beautiful youI recently shared my first attempt at the “black ice” stamping technique. This card is the one that I designed for the So. Burlington stamp club so that they could give it a try. Please check out the recent post for my rose card for directions on how to create the stamped panel that you see here. For this card I used silver foil instead of the champagne foil that I used on the other card. You can use any of the colors of foil for this technique – I definitely encourage you to experiment.

I have to say that the sleeper element on this card is the embossed layer. I purchased the Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder a few months ago, but I hadn’t used it on a project yet. The ladies loved the soft look that this folder creates – it gives texture without being overwhelming to the design. They also thought that it would be a great element in a beach themed card, which I think is a superb suggestion. A few of the gals purchased the folder and I can’t wait to see what they create with it!

This is the sketch that I used as the basis for my card. The square panel is a bit larger to accommodate the stamped image, but I think you can see the correlation between the sketch and the finished card.

There is one element on this card that isn’t available any more because it was a Sale-A-Bration option. The gray ribbon was part of the shimmer ribbon pack, so we don’t have that exact product available. But… there are lots of other great ribbons that could serve the purpose nicely.

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