Sunday, 3 January 2016

Black Magic Technique with Diecut Divas

Over at Diecut Divas this month it is all about new things, new stamps or new dies or new techiques. For my project I am showcasing a new technique I discovered on StampTV called the black magic technique. This is what I came up with:
Diecut Divas, Penny Black Fantasy
Card Tip:
First you start with a piece of black card stock, a stamp and white pigment ink. When choosing your stamp go for a solid image as you will be colouring it in later. Stamp your piece of black card stock with white pigment ink of your choice. Pigment inks take longer to dry as they sit on the surface of the card stock, you can fasten it up with your heat tool but I would recommend you leaving it overnight to be absolutely sure its dry. Colour it in with whatever colour medium you would like. I haven't used fairly simple blending techniques but that is purely up to you. For a video of this technique in action head here.

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock: Quill yellow standard card base, black card stock, Francheville green card stock.
Stamps: Penny Black fantasy 
Ink: Memories unicorn white pigment ink.
Dies: Simon Says Stamps stitched rectangles, new Creative Dies tag and sentiment.
Other: Marco Rafine coloured pencils.

Challenge List:


  1. Nicely done Cathie! Beautiful creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Something NEW’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  2. Beautiful card Cathie! Great technique! I love the way the colors pop against the black! I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter 'N' Sparkle!

  3. Very beautiful card. I love the result of your technique. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia.

  4. Oooh I think I'm going to have to try this one Cathie - not too difficult but very effective (what I like!!!). Just love how you've done this - great card. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Something New) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT.

  5. This looks a fab technique, so beautiful, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

  6. Fab card. Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  7. Love the tree, it looks fabulous! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  8. Beautiful card with a striking tree and the colours used-Will look this up for sure

  9. Fabulous example of this technique. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week.

  10. Oh beautifully done Cathy! Your tree on the black cardstock do indeed fits the technique name "Black Magic!" This one I got to try. Thanks so much for sharing the tips and for sharing your magically tree card over with us at Outlawz Monday Greetings. Hope to see you next week for our very easy theme "Add A Tree."

    Hugs, Christina
    DT - Outlawz Monday Greetings
    Blog -

  11. Wow! I must try this technique sometime... its very effective! Thanks for sharing your card in our "anything goes" challenge this week at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic,(D.T) X

  12. Lovely card using PB's Fantasy Tree, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  13. Stunning image and colors. Your tree is gorgeous!!

  14. Thanks for sharing your card with Crafty Friends 'Use Something New' Challenge... your card is lovely and it was interesting reading about the technique you used... happy new year and good luck in the challenge, Diane Louise (DT) xx

  15. Gorgeous card Cathie, thank you so much for playing with Sweet Stampin'. Hope you can join our new challenge tomorrow. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Love and hugs

  16. Such a cute creation,love the image and layout.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Friends for our something new challenge.

    Hope to see you again soon.

    Tracey DT

  17. Great work, this is SUPER!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!