Simple Card Ideas featuring the Chalkboard Technique

I had so much fun with the Chalkboard Technique this past weekend that I just had to share a few more card ideas with you! These quick and simple card ideas feature the Harvest Hellos stamp set. I thought it was perfect stamp set for this technique because I immediately connected the apple and chalkboard with card making for teachers.

Simple Card Ideas - The Chalkboard Technique

But you can also use this technique to create cards for any occasion. Certainly the pumpkin card ideas I am sharing today work well with the chalkboard technique. And I recently shared a few Christmas card ideas too. The Christmas cards featured the perfectly plaid stamp set and had a vintage style to them simply because of this technique. You can check them out HERE.

The Chalkboard Technique – Two Ways

The chalkboard technique involves the use of black card stock, white craft ink and a sponge. So today I want to share two quick and simple ways that you can use the chalkboard technique in your card making.

These first two cards feature the chalkboard technique on a 3 x 4 inch piece of black card stock. To achieve the chalk effect, simply stamp your images on the black card stock using the white craft ink. Once you have completed the stamping, sponge a bit of white craft ink all around the edges of the black card stock. That’s it!

Now the second way you can use the chalkboard technique, very similar to what I just described. You will stamp your images using the white craft ink and do a bit of sponging around the outer edges of the black card stock. The only difference is that this time you will also sponge a bit of white craft ink all across the black card stock. You can sponge the ink directly over the stamped images. The more ink you sponge on the black card stock, the more dramatic the effect.

Tutorial & Supplies

Now the cards in this video feature Harvest Hellos stamp set and the Apple Builder punch. But keep in mind that you can use this technique with any stamp set that you have on hand. 

Feel free to download the printable tutorial for a complete supply list and instructions for creating these cards. You will also find 3 bonus card ideas, Christmas cards, in this tutorial that feature the perfectly plaid stamp set.

And be sure to watch the video for some tips on using the chalkboard technique in your card making. Have a creative day! ~ Lynn

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