly say I am cheered up no end thanks lol.. stunning card I must say I will aft to have a go at this one thanks sue for you inspiration hugs sarah xx
hope you and your family are well ..

Paper Junkie said...

Catching up with you after a few busy days. Two videos to watch - such a treat. Love today's card and the techniques used. Black Magic takes on a whole new meaning. I always think of the box of chocolates with very sickly fillings which my son used to give me bless him. (I never had the heart to tell him). I don't think they are made anymore - just aswell! X

Sandy H said...

Striking card. Don't think I'd use black for a get well card but I'd like to try this technique.

Vie Carter said...

different but I like it

Vie
x

Cameeli said...

Sue,
Oh my goodness what a spectacular and dramatic Card!! LOVE IT!!
This is definitely one to try over the weekend.
Cameeli xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Gorgeous card Sue, thanks for the tips on another fab technique.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
SMASHING EXECUTED ON BLACK CARD, MAKES IT STAND OUT SO MUCH. THINK MIGHT HAVE TO HAVE AGO AT THIS ONE.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

mags said...

I really love this card. Very striking.
Mags
x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Hi Sue,
This is quite different for you but I still love it ...it's so striking as mags said.

Love Sheila xx