Chalkboard backgrounds seem to be everywhere these days — this is one trend that shows no signs of stopping anytime soon! This makes me happy because I’ve loved chalkboard backgrounds for a good while now!
Today I’m sharing a thank you card and two Christmas cards for ya. (Yes, I got a little carried away, but this technique is just too fun. The results may differ a little each time, but they’re always cool.)
(Click on over HERE to see a list of all of the supplies that were used in the video.)
I wanted to mention that I’ve tried other white pigment inks with these techniques and I’ve found that the unicorn ink works the best for me. It’s a little drier and the the foam pad has less give to it which seems to make a difference in how the ink is applied to the stamp.
Now for a closer look at the cards! First up, the clean and simple “thanks card”. Just love this card so much! And I gotta say that it was a little overwhelming — and exciting! — as this was the first time I got to use the thanks and parenthesis stamps I designed!
In this card I stamped the background, then buffed the area with a paper towel where I added the message. Just love how the clean and simple card really puts the focus on the chalk background!
Next, here’s another card that I showed in the video — this one the unicorn ink three ways: first to stamp the background, second to stamp the Pen and Ink Fir, and finally to stamp the Merry Christmas and the ornament.
Kissing Pine Christmas
Last but not least, here’s the card where I switched things up and made a green chalkboard background, plus used the kissing technique for a double dose of chalkboard goodness!
Just had to mention that I’ve really gotten into using the Hero Arts metallic decor lately — love how they are flatter like enamel dots and easier to send through the mail than gems, yet still shiny. And that BasicGrey 25th & Pine paper is quite addicting, too!
NEW Warehouse Sale
One last thing before I go today — we’re having a NEW warehouse sale! Here are the newly added items — just click the link to add them to your cart:
- WS101 - Autumn Mix Mystery Box - A small box of seasonal stamps and accessories (including a sprinkling of Halloween and Thanksgiving). All stamps are guaranteed unique and are unduplicated in any other warehouse box. Valued at over $40. Free shipping included (US destinations only).
- WS102 - Cling Assortment Mystery Box - A collection of small, medium and large cling stamps. All stamps guaranteed unique and are unduplicated in any other warehouse box. Valued at over $70. Free shipping included (for US destinations only).
- WS103 - Woodblock Assortment Mystery Box - A collection of woodblock stamps of various sizes, including one woodblock stamp set. All stamps guaranteed unique and are unduplicated in any other warehouse box. Valued at over $80. Free shipping included (for US destinations only).
Thanks so much for joining me today, and hope you give these chalkboard techniques a try soon!