Black Ice Technique

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The Black Ice Technique has been around for a while but I was recently introduced to it by Ann Birchard of Crafting Experience with a Civil Engineer.  All it took was once and I was hooked!! Although it looks difficult, it is really easy.  If I can do it, so can you!  Try it with me!

Items needed:

  • Metallic cardstock
  • Inks: Stazon Jet Black and VersaMark
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Tools: Heat tool and repositionable tape

Start with your metallic cardstock cut to any size you prefer.

Any color works!

Stamp the image of your choice using Stazon ink and let it dry.  Enjoy the Moment was used in the feature card.  The photos below show Whale Done on Silver  and Prized Peony on Lovely Lipstick.

Secure the piece to scrap paper using repositionable tape (to help avoid fingerprints in your design).  Take the Stazon ink and swipe the whole way across the piece- starting left to right, then right to left. You can do this repeatedly until you get the amount of striations you desire.  Just be sure to use even pressure and fluid movement- do not stop in mid swipe! You must commit!!

Now take the VersaMark and lightly swipe across the piece, left to right.  
Apply clear embossing powder the the whole piece and carefully tap off any extra.
Photo shows powder before tapping off.

Take your heat tool and melt the powder.  It will become glossy (glassy) in appearance.
And voila!!! You are a magician!!  

Try it on the different metallic cardstock to see the difference it makes.  

March is a great time to join my team as a demonstrator! You get $125 of product for just $99 (no shipping charge on your start-up order) and enjoy ongoing discounts as a demonstrator. The new annual catalog becomes available as a pdf on March 24th and demos are the first to see it and get to order!!  Plus, you get to hang with some amazing people and share your love of crafting together!


  1. Thank you for reminding me about the Black Ice Technique. Always fun

  2. Thanks for sharing the black ice technique Jennifer! And thanks for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with voting!

  3. This is so cool! Thank you for the introduction. Great choice of stamp set too!


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