Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Chalkboard Technique - Word Art Valentine

It has been some time since I have posted here. My father passed away earlier this month after a 3 month battle with cancer, so I haven't spent much time in my craft room. Things are slowly getting back to normal, so hopefully I will have more time to create.
Today, I wanted to share this card with you. I love the look of the chalkboard technique, so this weekend tried my hand at it. You can find great instructions here by Betsy Veldman . I also love the typeset style or word art type stamp sets, however I don't own any, so I decided to make my own. I pulled out all of the stamps that I thought might have a word or expression that would work and proceeded to place them on my largest block. After trying the stamp out with regular ink first and a number of tweeks and adjustments I was ready for the versamark and heat embossing.

Supplies - A2 Size
Paper - DP- For Always, Ruby CS, Grey Wool CS (CTMH), Black CS -?
Stamps - A1094 - Make My Day, B1315 - Code It, C1422 - Unity, C1494 - Card Word Puzzle, D1222 - Tiny Typewriter Alpha, D1254 - Soul Mates, D1300 - Circle Around, D1348 - Priceless Love Word Puzzle, D1460 - Love Ya, D1506 - Family Love, S1112 - Mad About You (CTMH), Vintage Labels 4 (Waltzing Mouse)
Ink - White Daisy (CTMH), Memento Tuxedo Black, Versa Mark, White Embossing powder, White coloured pencil
Accessories - Black Hemp, studs (CTMH), button - ?