Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Chalkboard Love

Not so long ago our fearless leader, Paulina, introduced us to a new and very cool trend over on the DeNami blog. She made what's chalked a "chalkboard" card. This technique is so fun and cute! I just couldn't wait to try it out...
I couldn't believe how easy this was to do....
  1. fold a piece of colored cardstock of your choice for an A2 sized card base
  2. cut a piece of black cardstock to your desired panel size
  3. stamp your image using Versa Mark and heat emboss with white embossing powder
  4.  using a sponge wedge, cotton ball or other distressing tool, swipe white ink all over black cardstock making sure to swipe heavier in embossed image area. 
  5. finish embellishing as desired and adhere to card base
Paulina did hers just a little differently, she used a white colored pencil for her white highlights so she had a little more control over the "chalked" areas. I think both ways of doing it turned out pretty dang cute! I decided I wanted my sentiment to take center stage so I added a couple of "flags" and a button to complete my card. This new Love sentiment makes me smile...it's just so pretty! Why don't you give it a try? If you do, let me know, I'd LOVE to see your creation! 


  1. Oh I am sure I will ever try out this chalkboard technique because I really dislike heat embossing. But I appreciate other people like you who do enjoy it because it looks great!

  2. Fearless leader? HA! I don't believe I'm a leader and I'm far from fearless.... but thank you anyways. :)

    Glad that you tried out this technique. Isn't it fun? Love your Valentine swag hanging on the side- very cute!