Have you fallen in love with the "new" Chalkboard technique but think it's too hard to duplicate or don't even know where to start? Well, let M.E. break it down for you. I love this great look probably because I can be messy and it LOOKS GREAT that way! LOL
Start by throwing your embossing buddy down on your basic black cardstock. If you do not have an embossing buddy do not stress over it. Order your's here today or just skip this step. The reason you use the embossing buddy is because it just takes that stark blackness off of your paper and gives the next step a little bite.
After you wipe this around and blow a little you will take some Whisper White craft ink and a piece of sponge and lightly sponge some white color onto your cardstock. I concentrate on the edges for the most part. I always start off my page in a swirling motion and work onto my cardstock. Then I might swipe here and there. Do it just like you are cleaning off the blackboard in class. I taught this for a class full of teachers the other day and they told me it's all white boards and smart boards now! Probably why we love this technique it's vintage anything vintage is cool because it reminds us of our childhood...right?
Now it's time to do a little stamping! Yay! Here I used one of the greetings from the FREE sale-a-bration set called Vintage Verses. I love this versatile set. Each greeting is unique and different and did I mention FREE! Who doesn't love FREE. But remember it's only available for another WEEK. Get more details on how you can earn yours for FREE here
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No embossing just stamp it in Whisper White craft ink. Now it's time to just finish this piece off with a little border. I used the white pencil from the Watercolor pencil set but you can also use the white crayon from the Watercolor crayons I have used both successfully.
I love using my grid paper as a guide when doing this. I place my image on the lines and using any straight edge (usually a scrap piece of cardstock on my desk) I draw from corner to corner but in this case I went just a smidge shy of the edge to give it a different look.
I used the FREE Madison Avenue paper from the Sale A bration catalog folding the corner over to showcase both of these beautiful sides. Why only show one I say?! How do I get both of these items free M.E.? For every $50 your order in Stampin' Up! merchandise (you need an embossing buddy, watercolor crayons, black paper, whisper white craft ink...sponges. You get the point) you can choose 1 item from the Sale A Bration brochure. So order $100 and you get 2 free items and so forth! Don't wait these are not available after the 22nd of March.