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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:

  1. 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

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

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  3. 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

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

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

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  6. 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!

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

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  8. 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!!!

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  9. Wonderful artwork, Suzanne!!!!

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

    Hugs,
    die amelie xx

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  10. This card is stunning!!! love it!!!

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

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

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  13. Great project, thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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

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  15. The black magic is perfect for this card!

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  16. Great card! Love all that texture!
    DeniseB

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  17. Absolutely love your card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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

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

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  20. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  28. 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.

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  29. 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!

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