I attended a Stamp Camp on Saturday. One of the eight projects we did included a technique called Chalkboard. I enjoyed it so much that I went home and played with the technique some more. The Stamp Camp card used Basic Black cs, but I wanted to see if it'd work on Chocolate Chip cs.
I stamped the flower on Chocolate Chip cs with Craft White Ink. While it was still wet, I used Daubers to pick up color from my Stampin' Pastels and lightly daubed on the color. I used a Swiffer cloth to remove the excess chalk around the image. I punched out four scalloped squares and glued them together so my main image could be layered on it.
The rest of the card is very simple. The base is Real Red (4.25 inches by 4.25 inches). The next layer is dp from BasicGrey's Blush collection that I trimmed with some scallop scissors. I stamped the verse on another Blush collection piece and framed it with some HodgePodge. I wanted to snazz it up a bit, so I used some Real Red grosgrain ribbon instead of brads to attach the frame to the card. I used my white gel pen to add some polka dots along the scallop border.
The chalkboard technique is really fun. You should give it a try. (I should say that I think it probably works best with solid images on dark cs.)
So, what do you think? TFL - Regina
Date: Monday, October 22, 2007 GMT Views: 536