DIY Chalkboard-ish Card

Hey, everyone! Last week I shared a quick and easy watercolor/stamping card tutorial.

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Today I am going to use the same stamp and basic design but we are going to do it on black cardstock and give it a chalkboard-ish feel.

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I used a black Cardstock blank card to start. (Silhouette users, here is a previous post with a2 card bases cutting files). I took my clear Heidi Swapp stamp and stamped it onto a Versa Mark ink pad, then stamped on the paper. Versa Mark is a sticky, clear ink pad for embossing. It is kind of pricey and I tried to get away with a cheaper embossing ink pad but it just did not come close to Versa Mark’s awesomeness. Next I poured on white embossing powder, shook off the excess and heated it with my embossing heat gun. (Here is a previous tutorial in heat embossing if you need a refresher.) Next I used the polka dot stencil and filled in the polka dots with white permanent chalkboard marker around the stamped words. (You could use metallic markers if you wanna glam it up). I tied some cute black and white twine two times around the card and was done! Quick, easy, cute! There are so many different ways you can use the same products to make something with a totally different feel.

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Crafters, what are some ways you create new things from the same old stuff to keep things fresh?

Love, Sarah
Cate Crafts

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