Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Technique Tuesday: Chalkboard Technique

This week on SplitcoastStampers they were trying the Chalkboard Technique, and I thought I would try it too.  You emboss a white image onto black cardstock and then use white craft ink, pastels, or chalk to create the "dusty" look of a chalkboard.
This card uses the Chalkboard Technique to make an actual chalkboard.  The "dust" is hard to see in the photos, but makes a cute effect in person.  This sentiment is from Feel Goods (in the new Spring Catalog).  To see more great new items, just click on the Spring Catalog on the right.
The Feel Goods sentiment was my first choice for the chalkboard.  Then it was a matter of figuring out the rest of the design.  I saw these two cute birds from my favorite stamp set (Aviary) and thought they fit this sentiment perfectly.
A little ribbon and a brad top off the chalkboard.  I also used Stampin' Dimensionals to make it look like it is hanging.  A darling card to give someone a little laugh.

Papers: Whisper White (#100730), Basic Black (#121045), Crumb Cake (#120953)
Inks: VersaMark (#102283), StazOn (#101406), Basic Black (#100082), Wild Wasabi (#126959), Perfect Plum (#126963)
Stamps: Feel Goods (#129684), Aviary (#120462), Moving Forward (#126320)
Other Supplies: Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon (#122966), Neutral Brads (#119736), Embossing Buddy (#103083), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (#103132), Heat Tool (#129053), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Feel Goods (#129684)
Aviary (#120462)
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