Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Technique Tuesday - Chalkboard Technique...

Have you missed Technique Tuesday?  I'll bet!  Well, I am back for the next few weeks for some to share with you.  Let's get started...
Have you seen cards recently made with this technique but not sure how it is done?  It is a quick and simple technique but really effective.  Here's what you will need:
  •  Basic Black Cardstock
  • Stamp set of your choice (I used Amazing Family)
  • White embossing powder
  • White Craft ink
  • Sponge
  • Signo Gel Pen
  • Heat Gun & Embossing Buddy
After brushing your Basic Black cardstock with the embossing buddy, stamp your image in White Craft ink and emboss with White embossing powder as shown below.
 Next, take a sponge and pick up some of the White Craft ink.  In a circular motion, remove most of the ink from the sponge by rubbing it onto your grid paper as shown.
 Now that you just have a light amount of ink on the sponge, in a circular motion, lightly brush on the color around the embossed areas.  Imagine that it is a chalkboard so the center areas would be lighter than the outside areas where you wouldn't have as much use.
 Here's the card with the coloring all done.
 Next, I decorated the outside with some doodling.  I always begin by putting in my dots so I know where to start and stop the squigly lines.

Here's the card all done.  Look for an upcoming Technique Tuesday to learn how to make the flower.

Here's what you will need to duplicate this card:
Stamps:       Amazing Friend
Inks:           White Craft; Summer Starfruit (flower)
Paper:        Basic Black; Summer Starfruit; Pacific Point; International Bazaar DSP
Other:        Sponge, White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Creped Filter Paper, Floral Frames
                   Framelits, Signo Gel Pen

Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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