CCEE1901: Something new ~ Black Ice!

 Hi friends!

We are still on winter break from school and oh my ~ 
 I don't even know what day of the week it is!
But I do know that today has two fun blog posts:
this one for the CCEE and one coming up later this afternoon ...
so. so. soooooooo excited! ♥

The CCEE Stampers are back after a break for the holidays 
and Liz is our hostess for January!
Her challenge this week:  Black Ice! 

Liz lives in a place where winters are relatively mild, 
but her greatest fear is driving in icy conditions.
 “Black Ice” is a very hazardous condition she has heard others mention.
 And she discovered in the tutorials on SCS ,a technique called “Black Ice” technique in stamping. So even without much experience at the icy driving or this technique, she is challenging us to give that technique a try. 

WOW!  Thanks, Liz - what a great way to look at card making
and a terrific challenge!

Here is my take on this super fun technique:

 My card is a little off from the traditional way of creating a Black Ice card.
I followed the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers but realized too late
that my embossing powder was silver, not clear!
The order came in and I set is aside ... 

Note to self:
Check the envelope the next time your order arrives, please! :)

I did, however, use a silver cardstock base, Stazon, Versamark 
and black embossing powder.
The image for today's card is from Stampin UP
called Love is Kindness.
I also added a few crystal clear sequins to give it the 'ice' element, too.

 You can see all the Black Ice cards on the CCEE blog today ~
it's a beautiful vision!

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. A true change by your usual style, Kelly, but very effective! The silver cardstock gives a special look to he whole creation!Love the gingham added!

  2. Beautiful card, love the texture on it

  3. What a great technique to try in the new year. Adding it to my list!

  4. Kelly, this card is so pretty!

  5. Good job, Kelly, with a great message! Happy New Year!

  6. Such a pretty card, Kelly! I like the addition of the icy sequins!

  7. I's so gorgeous!! I've never heard of the technique but I'm intrigued!! This is beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. What a gorgeous card, Kelly! I love your take on the black ice technique even if you used the silver embossing powder! Great card, Kelly!

  9. Wow, Kelly this turned out so beautifully. I love the pretty texture that is the background for this lovely bouquet. It was a totally new technique for me too and trying something new in 2019 was challenging to say the least. But now I can say, been there, done that, and probably will not use it again. I prefer light and bright to cold and dark. Thanks for giving it a try!!

  10. This card is so different to your usual bright and cheerful colours Kelly. It's beautiful but can we see bright and cheerful next please?!!!! Lol!! Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  11. Wow - great inspiration for the challenge topic, and an awesome technique = love your not so conventional result Kelly

  12. love the look of simplicity of this card.

  13. It's a beautiful card!

  14. This looks so nice with your textured foil, Kelly!! Why didn't I think to try that?? Beautiful card!!

  15. Great technique! Your card is gorgeous.

  16. YOu did really well with this technique, Kelly. I had trouble with "skidding", but apparently you didn't!!