Thursday, February 14, 2013

TECHNIQUE THURSDAY; Chalkboard Valentine...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love is in the air today!  I would like to wish my family, friends and customers all around the country a magical day filled with love.  Know that you are loved and appreciated by me each and every day!

Since it is Thursday, I thought I would share a chalkboard card from my Technique Thursday class.  I kept it very simple and focused on the technique.  It is more of a "love" card since there is no mention of V-Day.  That way it can be used for many occasions for someone you love–just add a sentiment appropriate for the occasion to the inside!  A free mini tutorial for the chalkboard technique follows the supply list.  Enjoy!

Each image is from a different stamp set.  I have listed them all below in clockwise order beginning from the top sentiment "There's Only One You" from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog (FREE with a $50 purchase).  Click HERE for more information!

  • Stamp Sets – Vintage Verses (W#129633, C#29636 FREE with $50 purchase), Field Flowers (W#122760 $24.95, C#122762 $17.95), Hearts A Flutter (W#129249 $25.95, C#129252 $18.95), Loving Thoughts (W#125843 $29.95, C#125845 $23.95), Seasonal Sayings (W#128006 $22.95, C#128009 $16.95)
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Ink – VersaMark, Whisper White Craft
  • Accessories – Watercolor Pencils (#101879, $19.95)
  • Tools – Big Shot, Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95) 
  1. Stamp images with VersaMark ink on to black card stock and heat emboss with white embossing powder. 
  2. Add “chalk dust” by using a sponge or soft cloth to pick up a little white craft ink from the pad and gently rub the card stock where you might naturally see eraser marks. 
  3. Use a white colored pencil to add hand-drawn details like a border, lines, shadowing and fun doodles to the chalkboard. 
  4. Optional: To add a realistic touch, stamp all of the sentiments again with white craft ink—shifting the design slightly to create a "shadow" effect. Allow to dry. 

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  1. Oh, I love your card and this technique. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. I have been seeing a lot of cards made using this technique lately. Thanks for printing instructions!


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