Monday, March 20, 2017

Chalkboard Embossing

Happy First Day of Spring!! Today I'm sharing a floral card that features a chalk technique I recently experimented with. Here's a mini tutorial to show you how I created the chalkboard look on this card.
Step One: Gather your supplies - Black Cardstock, Chalk, an Embossing folder of your choice Step Two: Rub the chalk on the negative side of the embossing folder Step Three: Insert your black cardstock and emboss (photo #3 shows you what it looks like after embossing) Step Four: Rub your finger over the chalk to blend it into the cardstock and create a chalkboard look over your embossing.

 To create my floral card, I chose to die cut my black cardstock with the Tabbed Journal Die from Couture Creations, and embossed it with the Moroccan Screen embossing folder (Cuttlebug).  I stamped a sentiment from the All Occasions Sentiment set (Heartfelt Creations) in Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and cut it out using the Labels One Nestabilities from Spellbinders.
Using the Tiny Tattered Florals die set from Tim Holtz I cut three pretty blooms and inked their edges with seedless preserves/abandoned coral distress ink. I spritzed them with water from my mini mister to help the colors run a bit and heat set them with my embossing gun.  Holding two pieces of burlap string together (pink and purple) I tied a pretty bow and glued a purple button to the center.  The background features designer paper from the Barnwood Pretty Stack (The Paper Studio) and a small paper doily. I adhered four tiny pearls to the bottom corner to complete this card.
VARIATIONS: #1 Chalked Piece as background (click here) #2 Embossed and then chalked (click here)


I'd love to see your take on this fun technique, so stop by the CURRENT CHALLENGE and link up your projects using Cropstop products! 

This post linked to:
4 Crafty Chicks - Buttons
Ooh-La-La - Spring is in the Air
The Card Concept - Rich Texture (Mixed Media inspired by the colors/flowers/textures of photo)
Craft-Dee Bowz - Handmade Bow



6 comments:

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fun chalkboard technique using actual chalk! Love these! Your cards are gorgeous, Esther!

Marty Fishman said...

Esther, I love how your backgrounds turned out using chalk! I'm going to have to try that since I have chalk in my stash. I love your color scheme for your card - so pretty, and your button and bow is adorable. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our monthly challenge, Anything Goes & Include a Handmade Bow :-)

Janice said...

A great selection of cards using your new technique. Thanks for playing at OLL, Jx

Susan Powell said...

I love that chalkboard look! Thanks for sharing the steps too - I'll have to give that one a try :) Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

Tamie said...

Your chalkboard is very cool and thank you so much for sharing how you did it. Your layout, texture, colors and details are simply stunning. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Buttons Challenge.

Tamie DT

Jennifer Bradley said...

Gorgeous card and the chalkboard technique is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member X