Stampin' Up! Card Ideas from Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sandi MacIver

Avant Garden and a Little Black Magic

Hi stampers, my share today is with the Avant Garden and a Little Black Magic.

The Black Magic technique has been around for a long time, but it’s always fun to revisit it with new stamp sets hence, Avant Garden and a Little Black Magic:

Black Magic is the Technique of the month over at Stamping and Blogging and as we just loaded our 500th Stamping video into the site, we wanted to celebrate that milestone and share the video with you.

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Avant Garden and a Little Black Magic Card created and shared by Sandi at

Avant Garden and a Little Black Magic Card created and shared by Sandi at

Avant Garden and a Little Black Magic card is created by doing your artwork on BLACK card stock.

You stamp your image in Whisper White Craft Ink, and then build the colour up over it.  For today’s video, I’m using the new Stampin Up Watercolor Pencils to create my art piece.

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Wasn’t that fun?  I Love the dramatic effect of this art on black!  You can download the Tutorial for this card here Black Magic Technique – Card #2 TUT

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  1. February 17, 2017    

    Very cool project Sandi! Love the colors, they look awesome on the black background!

    • sandimac sandimac
      February 17, 2017    

      thanks Amy, it’s an awesome technique

  2. February 17, 2017    

    Thank you Sandi. Love this technique and how this gorgeous card turned out.

    • sandimac sandimac
      February 17, 2017    

      thanks so much Priss, I love revisiting old techniques with new stamp sets, haha

  3. CARD-iology by Jari CARD-iology by Jari
    February 17, 2017    

    Oh, my, Sandi, this is beautiful. I have not seen this technique before, but love what you have created. Absolutely stunning!

    • sandimac sandimac
      February 17, 2017    

      thanks so much Jari, give it a try, it’s amazing fun

  4. Sheila Logan Sheila Logan
    February 17, 2017    

    That is a beautiful card. Going to give it a try. Thanks.

    • sandimac sandimac
      February 17, 2017    

      thanks Sheila, so glad you liked it and have fun creating yours

  5. JenniferE JenniferE
    February 17, 2017    

    Lovely cards! Great colors and white accents!

    • sandimac sandimac
      February 18, 2017    

      thanks so much Jennifer, so glad you enjoyed it.

  6. March 2, 2017    

    Beautiful work! I love the way you keep your tutorials “moving along!” And you kept it interesting! I plan to teach this technique at my next class this Spring! Thank you for sharing your lovely projects! Kristy-a Stampin Up! Demonstrator from Southern Arizona

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