Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Stippled Blossoms chalkboard-style

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Meanwhile, Stippled Blossoms is still the set that I can't get enough of and today I'm showing you how it looks stamped chalkboard style (if you've been on my facebook page, you'll know where the inspiration came from!) Come and have a look:

Chalkboard technique using Stippled Blossoms from Stampin' Up

It's easy to create these trendy chalkboard images: you just stamp in Whisper White craft ink, dry it off and stamp or colour over the top with markers. It gives a wonderfully chalky look!

Close up of chalkboard technique using Stippled Blossoms from Stampin' Up

I find it's best to use bright colours because the craft ink really fades them out to authentically chalky shades. I added the centres of the small flowers with my white gel pen.

Sentiment from Oh Hello by Stampin' Up

This bold sentiment has been stamped in versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I scored a frame round the front panel and sponged the edges with more of that Whisper White craft ink to add to the chalkboard feel. This sentiment never fails to make me giggle as it reminds me of Kenneth Williams! I shall be keeping it for when my daughter leaves home and I need to send her a note card as I know it will make her giggle too!

Here's what you'll need to make these cards
Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Oh Hello
Ink: Whisper White Craft ink, Melon Mambo classic ink and markers
Card stock: Basic Black, Whisper White (for lining)
Other: Simply Scored, White gel pen, versamark, white embossing powder, heat tool, stamp-a-majig
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I asked my youngest son if he remembered blackboards. "Oh yes," he said. "When I was in year 3 we had a Victorian day and they put a blackboard up instead of the whiteboard and gave us all slates to write on!" I began to feel ancient at this point and hobbled through to the kitchen to make a revivifying cup of tea!

It's Three Minute Thursday tomorrow and I wonder if you can guess what set I'll be using...?! See you tomorrow,

18 comments:

  1. wow Vicky, you really nailed this technique! Beautiful!

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  2. OMGosh Vicky - another stunning idea to try. Such a beautiful result!

    I did grin at the sentiment - can just picture Kenneth Williams when he used to say that :) And, sigh, I do remember having a little slate to write on - now very aware of why my Dad used to to roll his eyes and sigh when I solemnly asked 'Daddy, tell me about the Olden Days'!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  3. Beautiful effect Vicky. I love that you've created it and it still looks elegant, not messy! If you know what I mean!! x

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  4. I love what you are doing with this set Vicky - the chalkboard effect is stunning - might have to have a go at this myself - Jacqueline xx

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  5. Lovely card Vicky and a fabulous technique

    Anne

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  6. Love this technique, Vicky. It gives such a lovely chalky effect. Gorgeous card! x

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  7. Wow - way to rock the chalkboard technique - don't think I've ever seen it used so soft and delicate - it's just stunning!
    Tara
    x

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  8. Really love this chalkboard card Vicky - beautiful!
    Curious, did you use the embossing buddy all over the card front or something else?
    Thank you!

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  9. What a fabulous technique Vicky-love how you made this-it is very effective :)
    Ah,i can feel your pain-i often have conversations with my daughter who stands wide-eyed with her credit card sized phone as i tell her that the first mobile phones were bigger than your hand and had to be carried in a bag !!
    Nessa xx

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  10. Vicky,

    Love the chalk board look. Outstanding idea....I too love the stippled flower and can't get enough of it. Thank you for the idea!! Cindy

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  11. Gorgeous Vicky! I really do have to order that set!! Where is the link to your shop?
    Lizy xx

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  12. Another beautiful beautiful card, love this blackboard effect

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  13. Gorgeous Vicky, I love the effect you've achieved here. Loving what you've been doing with this set. I've had to put it on my wish list!

    Kat xx

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  14. I just love this card. Always grateful that you detail how you did it. We were out for dinner with some friends recently and their 12 year son was playing with his cell phone. I mentioned to him that when I was a youngster I could never leave the house without a dime in my pocket in case I needed to use a pay phone to call home. He leaned over to his mother to ask “What’s a pay phone?” Do you have anymore of that tea? I could use some :)

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  15. Vicky, this is a great technique with a lovely end result, and I think I'll have to give it a try someday soon!.

    Bev x

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  16. I have been admiring the chalkboard effect around the web. I have just received a craft ink pad from stampin up and will be playing with it this weekend - thanks for inspiring me to have a go! Lovely card as always. x

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  17. Yours is the most authentic looking chalkboard I've seen Vicky.. I love those dusty colours and the perfect font on the sentiment too for this technique :0)
    jenny x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x