blackboard and banners are all the rage blackboard style

This card features a couple of different things that are super popular in the stamping world right now: banners and a blackboard (or chalkboard) look. This is another card that I created for a technique article that I wrote up for the demonstrator forum that I belong to, and the members were excited to see how easy it is to create this look. The color scheme is based on some of the colors in the lovely Sycamore Street DSP that is available right now as a Sale-A-Bration free choice. I'm pleased with how my first blackboard attempt turned out, and I hope that you'll give it a try, too.

Here is how to do the blackboard/chalkboard technique:

  1. Stamp a line art image with white Craft ink on black cardstock and heat emboss with white embossing powder.
  2. Use a sponge dauber to rub some white Craft ink around on the black cardstock to create the chalky residue look on the paper.
  3. Add doodles or lines to the cardstock using the white pencil in the Watercolor pencil set. I added the accents on the edges, but I've seen free form doodles, too.

I used the following materials to make this card:

  • Stamps: From My Heart
  • Ink: Whisper White Craft
  • Cardstock: Basic Black, Summer Starfruit, Rich Razzleberry
  • Accessories: Sycamore Street DSP, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Watercolor pencils, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch, White Bakers twine, Metallic brads