Archives for September 14, 2010

Pick a Petal Chalkboard Technique Card

The chalkboard technique, by nature of having to use dark card stock, sometimes results in a drab card. The chalk colors certainly help to brighten it up, but something about stamping on a black background is just counter-intuitive! So, I decided to use bright colors paired with the black to liven up the card a bit.

Card base is Old Olive, layered with Whisper white embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and the Big Shot. I stamped the flower from Pick a Petal on Basic Black card stock with White Craft ink. Then, I used the Stampin Up Pastels to color in the image with Rose Red and Pumpkin Pie chalk.

Here is a tip when using this stamp set: I like to start with the center of the flower first, then stamp my petals at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. Go back and stamp between each petal for an evenly spaced flower!

After rubbing the excess chalk off the card stock with a dry tissue, I paper pierced around the edges. Adhere the Basic Black layer to the embossed White layer with stampin dimensionals.

The ribbon along the bottom of the card is 1 1/4″ Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, folded in half. I used some white string to loop through the button holes, then tied it around the folded ribbon, cinching it with a knot. The button is a large Old Olive button from the Bold Brights Buttons. A tiny glue dot on the back of the button helps it stay flat on the card. Adhere the ribbon edges to the back of the Whisper White layer with SNAIL or other adhesive.

For the last step of assembly, use stampin dimensionals to adhere the white and black layers to the Old Olive base.

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