On Your Retirement

3/31/20 DT Favorite at A perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge!

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great weekend – it’s fast coming to an end, lol! Our March challenge is live this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #131 – Anything Goes! I created a retirement card featuring the black ice technique. I officially retire in a few months so I’m in that kind of mind-set! This is the first time I’ve done the black ice technique and I think it turned out pretty well although it was a little difficult getting good photos in my light box.


I’ve typically seen this technique done with silver mirror cardstock so I decided to try it with gold. I used Stampin’ Up Lovely As A Tree stamp set, StazOn Jet Black ink and Versamark for the main panel. The sentiment is stamped from a Lily of the Valley circular sentiment stamp set that I’ve had in my stash for years.


I embellished the inside panel with a leftover strip of the black ice panel trimmed off the front and a thin strip of black cardstock, and layered the panel on black cardstock. The inside sentiment, stamped in black ink, is from Pretty Pink Posh.


One more peek… LOVE how this turned out! I’ll definitely be doing this technique again, but on silver mirror cardstock next time!


I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #231 – Anything Goes with optional colored pencils
A Bit More Time To Craft: #111 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: March Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: 3-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #3 – March Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #73 – Anything Goes
Dare 2B Artzy: March Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #127 – Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #161 – Anything Goes
The Crafter’s Cafe: #237 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: March Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, Stampin’ Up Gold Foil Sheet, American Crafts black cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Lovely As A Tree stamp set, Lily of the Valley For You Circular Sentiments stamp set, Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings stamp set
Ink: StazOn Jet Black ink, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Clear embossing powder, Stampin’ Up 1-3/4″ circle punch
Accessories:  MISTI stamping tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed this black ice technique and will consider giving it a try! We’d love to see what you create for our Anything Goes challenge this month! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

7 thoughts on “On Your Retirement”

  1. This is beautiful!! I’ve tried the technique once and it was pretty fun. Love how it looks on the gold and your forest is fabulous! Also love your new profile pick! Never knew you make jewelry–I do, too! But haven’t done much an quite a while as the card-making takes up most of my crafty time.

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