Two Technique Twists

Spellbinders | Timeless Collection

Hi everyone!

I’m excited to share my card with you today because it features two twists on a couple of techniques you probably already know:

First, for my background, I used the popular (and gorgeous) blackout technique – but instead of swiping my card with black ink, I used blue.  While I love the look of a blackout (so much drama!), sometimes I want a different feel for the card I’m making.  I think using blue (or other dark color) is still impactful, but the feel of the card becomes a bit more…dreamy…or soft. What do you think?

Second, for my sentiment, I used an opaque white foil and a BetterPress (letterpress) die on black cardstock.  Most of the time when I foil, I use gold or silver or some other lovely, shimmery foil with my hot foil and BetterPress plates.  But sometimes I just want a sentiment that looks like it’s stamped or heat embossed.  I love that I can get that stamped or heat embossed look from my BetterPress (and hot foil) plates just by using white foil.  Pssst:  you can also use black foil on white cardstock for a stamped look!  This is a great way to get even more use out of your hot foil and BetterPress (LetterPress) plates!

Let me know in the comments if you have tried the blackout technique or if you have ever used white foil on a project!  If you haven’t tried either technique, I hope my card today inspires you to try at least one of them!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderfully creative day!



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  1. Bonnie

    I haven’t tried the blackout technique yet, but this is making me want to give it at try! I love how you’ve done it with the blue instead of black.

  2. Joan Lucht

    Gorgeous! Love this!

    • Debra Dekock

      Wow! Love this!

    • Jean Doeringsfeld

      Thank you!!!

    • Jean Doeringsfeld

      Thank you so much!

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designer & content creator

I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

By nature, I am an uber-organizer and a steadfast planner, but as you’ll see, my creations are much more fluid. And while I love color theory, the concept of lights and shadows, and the importance of depth and perspective – these are not things I worry about when it comes to my creations.

I simply find joy in creating and delight in sharing.

I hope that by sharing my cards and other art with you here on my blog I can inspire you to create something you love!


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