Friday, February 22, 2008

Chalk Background Card

I used a chalk background technique to make this card. I started off with white cardstock and took my chalks in yellow and two shades of green and scraped the sides with an exacto knife so the powder falls onto my white paper. After I have scraped all three colors, I rubbed diagonally using a cotton ball to completely cover my quarter sheet of paper. Set this aside and do the same with 2-3 different shades of pink. When done take the papers outside and spray with gold glitter spray and let dry. You can't see the sparkle on the scan, but the paper is beautiful. Then stamp the "thank you" by Stampendous with black VersaFine ink, heat set, cut out and layer onto black paper. Cut down the remaining green paper to fit onto a small black card and mount pieces as shown. The pink thank you is raised using foam squares.
This technique is great to use when you don't have the right colors of decorative papers, just make your own!
Recipe
Stamp- Stampendous
Ink- black VersaFine
Paper- black and white
Plus- chalk, gold glitter spray, flowers- Hero Arts, ribbon, foam squares, pearl- Hero Arts

12 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

O My jamie - I love this card - it is gorgeous! I may have to dig my chalks out .... if I can find them - it has been a while!!!

SBS-13

Cheryl said...

Great card! I haven't played with my chalks in a while either.

Cheryl said...

Very Cool! That sounds like a great technique to try!

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

What a brilliant idea! It's been such a long time since I have played with my chalks. Wish I could see the glitter irl... bet it's really pretty. Will have to give this technique a try.

Toni said...

Dontcha just love chalk? Miss Veronica sent me a Stampin' Pastels chalk palette, and boy do I use and abuse that baby! This card is lovely!

LaY hOoN said...

This is beautiful.
Like the way how to put them into focus.

Lesli said...

Very cute card - I love the whole look :)

Veronica said...

I love chalks and love to use them on shrinky dink since it makes the colors just pop. This is awesome.

Carolina said...

This is just lovely! You are so making me want to take out my chalks. Love the color combo, the yummy ribbon and layout...just so pretty!

jo said...

Great card Jamie and fab technique! Must try it some time :)

Juliann said...

Cute card! Love the layout too! I should dig out my chalks too! I tend to forget how versatile they are!
TFS!

"Jany" said...

This one is great! I do really love it! I've done something similar and love to be able to create my own background!