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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A New Technique


....at least it was for me!! I learned this at the shoebox swap that I participated in at Convention this past summer, and then demoed it at my upline's meeting about 1.5 months ago. This card was such fun to make....and has re-surfaced on my desktop, so I thought it was time to share!!


You know how all of us stampers have chalk pastels? Well....when was the last time you actually used them?!! I know that I hadn't used mine in a long time. But this will have you dusting off those chalks and taking them out once again!!!
For this technique, you need White Craft Ink (Vanilla probably will work as well) and stamp an image onto a dark CS (such as Navy, Chocolate Chip, or, as in this case...Basic Black). Use a sponge dauber and chalk it up in your color of choice, and then, gently dab onto the ink while it is still wet. Dabbing is key, so you don't smear! For this image, I used More Mustard around the outside, or larger part of the flower, and then Really Rust in the center. Let the chalks set for a bit....maybe about a minute and then gently wipe off with a Swiffer. You can't see it on screen, but the image on this card is actually just a bit shimmery....don't know why that happens, but it is SOOOO pretty!! For a great tutorial on this technique, check this out. If you decide to try this technique, I hope you'll let me know...and share!!
Stamps: Fabulous Flowers, Sanded Background, Best Yet
Inks: White Craft, More Mustard, Basic Black
CS: More Mustard, Basic Black, Really Rust
Misc: Cutter Kit (for distressing), Pastels (More Mustard & Really Rust), Narrow More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/2 Pearl (Pretties Kit), Mini Glue Dots (for adhering pearl)

8 comments:

Christina said...

Gorgeous may need to play with my chalks now

Kathy W said...

good ol' trust pastels! like the pearl back touch in the center

Little Miss Sparkle said...

Love the soft muted colors of the flower on this card- great job! :)

Leona said...

I have used this before it looks great doesnt it..... i love the card you have made with the technique its fabby

Ed said...

I love your card - the colours are beautiful. I use my chalks a lot they create a softer image than inks sometimes....

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Love the card!
Lovely Autumn colours.

Julie

Anna Banana said...

That is a fantastic technique! I will have to give it a try! Looks like it should be easy enough to master :)
Thanks for sharing.
Anna Banana

Kerry D-C said...

Gorgeous!!! I can't remember the last time I used my chalks...

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