As a left-handed teacher (foreign language - Spanish and French, specifically) I always had a hard time writing neatly on the blackboard. I wanted to make my script picture perfect but alas it never ended up staying in a straight line.
I'm so glad the technique for creating a chalkboard message on a card is much easier and SO MUCH fun! Best thing about it is the smudges only go where you want them to.
Two things to note about this technique. First, you need to choose stamps that use a variety of text fonts. This took quite a bit of thinking time as I studied my sets and the words that would fit my theme. I ended up using three stamp sets for my "chalkboard" writing.
Shadowing is the second important thing to keep in my mind as you try this. I've seen many samples where the words were stamped once and then were stamped again just slightly to the side to give a shadowed effect. I wanted to simplify this card for my stamp club to make, so I used a white colored pencil to add a slight shading on some of the letters, instead of embossing twice.
Sponging on some white craft ink to look like chalk dust and adding doodling with a white pencil were the final touches. My doodling has a personality all of its own that makes me chuckle. The cute little "love" tag is from the Ciao Baby stamp set and don't you love the tiny label punch? Our yearly Sale A Bration promotion has begun and now you can earn the Petite Curly Label punch for FREE with a $50 order!
I used Jaydee's sketch at The Paper Players challenge.
I find it so hard to believe it's Wednesday already! Having Monday off threw me for a loop and I've been a day behind all week. I'll be back tomorrow with another sample from Leadership 2013.
All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Easy Events, Word Play, Petite Pairs, Ciao Baby
Paper: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Polka Dot Parade
Ink: Real Red, White Craft
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils, sponges, Petit Curly Label Punch, Owl Punch, Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon