Tuesday, September 2, 2008


This is the card that I made for yesterday's Splitcoast Stampers Technique Lovers Challenge called "Black Magic". For this technique you start with a dark cardstock and stamp your images with white or vanilla craft ink. I was not having very good luck...I think I need to purchase a reinker for my Moonlight White as it did not stamp very well and I wound up adding some "Detail White" embossing powder and using my heat gun and then I used my Prismacolor pencils and "Goo Gone" to color the cart. The rubber stamp of the "flower cart" is one that I purchased years ago from a stamp store that is no longer in business.....and I don't think that I've ever used it before!

I knew that I wanted to use some flowers in the cart and I decided to use a cutting file that was designed by Jennifer {aka/pokrplyrjn} at the Yahoo Pazzles Inspiration Group. I altered the file so that I could use my pen tool to make an inner line that I could emboss with gold embossing powder after the Pazzles cut all the flowers out for me! After they were cut out I used my Prismacolor pencil to color them and I used my embossing stylus to "sculpt" them. I punched some little yellow circles, dotted them with my brown Sharpie, "sculpted" the circles with my embossing stylus, glued them to the centers of my flowers and added "Crystal" Stickles to them. The leaves I used were some I had left over from another project. I used my Nestabilities large petite ovals. I used my Cuttlebug and my "Leafy Branch" embossing folder to emboss the blue metallic cardstock and then used my Scor-Pal for the embossed lines. I added the green ribbon flat bow and adhered the "faux" metal "Celebrate" sentiment, which I made some time back using a Studio G stamp. I want to add that because of the metallic elements on this card, it was rather difficult to get a really decent photo. Below is a close-up of the "faux" metal.

Finished Card Size: Custom/5.5"x5.5"

Stamps: Parked on Rubber (Flower Card), Studio G (sentiment)
Inks: "Queen's Gold" by Ranger & "Moonlight White" Brilliance
Accessories: Pazzles Inspiration, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Ranger "Heat It", Scor-Pal, Offray Ribbon


Sir Craftalot said...

Pam, that is absolutely stunning! :) Really beautiful! You're an inspiration. :) Perhaps in 10-12 years I can do something h1/2 that good! ;)

The Country Rose said...

Hey Pam! This is gorgeous! Love all the metallics you used and your flowers are very beautiful :).

Tash said...

This is stunning! Well done - and congratulations on becoming a blogger!!! You might be interested in the blog candy up for grabs on my blog (http://coxabey.blogspot.com/2008/08/staycation-day-5-blog-candy.html)

Shirley said...

This is just too stunning for words. TFS and also for your comment on my blog

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E.T said...

You make the most stunning cards!
I will learn so much from you!