I wasn’t kidding when I said I had a lot of samples and swaps from Leadership left to still share. So here’s the start of my Valentine themed ideas. As always, I love it when you C.A.S.E (copy and share everything!) So what are you waiting for…. get stamping!
Chalkboard or Blackboard cards are one of the latest trends in handmade cards. The technique is simple and results in a great look. It’s “baby time” at the office so I played around with this technique and here are my results:
To recreate this look, take black card stock, stamp your image using white craft ink, immediately sprinkle with white embossing powder and set with a heat tool. Then, to create the chalkboard smudges, use a white pencil or a piece of chalk and lightly brush over the card stock. On the top card, I used a white pencil and on the bottom one I used chalk. The looks are very similar.
To finish off the card, I created a banner across the top. The “flags” are 1/2″ wide by 1″ long and I snipped the ends with my paper snips. I “case’d” (case= copy and share everything) the idea from a Valentine Card I received in a swap from Lisa Kim.