Thursday, January 20, 2011

Technique Tuesday Blog Hop!

Welcome to the first-ever Technique Tuesday blog hop!

I’m one of Technique Tuesday's Guest Stamping Techs this month, and I’m joining the Stamping Techs for the first-ever Technique Tuesday blog hop today. We are all sharing today some of our favorite projects made with with Technique Tuesday’s stamps.

The hop begins on Teri’s blog . She is linking to the next designer’s blog. And then that designer is linking to someone’s blog and so on. Teri has a list of all the hop’s players so please check out her blog if you get lost along the way.

With every comment you leave on the blog path, you’ll be entered to win A Pocket Full of Posies stamp set from Technique Tuesday.

Here's what you can win!


Teri will pick one person at random from all the comments made by midnight Eastern time on 1/24 to win the stamp set. So the more comments you make, the better chance you have to win! Be sure to check Teri’s blog on 1/25 to see if you are the lucky winner.

Here are my cards:




I had been itching to try the Black Magic technique where you stamp in white, heat set, then color over it with colored pencils. You're supposed to use white gel pens to accent your design, but I didn't feel like it. Click here to see the SCS Black Magic tutorial. **Please note: I did not create the technique or the tutorial. I just experimented. I like the technique and will definitely do it again.**

I decided to try this technique on black and gray cardstock to see how it would look. I got out my Va Va Bloom set which recently retired, though you still can find this great set at your local stamp store or online (I found some sets at Scrapbook.com).

The black card also uses a lovely lacey border from the Vintage Lace Borderlines set which I heat set with black sparkly embossing powder to go with the black glitter border around the flower. The scalloped layer is shimmery vellum, but as usual, you can't really see all the lovely glitter. Bummer!

The sentiment on the gray card is from the Little Sentiments set.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for joining our hop today. The next stop on this hop is the blog of the awesomely talented and very sweet Tiffany!

78 comments:

  1. Beautiful black magic work, Kathi!

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  2. I will be coming back to check out the tutorial
    thanks !

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  3. That is a fantastic technique...something new to try. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Ohhh pink and grey make such a pretty card. confi

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  5. that anonymous comment was from me - Kathy
    cotekathyl at yahoo dot com

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  6. Oh, this is so cool. Black Magic??? I will have to do some research on that. Love them both.

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  7. Gorgeous!! Rocking the new technique!

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  8. Beautiful cards--Love this technique Thanks for sharing

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  9. Hello-what a neat technique-I will definitely check it out. Beautiful cards.

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  10. Beautiful black magic! I want to
    try this technique.

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  11. This is a new technique to me...I'll have to try it.

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  12. Very pretty! I love the pop of colors on the black!

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  13. You make the black magic technique look pretty fun.

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  14. Such pretty cards, and that black magic is a really cool technique!! HUGS,Amy:)

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  15. Will have to play with that technique...it makes a beautiful cards!!

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  16. Beautiful cards, will also be comeing back to check your tutorial.

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  17. Beautiful cards, will also be comeing back to check your tutorial.

    Scrappin1@shaw.ca

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  18. Nice cards and interesting technique.

    Kathy R

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  19. Those cards are simply gorgeous!

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  20. It's like this technique was made for those stamps. These look amazing with the color!

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  21. Kathi, I've never heard of this technique but my first reaction was Shut Up! I love it. FABULOUS cards my friend!

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  22. The first one is my fav. but both are beautiful

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  23. I love your Black Magic tutorial. I must try this technique!

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  24. Oh Kathi - I love blog hops - you get to see such lovely new work. Thanks for sharing your great cards.

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  25. Love your creation! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. great technique! thanks for sharing such cute cards.

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  27. really pretty cards! i'll look into the black magic as soon as i have more time--tomorrow! thanks! ~k

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  28. I'm not familiar with this technique, so thank you for the tutorial. I'm going to try it for myself.

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  29. I have seen that technique tutorial and have wanted to give it a try. Your cards are beautiful.

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  30. Stunning cards! Love the black magic technique coloring

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  31. hmm. the black magic technique sounds interesting. love the flowers!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  32. Love the grey card. Great technique!

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  33. OH these are so PRETTY!!!!
    I love how soft the images look. It must have been super fun to play with this technique!

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  34. I am loving the black magic technique!!! I just saw it last week-- where have I been??? Under a rock???

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  35. What elegant cards. Thanks for showing us the Black Magic technique; I never heard of it.

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  36. These cards are beautiful. I will have to try this technique. J

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  37. I'm always looking for new techniques...tanks for sharing

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  38. Your flowers on your cards are very pretty. I'd like to win some of the posey stamps so I can make something similar.

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  39. lovely colouring, thanks for sharing.

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  40. I'm definitely trying this technique...both your cards are very attractive.

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  41. beautiful cards, thanks for sharing;-))m

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  42. A wonderful technique and you have done a perfect job with it. These creations are awesome.

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  43. lovely cards...makes me want Spring...

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  44. awesome technique and a beautiful card!

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  45. gorgeous stamp set, gorgeous card!

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  46. Very kewl technique! Thanks for the link! Beautiful Cards!

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  47. that's a neat technique! You demonstrated it beautifully. I'm gonna give that a try!

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  48. WOW! Both of your cards are wonderful! The black one looks like it took some real work..thanks for the tip/tutorial!! May have to do/try this..such a beauty!

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  49. Beautiful cards!! SCS first called that technique "Pencil-over" LOL I like the new name better!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Susan

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  50. A new technique and beutiful cards Thanks!
    B.

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  51. Gorgeous cards and fabulous technique.

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  52. Beautiful work! I'd like to try this technique too.. thanks for sharing!

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  53. Lovely cards, flowers are my fav, I'm going to try that Black Magic Tech. always looking for something different for my flowers.

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  54. WOW, what a great technique. I've got to try this. These cards are gorgeous. Keep it up =)

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  55. Love this technique. Your cards are beautiful.

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  56. Beautiful cards, I will definitely try this technique. I really love your coloring. I am glad that you linked the sets that you used because I like to find out what is in each set. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie

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  57. gorgy !will be trying this too and btw..u do great work! your blog is great! ty I just love these stamps
    cher
    hilly77 at comcast dot net

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  58. Wow, these are just gorgeous Kathi! Love the technique!

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  59. Now you know I have to try this technique. OMG...I have a journal that comprises all black journal pages. I've had it for a couple of years not knowing what to do with it.
    Thank you, thank you. Now I have the answer

    Oh I forgot to tell you I truly love your beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. These are both gorgeous florals! Amazing coloring here!

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  61. Awesome technique, Kathi! And wonderfully demonstrated on your lovely cards. WOW! 75 comments?! You are hot, hot, hot!!!

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  62. these are great--amber amberfite@Aol.com

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