The Black Ice Technique was something I had never tried before, but I had seen various creations that others had made, so I thought I would have a go. I had fun trying the technique and I was very pleased with the results. I love the look and texture that this technique creates. This was one of the cards I taught at my May class.
The black ice technique is great for a masculine card like this first card here with the sailing boats from the Lilypad Lake stamp set. This is one of the new stamp sets that will be coming out in the Annual Catalogue on 1st June.
The technique can be used for all sort of cards, not just masculine. Here are some of variations of the Black Ice Technique. This one features the flowers from the Petal Palette stamp set.
This third card features the flowers from the Share What You Love stamp set.
At my classes the first card featuring the Lilypad Lake stamp set with the sailing boats was the one everyone chose to do. I think this is because masculine cards are often a bit more of a challenge to make and this technique works well for a masculine card.
Here is a close up of the technique.
The black ice technique involves dragging a black ink pad down the front of the foil paper, stamping on it and heat setting it. Then dragging the Versamark pad down the front of it too, sprinkling it with clear embossing powder and head setting this too.
The Daffodil Delight ribbon adds a nice accent to the card. You could use any of your favourite coloured ribbon here.
I hope you like the three cards featuring the black ice technique. Which one is your favourite? Please comment and let me know.