Hello everyone and happy Friday! It's Lydia here with you and today I'm sharing an oldie-but-goody technique – Blackout Ink. I do find that going back to older techniques can help spark creativity and lead to different ideas.
I started with a panel of white cardstock and masked out a thin strip across it. You can do the whole panel if you want to but I just wanted to keep my stamping contained to the bottom of this card. I then blended a rainbow within the strip using Ruby Red, Orange Cream, Warm Sunshine, Parrot, Lagoon, and Deep Iris Inks. I let this dry for a little while and then heat set to make sure it was very dry as I didn't want embossing powder to sit on this where I didn't want it to.
Afterward, I used one of the images from Frosted Garden Stamp Set and stamped this across the rainbow panel using Embossing Ink and heat set using Crystal Clear Embossing Powder. Once this was done, I went across the panel using Jet Black Ink. As the images had been embossed this meant that they would resist the black ink and so the beautiful rainbow blending would shine through.
Next, I removed the embossing powder. To do this, place a piece of scratch paper over the embossing and take a hot, dry iron and iron over the piece. The embossing powder will melt again, this time into the scratch paper so can be removed. You may need to do this a couple of times to remove all of the embossing powder.
Next, I went about stamping the black floral images. I wanted to look like the floral images were continuous so I masked out the panel and stamped the images back over the previously embossed ones this time using Jet Black Ink.
To finish, I stamped the sentiment over the rainbow/blackout panel using Embossing Ink and heat set using Pure White Embossing Powder.
You can watch the video below to see how I created this card or over on our YouTube Channel:
Thank you so much for stopping by today and I'll see you again real soon!
This is awesome!!
Love it! This is a technique my children and I will be trying right away! Thanks for sharing!