Friday, August 6, 2010

Chalkboard - Fireworks

I found this card the other day. My Stamping Club made it as one of their June projects. Though the 4th of July holiday has passed this technique is a fun one.

The chalkboard technique, also called black magic, is a way to have a light colored image on a dark colored background. The process is simple and the results are fantastic. When I saw the "July Fourth" stamp set in the Summer Mini Catalog, I immediately thought of this technique. One of the benifits of craft ink is that it takes time to dry. This makes it perfect for embossing or the chalkboard technique. You simple stamp the image in white craft ink onto your cardstock. While the ink is still wet, you dab it with your stampin' pastels. You can use the applicators in the pastel box, a spounge dauber or a cotton ball. Collect the pastel on your choice of applicator and dab it on the craft ink. The pastel will adhere to the ink. Once you have the color on you can wipe the area with a clean tissue to get rid of any excess pastel dust.

Stampin' Pastels (#120962) are now available in the new Color Collections. If you have a recently retired set of pastels you simply need to purchase the color kit (#120963) to bring them up to date.

Products Used:
Stamps: July Fourth (Available till the end of August in the Summer Mini Catalog)
Colors: Real Red, Basic Black, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Accessories: White Craft Ink, Stampin' Pastels, Scallop Circle Punch, Rhinestone Brads, Curly Label Punch, Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

1 comment :

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

ooooo, Kathleen, this is stunning!