One of the techniques I learned in the Studio Calico Inked! class this week was chalkboard stamping. I thought it would be the perfect thing to use for my brother-in-law's birthday card. I've also been learning a lot of watercolor techniques in Summer Card Camp 2, so I used a little bit of that too, for my background. I used a watercolor pen with a refill of Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores Ink for the watercoloring.
To make my chalkboard accent, I arranged a bunch of different My Creative Time Stamps on some black Papertrey Ink cardstock. Before stamping, I used my ekSuccess powder tool, which served two purposes: keeping the embossing powder from sticking where I didn't want it and giving the paper a chalky look! I stamped a couple of images at a time with Versmark ink and heat embossed them in white embossing powder. Once I finished them all, I used Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow ink and stamped each image again, slightly offset. I also inked around the edge of the paper. I think it's a fun technique that allowed me to use lots of my favorite stamps!
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