Tuesday, January 05, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Cornelia Colors Black Cardstock

Hi, Cornelia here today, making a simple card with black cardstock. I like black cardstock because it makes colors pop, but coloring it is somewhat difficult. Some embossing powders work well, too. But I found some really cheap markers (I'll link at the bottom) and I wanted to see if they would work. They do!

I stamped one of the images four times with Versamark and heat embossed it in white.

And then I started coloring in purple...

...and in pink.

Added white dots.

Cut the black panel to size with a stitched die (SSS).
Heat embossed the sentiment onto vellum.

And those are those markers. And no, I have no connection to them, just found them and could not resist :) They are chalk markers, so you can achieve chalkboard effect with them, just smear them a bit. If you don't want that, spray your card with some kind of sealer or hairspray.

I do love especially the white marker - it covers black amazingly well. Now, if you want to color, but don't have those markers you can just do pencils on Kraft and that looks fantastic, too!

Happy Stamping!


Products Cornelia used in today's project:

preview-TBS-FolkFlowers  preview-SRDFondExpressions2
Folk Flowers | Fond Expressions 2

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  1. Wow, this card is truly amazing. The colors on the black really POP!!!!

  2. Hurray. Finally a marker that really shows up solidly on black. It looks amazing on your card, which by the way is amazing, in itself.

  3. What a stunning card =- love the way the colours 'pop' on the black cardstock.

  4. LOVE the chalk markers! Doesn't that doodling and those colors look amazing against the black??! Beautiful card! :)
    Suchi xx

  5. WOW great coloring on black! Love the bright and pop colors. Thank you for the inspiration and tips!

  6. Wow!! Such a beautiful card!! Love the colors on black. The sentiment on vellum is beautiful!
    Moxie Craftie

  7. These colours look great against the black. Hugz

  8. So gorgeous, and I think I have to have those markers... The colours are so vibrant against the black card and white embossing.

  9. Made a card inspired by this, will b posting soon. Such a pretty card Cornelia, coloring on black indeed creates a very striking effect.


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