Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Chalkboard Technique


A new, trendy look right now is the chalkboard technique.  At a recent workshop, I demonstrated how to do it and offered 2 versions of a card to make using this technique.  Take a look:
Here's how you do it:
  



I used some of the In Colors Paper Stack DSP for a layer inside the framelit window.  It is adhered to the inside of the front of the card.  The image is cut with a smaller, coordinating framelit and then mounted with dimensionals.

The sentiments on both cards are from a stamp set that you just have to earn during Sale-A-Bration.  I love it!  It's called Vintage Verses.

Finishing touches:
  • Line up 2 layers of ribbon and tie a knot.
  • Always trim the ends of your ribbon at an angle.
  • Adhere your ribbon by placing a little Liquid Tombow behind the knot.
  • Hold in place a bit and it will dry and be stuck tight.
  • Add 3 rhinestones for a little bling.
I love the crisp, clean look of the black with the Pool Party.  I think it really makes the chalkboard technique pop.  Hope you like!

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