Monday, January 7, 2013

Trying My Hand at the Faux Chalkboard Technique

I finally had some time to play around with my stamps!  And, although I really need to do more of it, it felt good.  I tried my hand at the popular faux chalkboard technique.  I think there is so much more that you could do with this technique than what I've done, but it was fun.

This first card was done using a stamp set I received at Stampin' Up!'s annual convention this past year.  It's called "I am..." and was the theme of the convention.  I thought the stamp set lent itself to this technique without really adding anything.  

This next card, I'm still trying to decide if I like.  The stamp set I used is called Layered Labels.  I used my trusty Big-Shot and the coordinating Framelits die to cut out the image.  The base card is a piece of Raspberry Ripple card stock.  To give it a little interest (and to try out a new tool), I added some texture using the new Borders Scoring Plate for the Simply Scored tool.  It takes a little getting used to since it's not quite the same as the straight lines or the diagonal plate. 

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Boni Montaño said...

Yeah! I love this technique! So glad you have inspired me! :)

Amy Taylor said...

I'm glad to have inspired you, Boni!