Wednesday, October 16, 2013

10/16 Chalk Talk & Everything Eleanor, Chalkboarding and Embossing Techniques

Good Morning Friends!

Just a quick project share with you..  Isn't this pretty? Chalkboarding is a hot trend right now in many different industries.  We made this card at embossing class last month, and it was one of my favorite projects.
To get started, here's a supply list.

Stamps: Chalk Talk and Everything Eleanor
Ink: Versamark Ink
Paper: Soft Sky, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, White embossing Powder, White Chalk Marker, Heat tool, Soft Sky Seam Binding, Chalk Talk Framelit Dies

Save 15% if you purchase the stamp set and framelits in a bundle!  Here is a link to that: Chalk Talk Bundle

Now Some Measurements:
Base Layer: Soft Sky 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded in half at 4 1/4"
Layer 2: Basic black 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer 3: (yours could be smaller) but I used a 1/4 sheet of Whisper white.  5 1/4" x 4"

Step by step:

Step 1: Start with the black paper and stamp the flourish from Everything Eleanor on your black card stock. 
Step 2: Pour the white powder on, and funnel the excess back into the jar and close it up.
Step 3: Grab a small paintbrush and brush any excess flecks of powder off where you don't want it on your finished piece
Step 4: Heat the White embossing Powder with the Heat tool until it melts.
Step 5: using the White Chalk Marker and a ruler, make the lines on the edges of the cardstock.  Note** it's much easier, to put the ruler on the "inside" edge of your cardstock and leave the part that is on the outside out when drawing the lines.  Set the Black Layer 2 aside for a moment.
Step 6: On the whisper white Layer, use an embossing buddy to swipe any imperfections off the paper, and wipe your fingers too.
Step 7: Stamp with versamark the main "tag image" from Chalk Talk on top of the Whisper white cardstock. 
Step 8: Pour the black powder on top, and funnel any excess back into the jar.
Step 9: use a paintbrush to brush off any pieces of excess powder before heating.
Step 10: Heat the Black Embossing Powder with the Heat tool until it melts.
Step 11: Use the  Chalk Talk Framelit Dies to cut out the focal point and set aside for a moment.
Step 12: tie a bow with the Soft Sky Seam Binding Ribbon, then run a 6" piece along the front of the card.  Attach to the back using two glue dots.
Step 13: Use adhesive to finish putting your card together, and glue dots to attach the bow.

I hope you are leaving inspired to try this technique out.  Embossing is one of my customers favorite techniques, because it's like magic!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Much Love,

Selene Kempton


Debra Anderson said...

Pretty, elegant card. I have read and re-read the instructions and don't see where to use the black EP from the list. Am I just overlooking something?