Happy Hearts Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have two techniques in one card for you; the Chalkboard technique and the “Coloring Embossed Images” … and together they just pop off the page! This is the card I created for my technique Tuesday LIVE last night, but I have a surprise … I have the other card that I suggested on the video! I am using the PUNCH PARTY stamp set again.

Kick back for a moment and watch the video (only about 20-25minutes) …

Such fun and easy techniques that together really make the card pop. The second card that you see is using the technique of coloring the “mat” multiple colors … I think it turned out pretty good. I just ran the Stampin’ Blends around the edge of the mat and then I ran the “Color Lifter” over it all to lighten and blend the colors together better.

Before placing the heart down onto the card, I wrapped some of the Bakers Twine from the “Snailed It” suite just to added a little extra texture and fun to the card. I really do like how the multicolored “mat” turned out… it draws your eye all around the card!

I hope you enjoyed today’s technique share and that you give it a try! It really is as easy as it looks, and you end up with a colorful FUN Card!

Thank you so much for joining me today, I’d love to hear what you think about these two techniques.

Have yourself a day that “makes your heart happy” ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Technique Tuesday: Chalkboard Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a technique that was “HOT” a few years back but I still like to use!  Some stamp sets seem destined for this technique and I think the Little Ladybug is one of them.  The hand-drawn designs in this stamp set are a perfect match for the Chalkboard Technique.

I began by coming up with the layout I wanted to use … my Basic Black cardstock was cut just slightly bigger than my block: 5″ x 3-3/4″ so when I assembled my stamps onto my block, I knew how they would look on my cardstocd!  Here is a picture …

I even set the ladybug onto the block so I knew she would fit on there with the rest of my images.  Once the layout was set, I inked up my stamps with the White Craft Ink and then I embossed it with the White Embossing Powder.  You don’t have to emboss to get the Chalkboard look … but I like the bolder, brighter lines that embossing gives you.

Next, I used my Embossing Buddy and dragged it over the entire background to look like someone had just tried to clean their blackboard with a dirty eraser! lol

Time to create our ladybug. I choose the one that looks a little shy because it reminds me of my shy little granddaughter Lilly ❤ This will be her birthday card.  I stamped her with the Momento ink pad and colored it in with the Cherry Cobbler duo … then I used the Shimmery Crystal Effects to add some shine along with a sprinkle of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter …  Lilly loves sparkle. Yes, I added even more glitter!

DID YOU KNOW … they have coordinating dies to go with the Little Ladybug stamp set!! Here is a list of all the supplies used:


The background was easily created with Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Momento ink pad, and the eraser on the end of a pencil … ink it up and use the eraser like a stamp, it works great to create those ladybug dots.

I want to thank you for hanging out with me today … I hope you’ve learned how fun and easy it is to create with the Chalkboard technique. The line images in the Little Ladybug stamp set really makes the Chalkboard technique and Little Ladybug stamp set a perfect pairing.

Have a great day! Linda

Check out the Chalkboard Technique …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a short video for you to watch that shows you how easy it is to do the Chalkboard Technique.  There are several ways to do it … you can choose which works best for you.

Supplies for this technique are very basic … Black Cardstock, White Craft Ink and your favorite stamp set. Let’s watch the video and then I’ll share my card with you ~

Our trainer Andrea shared in the video that you could also emboss with this technique, that is actually my preferred way to do the Chalkboard technique. I emboss white on white … White embossing powder with the White Craft Ink, then I use the Embossing Buddy for that chalky look!

Here is a card that we did at one of my Stamp-a-Stack events using the chalkboard technique.


I would love to see what you’ve come up with.  Share it on my facebook page or by e-mail / lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com

Thank you for taking time out of your day to visit my blog.

Have a wonderful day ~

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I Made This Just for You!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’m excited to share today’s card with you! First, because we all need birthday cards, second, because I made it with some really cool new products and it was fun to do!

I started with the “Balloon Bash” stamp set from the Occasions catalog – pg. 13. It’s such a fun stamp set and can be used for any gender at any age … from 9 month to 90 years (and beyond!)


Well … then I knew I wanted to do the “Chalkboard” technique because Stampin’ Up! introduced “Chalkboard paper” … It works so nice, and is a bit heavier than regular cardstock. You can find it on page 25 with the new Chalk ink (but that’s another day – lol).

I started by wiping down the Chalkboard paper with the embossing buddy, then I inked up my stamp with the White Craft Ink and embossed with the white embossing powder… this gives you a very bold image, AND it allowed me to color the banner with the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities pen! I love the way it pops!!

The embossing buddy adds to the “chalkboard” look, however if you want a bolder look of “chalk” you can use the White Craft Ink and sponge it on lightly.

Once I finished that, I needed to mount my project, but I wanted more than just a plain background so … I went to the new paper stack “Staked with Love” and picked out the XOXOXOXO pattern! Who doesn’t want “Hugs & Kisses” on their birthday!


I don’t know about you … but I think this card is so stinkin’ cute! It was FUN and easy to make too!

I appreciate you stopping by to see me today. Let me know if you have any questions with the technique or products I used to create the card.

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