Hello out there!
It's Amy, reminding you about little tangles, challenge 20:
I love this chalkboard trend!
It has definitely hit the paper crafting industry by storm and has managed to stay strong.
There are tons of tuts available on the chalkboard technique which include heat embossing and then going back and re-stamping your images to create a shadow effect.
I was going to show you that technique, which I would call the original version, but when I dug around for my white embossing powder, I couldn't find it. I'm in the midst of packing up all my crafting supplies from one space to another and let's just say, it's scary.
So, for those of you that follow my blog, you know that I typically fall back on the quick & easy version!
All you need: your favorite neat & tangled stamps and a good white ink pad:
I stamped the A Lot To Say with the white ink and fussy cut it out. Then I used Party Dots, the strip border dots along with the solid dots and randomly stamped. I stamped the banner and sentiment, and fussy cut it out.
Tip: use a dry baby wipe to smear white ink on your pieces.
I like the contrast of the solid black panel against the chalkboard pieces to really make them POP. Lately, the messier the better for me!
Earlier this year, I was a guestie on the Neat & Tangled blog. Here's a card that I created using the same technique:
It's quite a bit 'neater' than what I've been currently doing. I even took the time to do the white lines with a colored pencil!
This one posted last week for the current challenge:
So there you go...I can't wait to see how you're inspired by