Chalkboard Technique

Fun Chalking technique!

You just cut a piece of Basic Black Cardstock, heat emboss an image or sentiment with your Versamark & White embossing powder, and then add some Whisper White Craft Ink using the Blending brushes or any sponge you may have at home, but rubbing it around the image to make it look like a chalk board!
Here's what my cards ended up like...

Chalk board card #1:
I got the inspiration for this card from a video created by Debbie Henderson, the layout is the same, except for the decorations.  You might want to go watch her video for the part where we cut out the bottom section of the cardbase, because I'm not sure how to explain that in writing! lol  Here's the link to her VIDEO fast forwarded to that part, but you can start it from the beginning too.  Her cards are beautiful, but I needed a card using punches and not dies.
I started with a Soft Suede card base 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 , scored at 5 1/2", removed the bottom section, which measures 1 x 2 3/4''.  Then I cut 4 strips of Soft Suede at 3/4" x 5 1/2'' and added texture using the Bark 3D embossing folder.   Before I did any stamping on my 4" x 4" Basic Black cardstock, I laid all the pieces where I wanted them, to see how much room I had for the greeting, this is when I decided I better tilt it, because it would be too wide.  
So I heat embossed the sentiment from the Happiest of Birthdays Stamp set, used the Versamark ink pad + White embossing powder, along with my heat tool. And then using my Blending Brushes, I rubbed some Whisper White Craft Ink over the greeting to create a chalk board look!  I then added a few small dots with my White Chalk marker too.
I glued this stamped piece onto the cardbase, about 1/4'' below the top edge. And then I started adhering the top & bottom strips, snipped off the excess with scissors, and then glued the left & right ones, overlapping them.
I created the sunflowers with the Medium Daisy punch, and the new Bough Punch (p.26 of the Jan-June 2022 Mini) for the leaves.  And I used a 3/8'' circle punch (retired) for the centers. . 

Card #2: 
Same chalk board technique for the black cardstock that was die-cut with the Stitched Rectangles diesI used the Nature's Harvest stamp set for the flowers & greeting.  Layered on top of a Bumblebee cardstock piece 3 1/4 x4 5/8" and adhered with stampin' dimensionals on top of the Basic White card base 5 1/2'' x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4".
Added the new Brushed Brass Butterflies & a small piece of the Black & White Gingham ribbon.


Card #3:
The image is from the In the Moment stamp set, but I used the same Thank You from the card #2.  The Black piece is again cut out with the Stitched Rectangle dies, but a smaller piece, and layered on top of Misty Moonlight cardstock 3 3/4'' x 5'', which is then embossed with the Stitched With Whimsy dies.  Adhered this to the Basic White Cardbase with Stampin' Seal. I fussy-cutted the heat embossed Thank You and adhered it using Stampin' dimensionals.  Added 3 Basic Rhinestone jewels.

Hope you like this idea & get motivated to make more!  Thanks for stopping by & have a great relaxing Sunday with your loved ones!!!

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  1. Encore une bonne idée! Merci pour partager cette technique! Jamais essayée mais je suis intéressée... J'ai tout ce qu'il faut déjà... Bonne journée! :-)


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