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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Create & Share ~ Chalkboard Technique

In order to learn new creative ideas, I enrolled in the Create & Share Cardmaking workshop offered at Big Picture Classes.  This online class includes 12 lessons with inspiration and instruction to complete 36 cards during the 6 week workshop.  The classes are informative and it is very easy to adapt the sample project using supplies already on hand.  So not only will I learn new techniques and create a variety of cards to use during the year - but I will also clear out some of my "stash" of supplies and embellishments.  It's a win-win situation!  

Lesson 1 introduced a Chalkboard technique.  It is a fun technique combining white embossing with some white school chalk and a white paint pen.  In place of the white paint pen, I used the Chalk Marker available from Close To My Heart.  

My first sample uses an image from Cross-Stitch Wishes and is combined with papers from the Sarita kit.  

My second card uses Banner Wishes for the chalkboard technique.  A small Paper Pouch is used on the front of the card, which is the perfect size to hold a gift card.  Sarita papers are used for the card base.  

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
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