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PTI January '13 Blog Hop

This month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop challenge is to use black backgrounds.  I had so much fun with this, I gave myself a crick in my neck!  We must suffer for our art, mustn't we?  

I heat embossed this repeated Fancy Folk Art image in white, then colored over each line with Copic markers.  I love the bright effect this technique gives--I think I'll be doing this again!


Paper: PTI True Black, Lemon Tart (for card base), Pure Poppy
Ink: Versamark, Copic Markers
Stamps: PTI Fancy Folk Art, Fillable Frames Sentiments
Other: White Filigree embossing powder, PTI Harvest Gold grosgrain ribbon, Framed Out die, dimensional tape


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  1. You made both my and Sage's jaws drop this morning, Cheryl! This is fantastic! I don't own Copics, but now I want to get some just to do this technique! FABULOUS card!!

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  2. This is amazing!! What a great job you did with this challenge, Cheryl!

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  3. Get the heck out of town, Charlie Brown. Did you emboss all of that?! It had to have taken all night, but Cheryl this is AWESOME!

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  4. Cheryl I LOVE this!!
    the bright, bold colors against the black...
    stunning!! :)
    And well worth the crick in the neck! :)

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  5. Wow....a bit of background and then POW color. Great work.

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  6. Awesome card Cheryl! Quite ambitious to do all that embossing. Looks perfect.

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  7. wow, that background is just amazing!

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  8. And to think I tossed my Copic stained card! Now where is that darn thing? Cricked neck, here I come!

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  9. This is really awesome Cheryl!! What a great idea to color the embossed parts with copic markers. Have to try that!!!

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  10. This is so stunning, Cheryl! I have to try this! Gorgeous!!

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  11. This is so beautiful Cheryl! I really need to try that technique myself! It looks so amazing with the black background.

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  12. Talk about POP off the page! Crazy pretty Cheryl.

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  13. love your colourful flowers against the black they really pop

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  14. This is amazing- makes me want to buy copics just to try it! :)

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  15. Love the coloured embossing, so striking.

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  16. Love the colored embossing. Beautiful.- Irma

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  17. I am totally pinning this beauty. It is just so striking. It looks like it took a while, but it is really worth it.

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  18. Wow, this must have taken a long time! But so worth it - stunning!

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  19. What a lovely card! The colors look so pretty. I will have to remember that technique.

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  20. Super-duper cool! What a great effect you got with all the colored lines!

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  21. wow, love the dramatic effect. I need to try this.

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  22. This is just beautiful..Yet ANOTHER reason to buy this set.....

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  23. Cheryl, your stamping is GORGEOUS and I LOVE how you did the sentiment! Jaw Dropping!

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  24. Wow! Wow! Wow! I just love the coloring you did over the embossing! I want to go and try it now too! Your card is stunning! LOVE IT!!!!

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  25. Since I don't have the crick in the neck, boy was it worth it! I just love that you only have colored lines on the black, and the color palette is divine. I will need to try this look myself. I've done a little coloring on white emboss, but used Sharpie pens to add the color.

    Thank you for taking the time to share. This really is dynamite.

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  26. This is gorgeous but I wouldn't have thought of it - I thought Copics and embossing didn't play nicely together. I might have to try this!

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  27. Wow! Love the bright colors - very pretty card!

    Hugs,

    Jenny

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  28. Wow Cheryl…. this is a work of art that must have taken some time to make. Love the sentiment with the yellow bow.

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  29. Yup totally worth it!! It's like this card/technique is exactly why this set was made !
    Love it!

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  30. Cheryl, your card is awesome. I love the colors and the technique you used to make the colors so vibrant.

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  31. I love the colored embossing! But I'm too much of a wimp to color on white EP... I don't want to ruin my markers :P But the effect is amazing!

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  32. This is such a bold and striking look, Cheryl. I can't imagine how long you worked on this card, but it was well worth the effort. Very unique look!!

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  33. OMG - can't believe you did this by coloring white embossed lines - the result is stunning!

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  34. So cool! You've totally inspired me to give this a try.

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  35. What a fabulous technique!! I have to try this!! Great card!

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  36. Wow. Bet that was therapeutic! Love the result.

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  37. Wow! This is electric! Just beautiful!

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