Monday, 15 October 2018

Silver with Black Ice

I've been away on vacation so haven't posted anything for ages.  It's good to be home and back to crafting, gardening, walking my dog, seeing the horses and kids I volunteer with, etc.  I'll be very focused on Christmas cards in the next while as my fundraiser sale is coming up at the end of November.  So here's one for today:


The October colour challenge for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is:


And the October CAS Mix Up challenge this month is:


Recently SCS posted a tutorial called Black Ice Technique.  It uses silver foil as a background so that seemed perfect for the 52CCT challenge.  And for CAS Mix Up, I have silver foil, black ice technique, stamping, and heat embossing.

I took piece of silver foil cs and lightly dragged my black Staz-on pad down it to create some streaks.  I then stamped the tree and sentiment with the black Staz-On and then heat set just to be sure I wouldn't smear it.  Then I lightly dragged a Versamark pad over it in the same direction as the black streaks, covered with clear embossing powder, and heat set it.

I trimmed the panel and popped it up on fun foam on a white cardbase.

It's very hard to photograph silver foil so here's another view of it:


Thanks for stopping by today!









18 comments:

  1. Welcome home Susan! What a beautiful card using the Black Ice technique - love your big pine and the sentiment is perfect for it! Julia xx

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  2. This is so beautiful Susan. I love the silver and black ... very elegant. It was fun doing this technique together. xx

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  3. Elle est superbe Susan, très jolie technique pour un magnifique résultat, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52cct, biz

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  4. What a wonderful, icy background you created! You make me want to run and get supplies to do this. Love that you used versamark over the image too. I just may have to try this after seeing your card.

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  5. This is a beautiful Black Ice scene, Susan! Love that tree in silhouette and all that shine!

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  6. Love all the shimmer and shine on your Black Ice technique background, Susan. Love your stamped tree and sentiment with your white framing. TFS my friend. So pleased you had such an awesome trip. I bet Tess, horses and kids were all very happy to see you. Hugs..Nancy

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  7. What a stunning card Susan, so beautiful! Cathy x

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  8. Wonderful Black Ice Technique card Susan, I love all the glimmer and shine.

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  9. It looks even more amazing IRL, love the icy effect of the embossing powder on the foil.

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  10. Such a stunning effect and a fantastic look. I remember seeing a tutorial on this but never tried it. I must! Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

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  11. A real show stopper of a card Susan. Love the unique and wonderful technique and one beautiful Christmas card. Welcome home x.

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  12. This is absolutely GORGEOUS Susan! I looked right over this black ice technique when the challenge first started, and now I'm noticing all these GORGEOUS cards done with it and think I need to get on the bandwagon! Lovely, lovely card...it truly is a showstopper as Mac said!! :0)

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  13. The black ice technique looks fabulous used here Susan, and that tree is so pretty, and finished with a lovely sentiment too. x

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  14. Striking card! Perfect technique to create an “icy” winter scene. Love this! Can’t wait to try this technique. xx

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  15. Fabulous card Susan, gorgeous effect with the black ice technique

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  16. This is so very beautiful, Susan. Love this technique!

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  17. A classic beauty, great black ice technique too ...which I'm not comfortable doing :P
    A true jewel, one I absolutely appreciate, xxx

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