Saturday, October 3, 2020

Sisterhood of Chalky Stampers

Welcome to a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! Edna and the sistahs are challenging you with C is for CHALKBOARD. It has been a loooong time since I've done the chalkboard technique! Once I reminded myself how, here's what I came up with:  

Not that this card is a suggestion; merely an observation. :D The sentiment is inked and embossed in white, and then I die cut the panel with a wonky stitched die. I used the same white ink to add the bat and ghost along with some chalky smears. I used a white pencil crayon to add a few extra lines. A little patterned paper and a black card base finished the card. 

Of course, once I'd remembered how to do the chalkboard technique, I decided to make more! 

I have most of a pad of 12" by 12" "chalkboard cardstock - and not a sheet of black in it! And yes, I have been in classrooms with green chalkboards, so this seemed a good choice. Once again, the main parts are embossed, then the little stars are not. I added pencil borders and shadings.  

One more!

This time I even found a sheet of "chalkboard" patterned paper! 

Of course there is a lot of chalky inspiration on the Snarky blog, from my sisters in snark and our newest Queen of Snark and guest designer, Michelle! Check it out and then join us! 

Supplies: (Halloween) Recollections black cardstock, Echo Park The Apothecary Emporium patterned paper, Crackerbox & Suzy Safest Day & MFT Frightfully Fun Halloween stamps, Brilliance frost white ink, Wow white embossing powder, white Prismacolor pencil MFT wonky stitched rectangle die; (merry & bright) DCWV All Chalked Up green cardstock, Pink Paisley Snow Village patterned paper, Neat & Tangled May Your Holidays Be & MFT Frightfully Fun Halloween stamps, Brilliance frost white ink, Wow white embossing powder, white Prismacolor pencil; (Santa) DCWV All Chalked Up red cardstock, Studio Calico Magical patterned paper, Unity Santas, Stockings, Candy Canes etc. stamp, Brilliance frost white ink, Wow white embossing powder, white Prismacolor pencil, Studio Katia iridescent ice flakes 

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Dotty Jo said...

I'm loving your trio of chalkboard beauties, Lindsey! You really are crafting up a storm right now, Jo x

Helen said...

Awesome chalkboard cards! And that first sentiment... well.. let's just say, I could do this for a few people I know! LOL! Have a super week! ((HUGS)) Helen

Barbara Godden said...

And now to comment on the overachiever....Fantastic chalkboard cards. Yes I remember green chalkboards too. nice to get working on your Holiday stash cards too.

Michelle N. said...

Wow, what great chalkboard cards! Wish I had that Halloween stamp for my own cards!

Joyce said...

Wow, Lindsey. So many fun chalkboard cards, including a stamp I remember from our 25 Tags last year. I'm glad to see the green ones....I had completely forgotten that when I was in school, many of the chalkboards were actually green.

JulieP said...

Overachiever! Lol! Love them all but the green one does being back school memories.

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous....simply fabulous!!!! Love your first card, so much fun. that never crossed my mind....thanks.

cm said...

Crushing over your chalkboard creations here! They remind me of my first years of teaching and the wonderful 'dust' of the chalk attaching itself to everything! And then came whiteboards...and smartboards...and computer interfaces for online teaching. Oh wait...did I just date myself? I digress...Love these!