Thursday, April 30, 2009

That Old Black Magic

Happy Thursday!! Can you believe it's the last day of April already?? Those end of the school year activities are already starting for us - school carnivals, flower sales, registration for next year, etc. - I have a feeling May is gonna be a pretty crazy month! Anywho - I was inspired to do some stamping this morning by today's Ways to Use It challenge over on SCS - you can view the challenge here. Today's challenge is Ways to Use Basic Black. Well - I've been itching to ink up my Stampotique Daniel Torrente images and this is the perfect challenge to use them for! I chose to use "Three in a Round" - one of my FAVE Stampotique images - I stamped it twice - once on white and once on black (which I heat embossed with white embossing powder). I cut them both out with my circle Nesties - but on the black one - I cut out the center of it as well to create a window. I then adhered the black one over my Copic colored image using pop dots to give it lot of dimension. I had also been itching to try out some of the Core'dinations Black Magic cardstock that I've recently gotten (Thanks, Kristi!!! ;)) - again - perfect of for this challenge. I chose a piece of the black/purple Black Magic cardstock and embossed it with my Cuttlebug Spiderwebs folder. When I ran it thru initially - it did come out with a little bit of the purple showing thru - but I wanted even more to show thru - so I went over it with my sanding sponge and wow - that color really just began to pop out of that black cardstock - what an AWESOME effect!!! I am loving this cardstock - it's gonna be fun for Halloween! I finished off my card with a fitting sentiment from the MFT "Monsters Ink" set and a black brad to accent.

If you are local and love the Stampotique images - be sure to swing in Papertrix in Nashville to check them out - Cindy carries the Daniel Torrente images and I heard a rumor that she may be carrying the new Stamping Bella Kettos as well - hee hee...I need to get down there to check out all the fun new stuff she's got in!! Speaking of Papertrix - my next Beginner Copic class is scheduled for Sunday, May 17th - I am not sure if it's full yet - but if you are gonna be in the area and are interested in the class - call Cindy ASAP at the number listed on my sidebar - I'm looking forward to getting back to teaching - we always have a blast in the classes!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Gina said...

I love those stamps, they are so fun. Love the look of that paper too. I am so happy to say I have a spot reserved in the Copic class!

Summerthyme Studio said...

I LOVE this image too and I love what you have done with it!



scrappinfox said...

Love this Candice! Fun and creepy at the same time. I need to try that paper.