Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Stamp Club - February 2013

The past few months I really haven't had to come up with a lot of club ideas.  My club ladies keep giving me the ideas they want to learn!!
It is great!  
This month we had a request for the Chalk Board Technique.
I found two ways that people are doing this technique and while playing and creating the club samples I thought I would show them both ways then show them the way I preferred and thought that would get us the best results.

Here we go!!
Card #1
Upside down or not (darn blogger!) I will continue on!
Pool party card stock was embossed with the SAB folder.  SAB DSP (my FAVE piece!) to add some pattern and colour.  We also used the ribbon on this one.  LOVE LOVE LOVE that pack! We used island indigo to back up the black chalk board. On this piece of black card stock we stamped in our saying in versa mark and embossed with white powder.  Then we used the white water colour pencil to draw on and scuff up the board.  Then we used our newly made embossing buddies so make the chalk board look dirty and used.  I love the way the words really POP with heat embossing but wasn't thrilled with the embossing buddy/corn starch method (comes off easily)

Card #2
We used rich razzleberry card stock embossed with chevron.  The SAB DSP was used to add a pop of colour.  We used framelits to cut out black card stock AFTER it was stamped in white craft ink.  We used the white water colour pencil to outline the stamped words and make brush strokes across the black "chalk board." We also sponged the black card stock with white craft ink as well to really give the chalk board a dirty or used look. We dyed one of the flowers from the flower trim with rich razzleberry re-inker and snailed that on the front along with a few pearls of different sizes.  I wasn't liking the way the words fade into the background with this technique but loved the look of the used chalk board with the sponging.

SO!!!  We combined them!
Card #3
On this card front we used River rock and embossed it with the wood grain folder.  Cut out the center and mounted the black piece behind it.  
Using the SAB button and ribbons we decorated the chalk board and even used the SAB punch and DSP to hang a banner across the board. LOVE LOVE LOVE that DSP!!
For this chalk board we heat embossed the images/words with versa mark/white powder and then used the white water colour pencil to make lines create a real chalk board design.  Then sponged the whole thing with the white craft ink.  LOVE IT!  Perfect Chalk Board Technique!
I even used the JANUARY 25th anniversary stamp set all about birthdays and used four different stamps on ONE clear block to get my design.