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NEW VIDEO – Detailed Reverse Blackout Technique

Hi card making friends, welcome back.  Today I have a NEW VIDEO – Detailed Reverse Blackout Technique using a NEW Twirling Tulips Embossing folder from Simon Hurley.  He has a NEW RELEASE over at Spellbinders today the Simon Hurley TULIP GARDEN COLLECTION and you are going to love these beautiful spring products.

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Detailed Reverse Blackout Technique

So, this is similar to my MESSY Watercolor Blackout Technique video I did last year, but it’s even easier.  We are going to use the reverse side of the embossed image, the one where the flowers are indented.  It’s so easy, you are going to LOVE IT.  The “Detail”, is we are targeting where the colored ink goes this time instead of just a random watercolor as in the last video.  The “Reverse”, is we are going to use the back side of the embossed image, or the DEBOSSED side for our project today.

hand made greeting cards with large colored tulips on a black background created with new card making supplies from Spellbinders

You NEED a 3-D embossing folder for this technique and as I said, I’m using the new Twirling Tulips folder, BUT, Spellbinders has lots of 3-D Embossing Folders and a bunch of them are on sale this week here.


Slimline card with pink and purple tulips and a black background created with new card making products from Spellbinders

Detailed Reverse Blackout Technique – Slimline Card

Start by cutting the white cardstock at 3-1/4″ x 8″ and spritzing both sizes with the Spellbinders Mighty Mister Spray Bottle before placing inside the embossing folder and running it through the Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine.

Next, on the indented side of the panel, use blending brushes to add ink to the tulips and leaves.

Then, lay the panel flat and drag the VersaFine Clair Nocturne (black) ink pad down the panel, moving across the piece until the background is completely black. (watch the video for this step).

Pro-TIP – the VersaFine Clair Nocturne is my FAVORITE black ink pad.  It’s so juicy and the color is so deep, it’s my go to for sentiment stamping etc.

Finally, cut a Sand Pink matt 3-1/2″ x 8-1/4 and a white card base 7-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score and fold at 3-3/4.  Create a belly band out of the left over scraps and cut a sentiment using the Handwritten Sentiments Etched Dies.

Get more info about making SLIMLINE CARDS here.

hand made greeting card with purple and pink tulips and a black background created with new card making products from Spellbinders

Detailed Reverse Blackout Technique A2 Sized Cards

Start by cutting a white panel 4″ x 1/4″, spritz it and emboss it.

The next few steps are the same as above.

Then, create aA2 sized white card base, 4-1/4″ x 11″, score and fold at 4-1/2″.  Die cut the sentiments with the Handwritten Sentiments Etched Dies in Black and gold.

Here is the Detailed Reverse Blackout Technique Video

– you can watch it here or over on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL


Detailed Reverse Blackout Technique

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Card Making Supplies used for the Detailed Reverse Blackout Technique Cards:

Here are the products I used today.  Compensated affiliate links used  where available at no cost to you.

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