Tuesday, 16 October 2018

CAS Mix Up Challenge Reminder - October 2018 - Metal - Black Ice

Good Morning,

Today's post is a reminder for the CAS Mix Up Challenge  which closes on the 24th of October  and we are to Use Real or Faux Metal to design our cards.

This was the first time I have tried the "Black Ice Technique" and it was a lot of fun and very easy to do.  Instead of doing all my stamping on the Black Ice piece of card I decided to use Die Cuts as part of my focal point after stamping the Pine Trees and embossing with the Clear Embossing Powder and heat setting it.
Mix Up: Black Ice Technique, Stamping, Die Cuts, Heat Embossing, Punching
Stamps: S/U's Wonderland, Happy Scenes
Card: Thick and Thin Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Foil
Ink: Stazon Black, Versamark
Cool Tools: 3/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot, AL Dies, Clear E/Powder, Heat Tool, Stamparatus, Dble Sided Tape, Foam Tape, 2 Way Glue Pen

Thanks for visiting today.


  1. A wonderful icy winter card using the Black Ice technique Susan! Your stamped trees are lovely as well as your die cut deer and silver moon! Love the inside too! a beautiful faux metal card! xx

  2. Your Black Ice turned out beautifully, Susan! And you've captured the shine perfectly with your camera! Love the stamped trees and sweet deer! This goes into my CASE file!

  3. Gorgeous Black Ice Technique background, Susan for your stamped and die cut silhouette images. Such a beautifully textured Season's Greetings card. TFS Hugs..Nancy

  4. This is so pretty Sue!! I LOVE the scene you've created with the black ice technique and dies. What a great mix ... so clever and creative. xx

  5. The two tones really appeal to me. Love the black die cuts to compliment your black ice technique, so smart! That moon is so convincing, I love the whole design. Beautiful xx

  6. Simply beautiful Susan. Such a lovely wintery scene with the hint of colour.

  7. This is a fab example of the Black Ice technique Susan! Love it. Have the foil card all ready... just need a my brain to come up with an idea.
    A superb card x

  8. Wow ...what a stunning effect. Absolutely beautiful and such an amazing scene. The faux metal effect is fabulous x.

  9. What gorgeous die cut deer which really add to this beautiful scene you have made Susan, and the black ice technique suits this perfectly, also the inside of the card is really pretty too. x

  10. Wonderful use of the black ice technique! I love the two sweet deer in the foreground with the trees off to the side.


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