Welcome to September’s Totally Techniques blog hop! I’m Lynsay Mahon from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
This month, our talented team are focusing on Anette Elias’ favourite technique: chalkboard.
To achieve the look of a chalkboard is really simple. Choose a dark coloured cardstock (Basic Black or Night of Navy work really well), and stamp your image using Whisper White Craft Ink. It has a very realistic chalk look.
For my project, I was inspired by my friend Krista Frattin, and how she used the Come Sail Away suite to make a fancy fold card. Although the fancy fold that I’m using is different than Krista’s, I loved the colour scheme she used on her project.
Here is my take on it:
Here you can see the chalkboard technique up close:
I used the Come Sail Away Memories & More pack combined with the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper. What a beautiful suite! I love the laser cut detailed paper in the Memories & More pack. You can see it peeking through the window of the card.
To create the border on the lighthouse, I used a technique that I learned from Stampin’ Up! this week. Turn over your die, trace it on your paper, and fussy cut it out. This will give you about a 1/8″ border for your die image!
What how fun this card is when you open it:
The inside is decorated with 3×4″ Memories & More cards and the stickers that come with it. I love that the images are already there and cut, so it’s easy to complete a themed look.
And when we open the white card on the inside, we find this:
I heard about this technique from Jackie Bolhuis. This card is really easy to complete. Simply use the Layered Square dies to cut out a centred square on the front. This is what I layered the laser cut paper with the knots over. On the inside, the white piece is a slightly smaller card (I used a piece of paper 7.5″x5″), inserted backwards, so the card opens to the right, instead of to the left. So simple!
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3 thoughts on “Totally Techniques – Chalkboard Technique”
A beautiful card, with a lot of inspiring details and tips! Great use of the Memories and More cards too!
Wow what a great way to use Memories and More cards! Thank you for the inspiration.
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