Thursday, April 17

Chalk Board Technique Instructions

Remember the Chalk Board Easter Easel card I made at my Stamp-a-Stack last weekend.... well here's the instructions on how to make it... thanks to Becky Inking in Idaho!!!

 Start with a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut 4-1/4" x 11'.  
Fold in half.  The first step is to make the legs.  Insert the open end of the 
cardstock into the paper cutter at the 1/2" mark and cut from 
the end of the card to the 1-1/2" line.  
Turn the cardstock over and repeat for the other leg.

Insert the cardstock into the paper cutter horizontally with 
the two cuts facing the left.  Line the cardstock up at 1-1/2" 
and cut from one leg to the other.
The left shows the cut lines with a white pencil outline, 
the right is what it looks like after you cut.

The Frame is made using the Woodgrain Background stamp, 
 Soft Suede cardstock cut 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" and a Soft Suede ink pad. 
Ink the stamp and stamp the cardstock.

Cut the cardstock into 1/2" strips.  
Cut two vertically FIRST, then two horizontally.

Chalkboard Technique
remember this is the part I skipped... on purpose!
but I must admit, it does make it look like a chalkboard!

Stamp the image in either Versamark or White Craft Pad.  
Sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.

 Using a white washcloth, pick up a little White Craft Ink 
and smear it in a circular motion over the embossed image.  
Start lightly and increase as you get comfortable.  
You want it to be nice and blotchy but not polka dotty.  
Keep moving all over the chalkboard.

and once more.. here's my versions:

Hippity Hop!

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