It’s time for another (our 3rd) WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS.
What is WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS? It’s not really about one thing in particular, but rather “the works” of a stamped card or project. Today we’re focusing on THE CHALKBOARD TECHNIQUE, but a variety of topics will be covered in this segment… from color combos to shaped cards to inspiration pieces to mixing and matching stamps and/or papers…and everything in between.
Here’s a card that I did for the DARE TO GET DIRTY Chalkboard Challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers…
This card uses words from the I LIKE YOU set on top of a black cardstock panel made to look like a chalkboard. Detail shot…
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What you’ll need:
Black (or dark) cardstock panel
VersaMark Ink Pad (or other ink that embossing powder will stick to)
White Pigment Ink
White Detail Embossing Powder
White Gel Pen
Stamp(s) (of course)
STEP ONE (no photo):
Stamp and heat emboss image or sentiment on black cardstock panel.
NOTE: You can just stamp something in white, but I like to have the embossed words, as shown, so they don’t wear away to much in steps two and three.
Apply white pigment ink to edges of cardstock panel. You can do this by directly putting the edge of your panels in the ink or by rubbing ink with your finger. Smudge the excess around the edges.
Get inky! Get some ink on your finger and smudge it all around the cardstock panel, rubbing it “in” in some areas and leaving it a little thicker in others. Don’t forget to go over/around the embossing (just make sure it is dry and set). This will give the appearance of a chalkboard that has been erased several times.
Draw decorative lines or dots on your panel. Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect, but if you want straight lines, use another sheet of cardstock or a straight edge. To create the rounded-in corners, I used a ticket corner punch on another sheet of cardstock and then traced around it.
TIP: Go back over your lines after tracing to darken and/or thicken them.
Tuesday Greetings Reverse Confetti family, friends and fans!
It’s TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY!
My card today is straight from the DARE TO GET DIRTY challenges over on Splitcoast Stampers. (Read more about all the fun and inspiring challenges HERE).
This one is for the “Ray of Light” challenge and these warm and sunny does of summer are the perfect mojo kick-starters. For the sun’s rays, I cut out a full sun from the Silhouette and then cut it in half and layered it for added dimension…
For the sentiment, I mixed and matched sentiments from both the Arrows ‘n Elements and I Like You sets, making the perfect one for this card that I plan on slipping to the Chief Party Pooper (read more about that HERE).
The aqua panel is stamped with VersaMark ink with the overlapping circles from Whole Lotta Dots…
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I’m keeping this post short and sweet. But, before I send you on way for the day, a couple of notes…
We wanna see your Reverse Confetti creations!! Upload them to the new link list posted Monday. The “find it fast” button labeled “‘Fetti Find” is over on the left sidebar gets to you to the current link list (fast!).
The new ‘Fetti Fave will be announced on Thursday! They will win the ENTIRE NEXT RELEASE!
Are you ready for the next SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY? Stay tuned for the new sketch on August 1.
Did you enjoy your weekend? Did you get any crafting done or take a dip in the pool, lake or ocean?
I am currently working on holiday stamp designs and was knee deep in all things Christmas over the weekend. It’s a little hard to get in the spirit of decking the halls when the mercury is pushing 100 degrees. My mojo was refreshed with a great time with friends and some time spent poolside on Sunday evening. I’m ready for a great week ahead and hope you are, too!
Did you see?…this week is DARE TO GET DIRTY over on Splitcoast Stampers. If you aren’t familiar with this exciting week that is chock full of fun challenges and awe inspiring inspiration, be sure to check it out HERE. Have fun and play along in those challenges with your Reverse Confetti stamps and then link up on the new link list for a chance to be the next ‘Fetti Fave and win THE ENTIRE NEXT RELEASE! I’ll be sharing some of my DTGD creations here on the blog later this week…and I hope you will, too!
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A couple reminders before I announce the ‘Fetti Finds:
1. New link lists are posted EVERY MONDAY! Come play along! (details below)
2. The ‘Fetti Fave will be announced July 31…will it be you?
3. The *new* SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY will be posted on Aug. 1
Want to be a ‘Fetti Find or even a ‘Fetti Fave? Check out these details…
Each Monday we’ll be posting:
The ‘FETTI FINDS from the previous week’s link list.
A new link list at the bottom of the ‘Fetti Find post. It will remain open through Saturday of that week.
<– FIND IT FAST: You’ll be able to find the current ‘Fetti Find post quickly by clicking on the button on the sidebar.
The last day of the month:
The ‘FETTI FAVE will be announced here on the Reverse Confetti blog. This will be one of the ‘Fetti Finds from that month and they will be chosen based on their project and creative use of REVERSE CONFETTI stamps. The ‘FETTI FAVE will receive the ENTIRE NEXT STAMP RELEASE and be invited to play along with the Confetti Crew for sneak peek days and the new release hop.
Just a couple of rules…
Anything goes, as long as Reverse Confetti stamps are the only stamps used OR are the main focal point of the project.
No limit to the number of projects linked, but they must be posted to your blog or gallery that same week (no linking older projects).
Are you enjoying the new segments here on the Reverse Confetti blog? Yesterday, I worked on a tutorial for next Wednesday’s Wednesday in the Works post. Confetti Camera will be on hold for a couple of weeks since the new Sketch For You to Try and monthly hop fall on the next 2 Thursdays. Stay tuned for more inspiration when we point the Confetti Camera on each of the Confetti Crew in the weeks following. While I have seen Susan’s space in person, I am looking forward to taking a peek into the rest of the Confetti Crew’s spaces; aren’t you?
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It’s Friday and that means it’s time for the WEEK IN REVERSE where we take a peek at what the Confetti Crew has been up to this past week.
Heather‘s dark based card with the pops of pink is just stunning!