Monday, January 7, 2013


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
Today's idea is called the Chalkboard Technique.
You stamp your image(s) on black cardstock and emboss using white embossing powder.
Lastly, you ink around the edges of your completed piece with white ink, to resemble chalk dust.  I used a white frost cat eye ink pad.  Use your finger or a small piece of paper towel to smudge the ink around.
Sentiment is by Serendipity (145E)
The textured snow dot is an old stamp, but you can get the same result by dotting with a Versafine water mark pen and embossing with white embossing powder.
Here is a view from a distance.  Doesn't it look like a drawing on a chalkboard?

Here is a closup and card Recipe
Stamps - Deer, Penny Black Forest Friends (40-077)
Sentiment - Serendipity Stamps (145E)
Black and medium blue Card stock
Spellbinders M-Bossibilities(EL-014)
Impression Obession Pine Bough Die - (021-N)
White embossing powder
Black and white Bakers Twine
Hope you have a chance to try this technique.  It's fun and love the effect.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday.  Until later.........
Sue Drees


Sue said...

WOW!!! Such a fabulous technique, this looks amazing!

Hugs Sue

Turtle In The Sand said...

Sounds easy enough, but yours is awesome. It really does look like a chalkboard drawing. Thanks for your kind words on my blog. They were so comforting.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

It does indeed look like a chalkboard. I like the soft edges, Sue. Very cool card!

Dora said...

beautiful, first I thought that you draw this....and than I read that you stamp it and the lines with chalk. I never heard about this technique.
It looks really beautiful.

Claudia said...

Hi Sue, this is just a very elegant card. Yes, you are right it looks like a chalkboard and the effect is great.

Thank you very much for your lovely comment on my blog.

Hugs Claudia

Carol Hurlock said...

Oh my is this ever pretty. Why if it doesn't look just like a scene from upstate New York! Isn't that Pine Bough die gorgeous. I just had to buy one with my Christmas money. It's so detailed. Your card is a perfect winter wonderland. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.
Bear Hugs,