Friday, January 4, 2013

A Little Chalkboard Dust!




If you've been looking at blogs recently you will know that Chalkboard Designs are very, very hot right now!
I love them.... and decided to create my first one (with many more to come!) today. I kept it simple and was inspired by one of Becky Roberts marvelous posts.  Cute, cute!



I'll fuss the next one up a bit but I really do like simple.... as I'm sure you have been able to tell!

The banner is stamped onto Basic Black card stock with only the embellishments raised.

Chalking is fun and easy to do! Here are the steps:

  • Stamp all images in Versamark ink onto Basic Black card stock and heat emboss using White Embossing Powder.
  • Use a Stampin' Sponge and White Stazon Ink to create "chalkdust smudges" on your creation - you know those areas on the chalkboard where you can tell it's been erased.
  • Use a white colored pencil to create lines, swirls or doodles to add interest and personality to your card.

Hearts a Flutter
129249w

129252c

Oh, Hello!
130730w
130733c


These stamp sets are also both available in bundles - dies and stamps together. Check them out on my Stampin' Up! page here!

8 comments:

Kathya said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing how you did this! Can't wait to try it out!

Katherine said...

What a wonderful card! I too have been really impressed with this technique & so happy to see an SU! sample. I plan to feature your card on a Trendy Tues. post for Papercrafters Library, should be posted Jan 15, http://blog.papercrafterslibrary.com/

Christine Blain said...

Love this stamp set, love these framelits, and LOVE what you've done with them! Thanks for sharing!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This is stunning. I was wondering if you would like to share your project at the still addINKtive challenge blog? You can link your post to here - http://stilladdinktive.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/spot-that-stamp-set.html

Penny Smiley said...

Thank you Bronwyn for your "hurrah"
Penny

Lisa Young said...

You did a great job with this technique and I love the addition of the embellishments! Thanks for linking your creation over at still addINKtive.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

You are most welcome. I just love your card.

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Fantastic use of the set. It looks wonderful with the chalkboard technique. Thanks for sharing with us at still addINKtive.