Showing posts with label chalkboard technique. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chalkboard technique. Show all posts

Monday, March 9, 2015

Big Day Sale-a-Bration

We had a beautiful weekend for a change!  I think the end of winter is in sight.

I was busy over the weekend trying to decide on my shoebox card for next weekend as well as my 3x3 card.  I was successful!!

Have you seen the Chalkboard Paper in the Occasions catalog and wondered what to do with it? Well, you can make a card like this one I made.  I stamped the (Sale-a-Bration) Big Day stamp onto chalkboard paper in White Craft Ink and heat embossed it (but you don't have to emboss it). Then I stamped the "celebrate" part of the stamp and the cake on a piece of Pink Pirouette, cut them out and added them to the card.  The DSP is the Back to Black in the big catalog.  I just love the look of this card.

And in other good news ....I won again this week with the MDS Monday page.  If you missed my page, here is the link to it.  I used pictures from a trip we took in 2005 to Tucson.  The cactus background is what makes the page, don't you think?

Monday, January 28, 2013

Chalkboard Thanks

I think I am hooked!  I just love this chalkboard technique.  I have been seeing it a lot so I decided to give it a try this weekend.  Love it!!  And thought it really went well with this designer paper I found in my stash (non SU).

Here's how to do it:

Card Stock:  Basic Black (or use Garden Green or Not Quite Navy for the look of old green and blue chalkboards)

Ink: VersaMark, Whisper White Craft ink, ink matching the colour of your card stock

Other: Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Watercolor Pencils (White Pencil), Stamping Sponges, ruler (clear is best)

Step 1: Rub card stock with Embossing Buddy. Stamp images with VersaMark ink. Heat emboss with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
Step 2: Sponge edges of card stock with matching color to create contrast. Wipe off excess ink with tissue. Lightly sponge around embossed images and in blank areas with Whisper White Craft ink. Sponge some areas darker and some lighter to create the look of chalk dust.

Step 3: Use a ruler or freehand, draw lines through or above and below stamped images with the White Watercolor Pencil.  Draw a border 1/4″ from each edge of the card stock with the White Watercolor Pencil to create a frame around the chalkboard. Remember this is all “chalk” drawing on a board so being perfectly neat isn’t necessary!

OPTIONAL: If desired go back and shadow stamp over embossed images with Whisper White Craft ink. By stamping over, but slightly off center of the original image you create a blurred shadow effect. Allow craft ink to dry