Black Ice Technique and Falling Flowers

Today I am sharing the  Black Ice Technique – it gives such a unique focal point to a card.  It uses the foil card, I used the Champagne Foil  but  to be honest it was hard to stop making them and it works perfectly on the Silver, Gold and Copper Foils as well.

I think you could use any stamp set for this technique ~ I chose Falling Flowers Stamp Set

Oh! and I am so glad that Stampin’ UP! are bringing back  Black Stazon – because this is a solvent based ink it dries very quickly allowing you to complete the technique so much quicker. 🙂 Continue reading

Farewell ~ Love and Affection from Stampin’ Up!

We are about 5 days away from say a fond farewell to the 2016 ~ 2017 catalog.  One of the set that is retiring is Love and Affection (which is still available as I write this 🙂 )

This is such a pretty set that I have used on a number of projects, with its little flower and leaf elements, you can build up a design and 3 lovely greetings in a lovely cursive font.  I have one more card to share which features heat embossing with the copper embossing powder. Continue reading