Black Ice Technique on Cards

Black Ice Technique on Cards

Black ice on the roads is not nearly as pretty as the Black Ice Technique on Cards!  It does take a few extra steps but the result is certainly worth the extra time.  You can use any colour of Foil Cardstock for this technique.  No two cards will ever be the same.  I’ve wanted to try this technique for a very long time and finally was able to add it to our monthly card club class.  The ladies who came to the class were very happy that I did!!

 

Black Ice Technique on Cards

These are the measurements for the card:

  1. Cut Basic Black Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Basic Gray Cardstock at 3-3/4″ x 3″.
    1. Use Snail Adhesive to attach to the card base.
  3. Cut Silver Foil Cardstock at 3-1/2″ x 2-3/4″.
    1. Use repositionable adhesive to attach Silver Foil to a scrap piece of paper so it stays put when using the StazOn Black Ink to swipe down the length of the Foil to create black streaks.
  4. Use StazOn Black Ink to stamp image from the Waterfront stamp set.
    1. When the ink is completely dry (you can use the heat tool on low to speed up the drying), wipe the entire Silver Foil layer with Versamark.
    2. Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder.
    3. Melt Clear Embossing Powder with the Heat Tool.
    4. Use Snail Adhesive to attach over the Basic Gray Cardstock layer.
  5. Cut Basic Gray Cardstock at 3″ x 1″.
    1. Use StazOn Black Ink to stamp greeting.   If desired, you could use Versamark, embossing powder and the heat tool for the greeting.
    2. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere to the card front.

These are the products used for this card:

Here’s one done for a birthday on Copper Foil:

You can use any colour of Foil Cardstock for this technique.  This sample uses Copper Foil Cardstock and an image from By The Sea stamp set.  I think a solid image gives a better result than this “open” kind of image.

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