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 /

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

Have a wonderful day ~

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It’s a Merry Medley …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Woooo … sorry about that! I had a sinus headache turn migraine yesterday and it won! I don’t normally get headaches, especially like that but I’m here today with the card that I promised.

We made 10 cards at the Holiday Reveal party that highlighted a number of the stamp sets. It was truly hard to choose which stamps to use, there are so many awesome sets and bundles this year!!

Today I’d like to share the card I created using the “Merry Medley” stamp. This is one background stamp … I choose to purchase the wood when it comes to background stamps because I like the weight of the wood.


I flip my stamp “rubber up” then ink it … today we used the Whisper White Craft ink on Basic Black Cardstock. I find this to be the easiest way to use the background stamps … by placing the rubber up and placing the cardstock on top, you have more control over the position and coverage on your card.

After picking my cardstock off of the stamp, I dipped it into White Embossing Powder, tapped off the excess and heat embossed it. I love the “white on white” look because it is more bold than if you use a VersaMark or other emboss pad … even though they work well, this is just my preference.

I teamed up the “Merry Medley” stamp with the “Holly Berry” Bundle. I punched out the Holly leaves and then stamped on them (usually I do it the other way, stamp first then punch) but with the photopolymer stamps, it’s just as easy to punch these out first then stamp.


You’ll see a strip of Real Red cardstock wrapped with the Old Olive Bakers twine … I added that to draw your eye to the cluster of holly leaves and it coordinates nicely with the red berries. The berries were created using the Rhinestones and a red Sharpie™. The entire front was matted with Real Red cardstock and mounted onto the Black base of the card.


The inside was stamped with Momento Ink and colored in with markers. Simple but colorful … if you don’t like to putz with coloring, just stamp your holly in green!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card … we sure had fun on Monday.  What a great group of stampers … Thanks.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope your day is a great one.


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