Thursday, March 27, 2014

Home Sweet Tent by Crystal

Hello I Brake for Stamps fans !!
It's Crystal here and today I have a how to for you .I just love the look of the Chalk Board technique but have never tried it , I did a little looking around on it and this is what I came up with for my take on this technique ..

First I cut my black card stock layer 4 ' by 5 1/4" , most people say use smooth card stock but when I made my first test card I only had textured and it worked fine too , but I was out shopping and got some smooth from Hobby Lobby on sale I bought the heavy weight . I then use a ruler and my white gel pen and made a border around it
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next I use my embossing buddy to take static away and stamp my Camping Floyd and Mary , (you can buy this by a single stamp or on a half sheet , I will link up below both ways) I use VersaMark to ink my image
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next I use white embossing powder to heat emboss my image
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I heat set my image
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next I sponge chalk ink in white around the edges and across the top over the image to give that chalkboard chalky powder look , now you can leave your image like this or you can step it up to the next level
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by coloring it with colored pencils I used prisma no shading just plain coloring , I added this layer to a white card base
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this one is the textured card stock layer
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this is the smooth card stock , can you see they are both great but I do like the smooth better after having them side by side  , but they do both work , just use what you have and it will be great ..
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I added stickles to fire and to soda cans
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inside I stamped my image again in a light grey so you can write over the top , I left it without sentiment , I am thinking this would be a great hello card while on vacation , we have a state campground near by and this card would be perfect for them to send home .
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thanks for stopping by and I hope you get to try this technique and have fun with it .Stay crafty my friends : )
Crystal Lopez -  DT for I Brake for Stamps

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