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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Nevermore

This week the Stampendous DT and the Coredinations team are hopping together. 

My project features the black magic cardstock:
What a better image to pair with black magic than the beautiful Stampendous Raven Background?  I started with a piece of the Abracadabra cardstock. I dry embossed the cardstock using the Sizzix Embossing folder.  I sanded the embossed areas using the Coredinations Sand It Gadget. (I love that the sand paper on the sanding block can be replaced after it is used up!)  I added a layer of Adirondack Pearl paint over the embossed ares to add a sheen to the background. 

The raven was stamped using black Versafine ink and embossed with Stampendous black embossing powder.  I added a hint of orange watercolor pencils to the raven and the sanded background.  I cut out the raven and pop dotted him onto the background.

The words were stamped using the Storybook Alphabet set and the Tiny Alphabet Clear Set. I added a touch of white gel pen to the letters to make them pop

The finishing touch is the beautiful May Arts ribbon with twine and a feather.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

32 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

GORGEOUS!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Suzz, the May Arts ribbon adds a fabu,ous pop of colour, very striking and you know I love love the Raven. He looks fabu,ous set against your embossed background. Love that you added a little sheen. The white highlights really lift the letters from the background. Love this. Tracy x

Rhea Weigand said...

This is so super cool! Seriously, the layers and the details. Your card is absolutely beautiful. Hugs Rhea

butterfly said...

Love this raven stamp - keep seeing and coveting it as I travel round the blogs! He looks just amazing here aginast that wonderful shabby frame - absolutely great!
Alison x

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

That black magic cardstock is amazing. LOVE your card. So amazing!

Kailash said...

Beautiful, love the gel pen accents and the striking orange ribbon just pops against the luscious bold embossed background!!!

Caryn S said...

Wow this is really great, so gothic looking, my girls would love this! Looks like something that Mary Shelley would have in her letter box!

Miriam Prantner said...

That frame is fantastic and I love the fussy cutting on the raven! Great card!

jordanbev5 said...

The way you framed this card is stunning. Why not make this into a Home Decor project? It is too too gorgeous to just mail it away!!!

die amelie said...

Wonderful artwork, Suzanne!!!!

Love the texture and how you combined the single pieces to create such a gorgeous Halloween beauty!!!!

Hugs,
die amelie xx

Live 2 Create said...

This card is stunning!!! love it!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful Suzanne!

Carol Q said...

wonderful contrast with the orange ribbon against the grey grungy background Sue.

Iris said...

Fabulous card. That raven stamp is on my wish list. Iris

Carol said...

Great project, thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Andrea Amu said...

Awesome card! That's neat how you used pearl paint over the Core! tfs!

Sue D said...

The black magic is perfect for this card!

Denise Bryant said...

Great card! Love all that texture!
DeniseB

craftymom205 said...

Absolutely love your card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Sherry Butcher said...

The Raven is great with black embossing powder and the sanding makes it stand out.

Julie S. said...

Beautiful card . Wow...this one is a show stopper. TFS .

Barbara said...

Wow! I love that stamp anyway and this is a perfect use for it! The colors are fabulous with that hint of orange on the black! the embossing, the sanding and the ribbon just create a totally complete look!

Kim H said...

gorgeous, love the coloring, and addition of the ribbon. thank you so much for sharing.

lynda said...

That is an absolutely awesome card - every detail is so well done. Congratulations!

Dawn said...

awesome project. It is just so incredible with all the black and embossing.

Kathy S. said...

Your card is gorgeous! You did an amazing job! I just love it.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is so eerily beautiful! Thanks for the details. Your card is truly stunning.

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW - stunning card - LOVE your embossing and stamping - your raven looks looks fabulous against the sanded cardstock!!!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Gorgeous card! You have really brought the cardstock to life, the emossing and highlights look amazing. You are such a talented lady!

Norma Gomez said...

This is fabulous!!

Melinda Gleissner said...

Wow, you've outdone yourself. I don't even know where to begin with my raving...no pun intended:-)Suzz, you are incredible and so is this masterpiece.

StampendousGraphics said...

We always expect, and receive, a FANTASTIC project from you, Suzanne! This is just incredible. Love how you've used the Alphabets to accent the Raven!