Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Vintage Chalkboard

  Yesterday my stamping ladies and I celebrated the first day of Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-bration (SAB) promotion!  I had a blast seeing everyone and introducing them to the new spring catalog as well as the fun freebies to be had during SAB.  We had fun making some projects, eating some yummy snacks and catching up from the holidays.

  Along with some fun new products I showed the ladies how to do the chalkboard technique.  Chalkboards and hand lettering are all the rage these days (have you seen it all over Pinterest??) and of course stamping is no exception.  Some of the new sentiments just lend themselves so well to this technique I made sure to incorporate it into one of our projects yesterday.

  The chalkboard technique is super easy.  Just use white embossing powder on black cardstock for your image.  Once it has cooled just use a damp paper towel and dab it onto your Whisper White craft ink pad and swipe it across your embossed image.  Add more craft ink for a heavier "chalk dust" look or use a clean section of the paper towel to wipe off some ink if you got a bit heavy handed on the first swipe.  What did I tell you…..Easy right?

Here's a close up:

  So we took our chalkboard panel and adhered it to a piece of the SAB DSP Sycamore Street.  Then all of that was adhered to a panel of Island Indigo that was dry embossed with the new Simply Scored Borders plate.  I used the zigzag pattern but it doesn't show well in the photo.  Believe me it's a cool effect to get dry embossing in places that you just can't with an embossing folder.  Plus it's 12 x 12 so you can embossed the whole length of a 12 x 12 scrap page!

  For the final touch we used some of the new Natural Trim ribbon to make a knot with a Vintage Trinket safety pin attached and added it with a glue dot to the corner of the chalkboard.  All of this goodness was mounted on a Sahara Sand cardbase.

  If you'd like to enjoy some of these new products head to MY ONLINE STORE to get started shopping.  If you have some questions before getting started just send an e-mail or leave a comment!  I'm happy to help!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Vintage Verses (SAB)

Ink: Versamark, Whisper White Craft ink

Paper: Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, Sycamore Street DSP (SAB), Basic Black

Accessories: Natural Trim, Vintage Trinkets, white embossing powder, Simple Scored Borders Plate, gluedots


  1. Great card, Amanda! Love your chalkboard center. I have not tried that technique yet, but guess I'm going to have to, as it's so popular! Thanks for sharing :) Hugs...

  2. Thank you for posting directions for the chalkboard technique! I have seen it used everywhere, but had found no directions how to do it!
    I really like your card too! I will have to sign up for your blog. :-)
    K. in Washington state

    1. No problem! Glad I could help….it's certainly easier than it may look! Have fun trying it out!

  3. Very cut! I love chalkboard. What a great idea!

  4. Cute card!! Thanks for sharing the chalkboard technique!! :)


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