Monday, December 31, 2012

Finally the chalkboard technique!

I have been wanting to make a card using the chalkboard technique for what seems like a year (well maybe since Betsy Veldman's blog post in November)!  Splitcoaststampers was featuring it for the Try a New Technique Challenge today so I finally decided to play along.  I used Betsy's step by step photo tutorial seen HERE to create my card.

I used Rescue Remedies from Waltzingmouse Stamps.  The striped paper is from Authentique's Festive Collection and the little ruler is from some American Crafts paper.  Thought it went with the whole vintage theme.

The red striped paper reminded me of Christmas sweets, but the added hearts in the center of the flowers would be perfect for Valentine's Day!

If you haven't tried it yet, make it YOUR New Year's Resolution.  It's seriously fun.  I have 2 more labels ready to go, just have to pair them up with some patterned papers.  Maybe tomorrow on a lazy New Year's Day ;)!

Stamps:  Rescue Remedies, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  PTI True Black, White, Authentique Festive, American Crafts paper
Ink:  VersaMark, PTI Fresh Snow, A Muse Studio Cherry, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Filagree White Detail embossing powder, Nestabilities (square), heart brads


Sasha said...

I love your chalkboard card, Kelly. Great combo with the orange and white. I have those WM stamps and haven't used them, yet.
It's just turned 2013 here in the UK...Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and healthy New Year! xx

~amy~ said...

awesome...super love that technique!

Renee said...

LOVE it!!
And this technique is amazing!!
Amazingly simple...
and LOOKS amazing!
I love anything that embraces my "messiness"! :)
That label is perfect for this technique too! :)
I wonder if Besty Veldman knew what she was starting when she came up with this! :)

Cammie said...

Great card, Kelly! You have mastered another great technique.

Ruth S said...

Fab card Kelly - I love the look of this technique and you aced it! I will look forward to giving it a try too when I get my paws on some white ink!
Happy 2013 wishes, Rx

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Kelly, what a fab technique!

Marybeth said...

Great stamp to use for this technique! It turned out great! Perfect !