Monday, January 7, 2013

BSS MONDAY IDEA - Chalkboard Technique

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
Today's idea is called the Chalkboard Technique.
While I was surfing the net recently, I saw a card done with this technique and had to give it a try.  I love how it turned out.

You start with a piece of black smooth cardstock.  Stamp with a versafine watermark ink pad the image(s) of your choice and emboss with white embossing powder.
When you have completed stamping, go around the edges of your black cardstock with a white ink, I used a cateye white frost ink pad, and lightly inked to look like chalk dust.
This gives the effect of drawing on a chalkboard!


Sentiment by Serendipity Stamps (145E)
Textured snow dots is an old stamp, but you could get the same effect by
dotting with a Versafine water mark Pen and embossing the dots with white embossing powder.

Here's a view of the card from a distance.  Doesn't it look like a chalkboard drawing!

Closeup and card Recipe
Stamps - Deer, Penny Black Forest Friends (40-077)
Sentiment - Serendipity Stamps (145E)
Black and Medium Blue card stock
Spellbinders M-Bossibilities (EL-014)
5x7 white card stock base
Impression Obsession Pine Bough Die (021-N)
Black and white Baker's Twine
White Embossing Powder and Versafine clear ink pad
Lots of winter ahead, and I see by the post below this one that new winter papers have arrived in the store, so why not try a wintery scene with this great technique.  Enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great week.
Sue Drees


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