Black Ice Technique with the Forever Fern Set

Today’s project features my very own Black Ice Technique with the Forever Fern Set and the new Brushed Metallic card stock.

The brushed metallic cardstock is in the August to December mini catalog and it’s absolutely gorgeous! It’s different than any of the other metallic card stocks in that it has subtle linear streaks throughout the surface. Ever since I first saw this new product I have had visions of using it with the Black Ice Technique with the Forever Fern Set. I love the dramatic and elegant results and hope you do too!

Today's project features the Black Ice Technique with the Forever Fern Set & Brushed Metallic Foil. This technique is surprisingly easy too!

The Black Ice Technique is actually surprisingly easy to do!

That said, to get the signature Black Ice effect I recommend that you watch my video for all the tips and nuances if you plan to try out this technique.

Today's project features the Black Ice Technique with the Forever Fern Set & Brushed Metallic Foil. This technique is surprisingly easy too!

So, what is the signature black ice effect you might ask?

I think of the signature black ice effect to be tiny ice like droplets in linear streaks. It is this look that made me think of the technique name because it’s how I envision what real black ice on a road might look like in the winter. In these next few photos, you may be able to see the effect that I’m talking about.

Today's project features the Black Ice Technique with the Forever Fern Set & Brushed Metallic Foil. This technique is surprisingly easy too!
Today's project features the Black Ice Technique with the Forever Fern Set & Brushed Metallic Foil. This technique is surprisingly easy too!

The wonderful sentiment on this card comes from the Love of Leaves Stamp Set.

This sentiment is especially meaningful to me! To learn why I love this sentiment so much make sure to watch my Facebook Live video at the end of this post.

Today's project features the Black Ice Technique with the Forever Fern Set & Brushed Metallic Foil. This technique is surprisingly easy too!

Check out the adorable little acorn trinket and use of ribbons on the bottom of my card! These elements add some texture and tie in with the metallic theme as well.

Today's project features the Black Ice Technique with the Forever Fern Set & Brushed Metallic Foil. This technique is surprisingly easy too!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card with the Black Ice Technique with the Forever Fern Set!

Today's project features the Black Ice Technique with the Forever Fern Set & Brushed Metallic Foil. This technique is surprisingly easy too!

For your convenience, there are dimensions and a complete supply list at the end of this post. Plus, make sure to watch my video especially if you plan to try out this technique.

If you’d like to see more projects made with the black ice technique you’ll find lots more HERE on my blog, or check out my dedicated Pinterest Board.

Happy Crafting!

Melissa 🙂


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Project Dimensions:

  • Basic Black Card Body: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Soft Suede Layer: 4-1/16″ x 5-5/16″
  • Brushed Metallic Foil Focal Piece (Darkest in the set): 3-1/2″ x 4″
  • Basic Black Focal Backing: 3-11/16″ x 4-3/16″
  • Basic Black Sentiment Piece: 5/16″ x 4-1/4″
  • Very Vanilla Inside Layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″

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