Chalkboard Embossing

100_5757Happy 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.

chalkStep 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.

100_5764 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.

100_5761Using 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. Chalk/Emboss the entire card front 2. Emboss your black cardstock and then chalk to highlight the raised image instead of the negative space

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I’d love to see how you use this fun technique so stop by our CURRENT CHALLENGE and link up your lovely projects that use products from companies Cropstop carries in the store! Hope to see you there!

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3 Responses to Chalkboard Embossing

  1. I love that look. What a great idea! And, your card samples are fantastic! I might give that a try too!

  2. So very creative to try chalk, I never thought about that, now I need to go through supplies and see if I have any sticks of chalk left over from my daughter when she was young 🙂 I really love the look on the thank you card!

  3. D.Ann C says:

    What a lovely technique! These are beautiful!

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