Monday, November 26, 2012

Faith and Chalkboard Art

Happy Cyber Monday!  Today vow NOT to visit online retailers and make Christmas cards instead!  You will save yourself some money PLUS get a jump on all of your card making!  ;-) 

I'm popping in today to share a fun card I made mimicking fun chalkboard art I found on Pinterest.  The goal...  to stamp miscellaneous images on black card stock and make it look like a chalkboard.  ***not as easy as it may sound...  lol***

Here's my finished product...


featuring Faith...





and Seed Packet...
 


I cut a panel from plain black card stock (with ZERO texture) and used my X-Static (which helps with stray embossing powder) before stamping the first sentiment (Faith) with Versamark.  I added embossing powder, taking care to shake off the excess and return it to the container.  At this point, I DID NOT heat emboss.  Next, I stamped the Fleur de Lis image with my watermark ink and added embossing powder.  I then removed all the excess by shaking the panel over a plain piece of paper.  Finally, I added the last scripture with watermark ink and added embossing powder.  After shaking off the excess, I added heat to the entire project.  I then stamped each sentiment/image with Brilliance Moonlight White ink.  You want to stamp slightly off center to add a bit of shadow.  I then used a white colored pencil and created lines around the edge and slightly inked everything else with the white ink.  Take care, a little goes a long way!  You just want it to resemble chalk dust.  A few die cut holly leaves and rhinestone berries finish it off!  Definitely a keeper!  Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time...  blessings...
 
Card Recipe
 
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs -  Faith, Fleur de Lis Borders & Seed Packet
Paper - Georgia Pacific (black) & Bazzill
Ink - Versamark (embossing), Archival Brilliance Moonlight White (sentiment & image shadows)
Embossing Powder - Stampendous Opaque White
Dies - Spellbinders - Little Leaf Sets
Misc. - Colored Pencil - White, Red Rhinestone - Basic Grey



3 comments:

Tam said...

great card!

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Mary said...

Beautiful card...