Beautiful Card Using Chalkboard Technique

This post is about another card we made at Stamp Camp, it looks like a chalkboard! I’ve already used one of these cards.

Papaya Collage with white craft ink on black cardstock

Papaya Collage with white craft ink on black cardstock

This card was super easy to make and I love the elegant look! All of the products we used to make this card were Stampin’ Up! products. The card base was from Pool Party. We began by using the Papaya Collage stamp set on black cardstock with Whisper White Craft Ink. The craft ink is different from the classic ink. I’ll elaborate on this after I finish telling you about the card. Next, we mounted our black image onto white cardstock. We tore the edges to give it some texture. Now you can tear the edges yourself or you can use a Tear Edge jagged ruler ( I know Stampin’ Up! did have one, but it may have been retired because I couldn’t find it in the catalog.) A great idea, instead of using a full piece of white cardstock use scraps and take around the edges, only you will know! Now, you are all ready to put your layers onto the Pool Party base cardstock.

Now let’s have some REAL FUN!! LOL I don’t know about y’all but I love SPONGING! Sponging is when you take a piece of a sponge, dab it in ink and tap it on your cardstock. It adds color very lightly and is great to add texture. With this card, using Whisper White ink on the black cardstock it gives the appearance of CHALKDUST!!! Crazy, huh??! I love it, it’s super neat! Try it!  After you have ink on your sponge just lightly dab it on your cardstock and then you can rub the ink in very small circular motions. This makes it look like the dust has “gathered” in an certain area. 

If it doesn’t come out exactly how you want, don’t worry, it’s all about having fun and playing with you craft stuff!

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