April 29, 2013

Faux Chalkboard

I made these two cards using the Faux Chalkboard technique, which is very popular and so easy to do. You need just these few simple things to create the look; black card stock, an Embossing Buddy, a white watercolor pencil, Whisper White Craft ink and your favorite stamp set.  I used the Little Friends  and Patterned Party as the main stamp sets on these two cards.  Both are retiring on June 3rd so you'll want to get them before their gone!
Faux Chalkboard Card Little Girls and Butterflies

Faux Chalkboard Birthday Card
To start, you just tap your Embossing Buddy on the black card stock, which will make it look like a dusty chalkboard.  Then, you use a white water color pencil to draw doodles or lines around the edges.  I used the Simply Scored Borders Scoring Plate to make the fun designs.  You'll also use the pencil to give your stamped images a finished hand-drawn look by going around the edges after the ink has had a chance to dry.  By doing this, the images no longer looked stamped on, they look like they were drawn with chalk.  Hence the faux chalkboard technique!  To make part of the images on both cards pop, I used white embossing powder and a heat tool.  You'll notice the sentiment on the first card is embossed as it the Happy Birthday To You banner on the second card.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Live In The Sunshine Card
Paper:  Daffodil Delight (119683), Melon Mambo (115320) and Basic Black (121055) card stocks
Stamp Sets: Little Friends (122667), You Are Loved (123779), Precious Butterflies (122517) and Papillon Potpourri (123759)
Ink: Whisper White craft pad (101731), Melon Mambo (126948)
Accessories: Embossing buddy (103083), White Embossing Powder (109132), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119247)
Tools: Simply Scored Borders Scoring Plate (126192), Heat Tool (129053), Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406)
Happy Birthday To You Banner Card
Paper: Tangerine Tango (111349), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730) card stocks, and Silver Glimmer (124005)
Stamp Sets: Patterned Party (123067) and Sketched Birthday (130426)
Ink: Whisper White craft pad (101731), Tempting Turquoise (126952)
Accessories: Embossing buddy (103083), White Embossing Powder (109132)
Tools: Simply Scored Borders Scoring Plate (126192), 2 3/8" Scalloped Punch (118874), Heat Tool (129053)

Many products retiring on June 3rd.  Get your favorite products or items on your wish list before they're gone!
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