Friday, November 30, 2012

Joy on a Chalkboard

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It’s Flourishes Free for All Friday and for my card today I decided to try something new.  I saw a link recently to some darling cards using the Chalkboard Technique on Betsy Veldman’s blog and definitely wanted to give this a try.  So here’s my take on it using the Peace & Joy stamp set…
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I’m LOVIN’ how this looks… definitely need to try it more often!  For this, I just stamped the image on black cardstock using Versamark ink, then embossed with white embossing powder.  Then I inked the stamp again using a white pigment ink and stamped again, shifting just so slightly to give it a blurred look.  After the pigment ink dried (maybe hit it with your heat gun again to ensure complete drying time, but don’t do so much to reactivate the embossing!) I used a Ranger Ink Blending Tool and Blending Foam to sponge more of the white ink around the edges to give it that dusty, chalky look.  (I kid you not, I felt like I had chalk dust on my fingers as I worked on this!)  I embellished with some Color Made Easy buttons from the Poppy and Pistachio Light collections, some Basque Red seam binding, and a Vintage Kraft Flag Pin stamped with a sentiment from the Trimmed with Love stamp set.  (The papers I used are from the Authentique “Festive” 6x6 pad.)
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Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy stamping!
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16 comments:

Joan V said...

Fantastic card, as usual. I love coming to your site to see what you have created. Thanks for sharing.

Heather Jensen said...

Totally fabulous Tammy! I almost did this too. That new chalkboard technique is amazing. Everything looks amazing girl. :)

Hugs~

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh Tammy this so cool...love it too!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a great card! Love the chalkboard look!

Tricia

Betsy V said...

Tammy, this is adorable! What a great choice of stamp for this technique. Thanks so much for sharing your link with me. :-)

~Betsy

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh, my good gracious, schnookums, I LOVE this SO much!!! I haven't used the chalkboard technique in so long; but I'm thinking I need to do it again after seeing this fabulous creation! It couldn't be more perfect for this set!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

GASP!!! Tammy that is totally gorgeous in white. Love love love it girlie.

TLady said...

SUPER JOB Tammy! I follow Betsy's blog too!!!!!!! :) WONDERFUL JOB!!!!!!!!!!! :)

ChristineCreations said...

Way cool! I'm dying to trying this technique out too!

Broni said...

Fabulous girlfriend! I never would have thought to pair this technique and stamp but it's jut wonderful!

Miriam said...

Love this Tammy! The white embossing on the black paper is fabulous!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Oh Tammy! This is fabulous! I'm gunna have to try that technique! Awesome card details

Auntie Em said...

What a great card!!! I love the colours you used and I am going to have to give this technique a try. I like how you softened the edges of the black paper with the white.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Julie Koerber said...

Well isn't this a beauty! I don't think I've ever done this technique -- I'm going to have to give it a try after seeing this stunner!!!

Lynn Put said...

Oh my goodness, this is fabulous! I love how you created the chalk board effect with your sentiment and your cluster of buttons and sweet little flag look perfect!

dpkennedy said...

LOVE This!! What a cool technique! I have to try it! Very elegant and beautiful!