January 20, 2015

Easel Card says Hello to Chalk Ink!

Have you seen our new Chalkboard Paper & Ink at Stampin' Up! You can find all of these new products in our new 2015 Occasions Catalog and I have them all!

I played around with some of it today and this is what I made to show you:

And here are the steps I used to create my Chalkboard Easel Card:
  • Tempting Turquoise Cardstock measuring 4-1/4" x 11". Score in the center at 5-1/2" and fold. Using the Deco Labels Framelit Dies, place the die partially positioned at the bottom of the card and cut with the Big Shot Machine to form the legs of your easel. 
  • Ink up the Hardwood stamp using Tempting Turqoise Ink on the card base front.
  • Stamp the two images from  the Big Day stamp set (Sale-A-Bration Brochure) using the Yellow Citrus Chalk Ink. on a piece of Chalkboard Paper measuring 3" x 4".  Stamp the image with the word "celebrate" again on a scrap piece of the Chalkboard Paper using the Aquamarine Chalk Ink and hand-cut the celebrate banner. Glue on top of the chalkboard layer using Stampin' Dimensionals. Add the dots you see on each side of the cardstock layer using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and the Aquamarine Chalk Ink. Using a Blender Pen and the Rose Coral Chalk Ink, add squiggly's on each side of your Chalkboard Paper and also inside the word "CAKE" to add highlights.
  • Using Crushed Curry Cardstock, cut one using the Labels Collection Framelit Dies. Cut in half on the short side. Glue each piece peeking out on each side of the Chalkboard Paper layer. Glue in place on your card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Add a piece of the Crushed Curry Ribbon tied in a bow from the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (Sale-A-Bration) and place just below the Chalkboard Paper layer.
  • Add Candy Dots to the two Crushed Curry Cardstock layers.
Isn't this card so much fun? I love how the stamped sentiments look with the Chalkboard Inks. The permanent ink creates such realistic chalk effects. Here are all the Stampin' Up! supplies I used today:

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1 comment:

  1. Oh Debbie, this is a beautiful and fun Birthday card, what a great idea to make it like an easel. I've never really given the chalkboard technique a try but I have seen many, many gorgeous cards like yours, everywhere and now, I will definitely give it a try. I even have the Chalkboard paper, for goodness sake!!! LOL!!
    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card and for giving me that little push I needed to get out of my comfort zone and give this a try.


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