Monday, March 31, 2014

TPE #244 {Chalkboard Technique}

Welcome back to my blog :) If you are looking for my Merry Monday post, please scroll down (it won't hurt for you to admire this new challenge here at The Pink Elephant while you scroll *wink*)


This week's technique challenge is "The Chalkboard Technique." I have to admit, I've admired so many cards using this technique, but I've never tried it. I was excited to give it a whirl...I went to You Tube and scoped out some vid's on how to do it and it looks easy enough. Uh *would have been* had I had the right ink - or enough of it. I dug out my SU! Whisper White Craft Ink pad and some black card stock and got busy.

My ink pad was not moist enough I don't think - the stamped image I was using was very dull - all the projects I've seen they are crisp, bright white. SIGH. I do not have a refill for the Craft White ink I had to resort to Plan B. Cheat. LOL

I dug out a 6 x 6 pack of MME paper called Chalk Studio and I used this image from it and smudged a bit of my WW ink on it with a sponge to give it that "just wiped" effect on a chalk board. I really do like how this turned out and I am excited to get better ink to try it "for real!" Here's my completed card:

I hope you get a chance to gather some supplies and come get inky with us - it's a messy but FUN technique! Come check out what the rest of the girls made for your viewing pleasure HERE. Happy crafting!!


  1. Love this! Great colors and your swipe of white worked great! Hugs - Tina

  2. You worked it out! There's always more than one way to get the desired result!

  3. Smiling right back at ya and a creation full of inspiration!

  4. This card totally makes me SMILE! Fabulous job with the technique!


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