Both of these cards use the soot stamping technique and are published in the March 2008 issue of Vamp Stamp News. I remember trying this technique a few years ago and having lots of trouble but after reading the article in the Jan. '08 VSN about soot stamping, I decided to try it again and it went so much better. Love my Vamp Stamp News issues!! They always have great information and articles very helpful to stampers. (Nope, I'm not just saying this because she publishes my cards :-) The calligraphy stamps, checkerboard, and flourish images are all from Quietfire Design. Also got the star border stickers from there.