As a rule I keep things simple, fast and CAS. I have seen such great cards with the chalkboard technique and I thought I could bang one out fairly quickly.
I started with the focal image/saying and was very pleased with how it turned out. Usually I "see" where I want the card to go when I start. This time, only starting with the technique bogged me down.
I fussed for over an hour trying to get it to work on a base. Patterned paper and cardstock was flying everywhere. Nothing worked.
Never mind the mess that happened when the embossing powder got loose and spilled everywhere.
Oy, what a mess.
I ended up keeping it simple with kraft on kraft.
Finished card is 3-5/8 x 4-7/8
For those who aren't aware of this technique:
- Stamp your image in white pigment ink onto black cardstock (or green or blue for other types of chalkboards) and heat emboss with white embossing powder.
- Stamp your image again over the image and off to the side a little to create a shadow. No need to emboss.
- Then, dab a tissue or foam onto your white pigment pad and gently swirl around on the black cardstock, creating a look reminiscent of chalk dust.
Kids today will only know of the dry erase smell. Chalkboards are pretty non-existant anymore in the classroom.
Stamps: WPlus9 Cupid's Bow, Banner Love, Heartfelt Mix
Ink: White pigment, Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: GKD Kraft, Cherry Red, Black Onyx
Other: White embossing powder, Sewing machine, WPlus9 Cupid's Bow, XOXO and Banner die, Nestabilities Label One, Corner rounder, Dimensional foam