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.