Saturday, July 13, 2013

Chalkboard Birthday Collage

One of the techniques I learned in the Studio Calico Inked! class this week was chalkboard stamping.  I thought it would be the perfect thing to use for my brother-in-law's birthday card.  I've also been learning a lot of watercolor techniques in Summer Card Camp 2, so I used a little bit of that too, for my background.  I used a watercolor pen with a refill of Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores Ink for the watercoloring.

To make my chalkboard accent, I arranged a bunch of different My Creative Time Stamps on some black Papertrey Ink cardstock.  Before stamping, I used my ekSuccess powder tool, which served two purposes: keeping the embossing powder from sticking where I didn't want it and giving the paper a chalky look!  I stamped a couple of images at a time with Versmark ink and heat embossed them in white embossing powder.  Once I finished them all, I used Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow ink and stamped each image again, slightly offset.  I also inked around the edge of the paper.  I think it's a fun technique that allowed me to use lots of my favorite stamps!

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  1. I love this, Katie! I think both the watercolor technique and the chalkboard technique would make great video tutorials. (hint)

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for the instructions for the chalk board card, Ive been seeing this every where but, just couldnt figure out how it was done. Cute, cute, cute

  3. WOW very very cool. Would love to learn the chalkboard inking. Great job.


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