This card was showcased on The Craft Store during the New Release shows and the presenter had some questions on how this was made. It is super easy and the effect is definitely a WOW in person.
I used the Faux Soot Technique for this that I found online. Basically, you need glossy paper (I actually used glossy photo paper), a dark pigment ink, a cotton ball, and your stamps with an acrylic block.
To start off, cover your glossy paper with the pigment ink. I used Versafine Clair and continued adding the ink until I was happy with the coverage. You want to dab the cotton ball all over and not swirl it.
The next step is to take your clean stamp that's on an acrylic block, and stamp straight down. You should not have any ink or anything else on your stamp. Pull the stamp straight back up, making sure not to rock the block, and it takes away the pigment ink on the surface, leaving you a negative image.
If you want to use the same image more than once, you need to clean the ink off your stamp each time you press down. I did this with both dogs and the fireworks stamps. You do want to be careful though as the surface can easily scratch and remove the ink as well.
I wanted a touch of color in my night sky (because fireworks are colorful). So after getting my negative image, I added color using gel pens. I went over the area a couple of times to blend my colors together. The final step was adhering it to a piece of white card stock.
Until next time....