Friday, June 21, 2013

Chalkboard technique

My upline Christine Bellow aka The Stampin Ninja has once again created a super cute card using the chalkboard technique.  It is an easy technique to learn and allows more creativity in your paper crafting.

The base of the card is Starfruit and a layer of Coastal Cabana (my favorite 2013-2015 In Color) followed by a top layer of black cardstock.  I stamped the sentiments in white craft ink and then poured embossing powder on top of the wet ink.  I used the Stampin' Up! heating tool to turn the white powder into a white shiny sentiment.  After that, I took a sponge and tapped it into the Stampin' Up! White Craft ink and tapped off some excess onto a scrap piece of paper and did circular motions with the sponge onto the black cardstock to give it that "chalkboard" look.  I then took 8 layers of the Creped Filter Paper and used the smallest Floral Frames Framelit and ran it thru the Big Shot machine.  The layers stick together and I put them into a solution of 1/8 cup of rubbing alcohol and about 5 drops of the Starfruit re-inker.  After it sat for about 5 minutes, I pulled them out of the solution and scrunched them with a paper towel to dry off the moisture.  I let them sit on my desk for a few more minutes to completely dry out and I took two 1 inch pieces of the Eastern Elegance DSP and cut the ends to make it look like a "banner shape" and layered them onto my black cardstock.  The creped paper is now dry and I used the piercing tool to poke a hole in the middle of the layers and inserted a mini-brad.  Again, I took this bundle of crepe paper and really crumbled it up good in the paper towel until it resembled a flower and adhered it with a glue dot. Of course we have to have some bling! We added a few rhinestones to the sentiment and Voila!  

I love this card and think Christine did a FABULOUS job showing us this creation.  Happy stamping!

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