Tuesday, July 16, 2013

When Life Gets Sour... Chalkboard Technique

Nope. Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. It's supposed to be stamped off a little because it's a chalkboard technique card. I love the sentiments in Squeeze the Day and this is another great example. I love the papaya, kraft and onyx combo, don't you? That combo was A Muse's idea and I changed up the sentiment. :) This was another camp card! Wish you could have been there to play with us. :) 

Tools & Supplies:
Stamp Set: Squeeze the Day
Cardstock: Kraft, Papaya Petite Pinstripe & Chevron, Onyx
Ink: Versamark, Papaya
Onyx/White Baker’s Twine
Buttercup Button
Static Magic, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Paper Towel, Ruler, Watercolor Pencil, 3D Foam Adhesive

Cutting Instructions:
Kraft cardstock base: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”
Papaya petite pinstripe: 5 1/2 x 1/2”, Papaya Chevron 5 1/2” x 2 1/2”, Onyx: 3 1/2” x 2 3/4”

1. Score Kraft cardstock at 4 1/4 to make A2 card.
2. Adhere Papaya pinstripe to left side of card. Adhere chevron layer.
3. Wrap twine around card. Leave loose.
4. Stamp in Versamark & emboss image on Onyx Cardstock
5. Clean stamp
6. Stamp image in Papaya ink slightly “off-center” on the embossing.
7. Use paper towel to remove papaya from embossing & smudge to make chalkboard look.
8. Use ruler to add straight lines with watercolor pencil above and below the image.
9. Put Onyx layer on with 3D Foam Adhesive.
10. Tie button on with twine.


Have a wonderfully creative day! 

1 comment:

Glittered Paws said...

Great chalkboard card - wish mine looked that good - just haven't mastered the technique yet.