Thursday, 14 July 2011
Chalkboard pastel technique
Good evening all. I'd like to share a technique with you using a seldom-used product from the catalogue, the stampin' Up pastels. At £22.25 for all of the current colours (except the in colours) they are a bargain! I'd like to say a big thank you to Amanda Fowler at Inspiringinkin.com for her wonderful tutorial on the chalkboard technique used in this card.
Then ink up a stamp with the craft Whisper White ink pad and stamp onto the dark card stock. Here I used the Medallion stamp, and inked it slightly off the page.
Next you take the colours you want to use of the pastels and dab them onto the image. I used a sponge dauber and didn't rub the colours in, I used a kind of stippling effect as the ink is still wet.
Last, use a paint brush to sweep away the excess pastel dust and Voila you have a gorgeous card!
The yummy Night of Navy satin ribbon gives this card an extra sense of luxury, and the Regal Rose matting draws attention to the colours in the medallion. the best part about this technique is that no two cards will be exactly the same.
The greeting is from the oh so useful Oval All set and was really simple to ink up, stamp and punch put because of the coordinating products and gave the same chalky effect that the pastels give.
I hope that you liked the card today. You can order Stampin' Up products from me 24 hours a day, email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring me on 07795474490. Anyone who places an order with me this month for £25 or over will get free postage. If there are enough orders for hostess benefits then I will put your name in a draw, one for the stamp set and one for the free products.
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