Card making, rubber stamping techniques and project videos for papercrafters

How to : Black Embossed Magic Technique

Today Melanie Muenchinger shares a twist on Black Magic that uses your embossing powder and markers instead of pigment ink and pencils!  This technique produces vibrant or soft color depending on the shades you choose, and creates a very similar look to Black Magic, but goes super fast with no worry of going outside the lines or making a stray mark, as your alcohol marker ink  just disappears into the black background. Magic, indeed!  Please enjoy!


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Gina K. Fabulous Flowers stamp set (Vintage Rose or Scripty Love for sentiment)

Gina K. Pure Luxury Black Onyx (4” x 5 ¼”) and Lipstick (4 ¼” x 11, scored at 5 ½’) cardstock

Tsukineko Versamark (or Gina K White pigment) ink pads

Spectrum Noir markers: BP4, DG2, DG3, GB3, OR3, BP1, PP2

Heat gun, White embossing powder, adhesive, acrylic block


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Comment by Lagene Sands on July 29, 2017 at 9:20am

AWESOME technique, thanks for the video Melanie!

Comment by Rosy Newlun on July 24, 2017 at 10:45pm

Turned out beautifully, Melanie! Thank you for your tutorial!

Comment by Betty Amersbach on March 3, 2017 at 12:55pm

Really pretty can't wait to try it.

Comment by Karen Atkinson on February 23, 2017 at 7:22pm

This is gorgeous! I will have to try it. Thank you for a wonderful idea.

Comment by Conniecrafter on February 23, 2017 at 8:11am

Beautiful, love the look, thanks for sharing all the tips!

Comment by Jan Stroh on February 23, 2017 at 8:08am

This is beautiful, I plan to try it today! I have always used color pencils but this looks fun!!! Thank you!

Comment by Katherine Davis on February 23, 2017 at 6:39am

Good Morning, Melanie!  I tried this last night and it came out okay.  I think I might have to try stamping in Versamark and then heat embossing.  Some of the pigment ink dried too quickly and it looked a bit splotchy.  I ended up trimming the card down to a 4x4 square card.  I think it was the stamping on my part that went wrong! I shall try this again today.  I just love this card and I want to get it right!

Comment by Pamela Elliott on February 23, 2017 at 4:26am

Thank you for all the information and the comparisons.  Great video and card.

Comment by Angelina Bocchino on February 23, 2017 at 12:24am

Love the card. I can't wait to make one.

Comment by Brenda Treadway on February 22, 2017 at 10:21pm
Love this technique. It looks so vivid and alive. Thank you for sharing. Can't wait to make one.


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