Today I got inspired by a card I saw today to dive into my supply & make it with my own twist on it. Since I didn’t want to spend a crazy amount of dollars into the supplies used on that card I decided to use my own brain & find a way to do my own. And guess what? I love the results! Even more so than the one I was inspired by! So friends, I present to you my chalkboard style card!! Doesn’t it look like a real miniature chalkboard? I know right? I love how it turned out. So without further blabbering, here are the steps on how I made it:
1) First of all I used a woodgrain background stamp from Stampin up that I had on a light brownish card stock from Recollections. Then I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder from ranger using Versamark ink as the base.
2) Then I cut it into half inch strips. Since I was using the stamp which was already divided into approximately half inch wood planks, I used it as a guide and cut along those lines.
3) After that I cut strips of the same length as the wood plank cut outs from that same beige card stock.
4) Then I placed the wood planks in the position of a chalkboard & glued them with tombo mono multi glue. I used this one because it is a strong hold glue & is tacky as well which gives you a bit of wiggle room to move your pieces around before it dries which is always helpful (specially if you are like me an tend to move your project pieces a lot before deciding where to place them) 😉
5) Then I temporarily adhered the frame that I made from this on my craft mat with a washi tape (which peels off without any fuss) and placed the beige card stock cutouts that I made (which were on the non stamped piece) in the same formation by using the frame as a guide & made a replica of that initial frame that I made.
6) After that I cut a black card stock into 4.5 by 8 inches and scored it at 4 inches mark. Then I folded it along the score line. Then I glued the two frames I made on the front and back of black card stock. The stamped frame was glued in the front and the non stamped one on the back. And there you have it a chalkboard style card.
7) After that you can stamp some sentiment, or image or even write your own with white colored pencils, crayons, etc. Just customize it the way you want it 🙂
Tip: Instead of stamping the woodgrain background you can print out a woodgrain background from internet, use a piece of scrap paper with wooden background or even hand draw it. You don’t have to go out & buy a stamp to do it. I did it because I had it in my stash and I have been trying to find a creative way to use it. Hope to was helpful. Do share with me what you make on social media. Happy crafting!