Thursday, July 17, 2014

Christmas in July

Peg here to share with you a fun technique to use on darker card stock.  This technique is called Black Magic Stamping and quickly become a favorite of mine.  I know you'll love using it, too!  
 You will need these items:  Peg Rounds Christmas Stamps,  Colored Pencils and Blender Pencil, White Ink Pad, Dark Colored Card Stock, Card Stock for Card Base, Patterned Paper
 Start by stamping the image and sentiment onto the dark card stock using a white ink pad.  Allow the ink to dry and then use a heat tool to set the ink.  This helps to thoroughly dry it and to set the ink so it doesn't smear. 
Color parts of the image in with the colored pencils while leaving other areas white.  Use the blending pencil to blend the pencil marks and continue to layer on the color; blending in between each layer until you have the look that you like. 

Create the card base and layer a piece of patterned paper on top.  Add the stamped image to finish off the card. 

July is the time to start those holiday cards so that you have them done early!  Use this fun and easy technique to make your cards stand out from the rest.  Head on over to Sin City Stamps website and purchase what you will need to have Christmas in July or at least get a start on the holiday. 

Have a great day everyone!