Friday, May 10, 2013

Creating Cards with White Ink - Faux Chalkboard Technique

Just Us Girls are enjoying our usual rotation of challenge premises: it's TECHNIQUE time! 
This week, our dearer than dear, Tangii, is hosting this timely and FUN challenge, and YOU
 are invited to play with US!  Have you SEEN all the fun looks with chalk on Pinterest and
even in your local GROCERY store!  The look is SMOKIN' hot and we're translating the
satisfaction of creating a faux chalkboard/use of white ink, into paper-crafty delight!

Opaque white ink is one of the BEST developments in the crafting world, ever!
Why don't you get inky with us!

I'm sure you have your favorite, but my fave WHITE craft ink  is from Wplus9 Design Studio
 - the most perfect ratio of ink, pad and perfection!  It's my go-to stamping ink! ~ LOVE!~

I save my older, white pads for distressing backgrounds, such as this yummy
hounds-tooth texture ...  What's that I said?   WHITE ink - God's gift to crafters!

Other tools to love {HOARD!} - CHALK pencils!  {Yes, please!}

And straight, crafting/pigment ink, direct to black cardstock...
 purrrrr, purrrrrrr AND meowwwww!  {Me LIKEY!}

What about YOU?  Are you sold yet?  Need more stimuli?  And assortment of gorgeous
ideas and inspiration-a-plenty...   Check out the BEAUTY and talent of the Just Us Girl's
team!  They are, simply, BRINGIN' it, my friends!   CHECK 'em OUT!!!!!

Here's to a super delightful crafty day in YOUR future!
We'd love to have you share your beautiful work with us,
and THANK YOU for allowing us to create and entice
with YOU in mind!  Stamp ON, friends!

Supplies - 

C/S - Wplus9; Stampin' Up!
D/P - Allison Kreft Designs
Stamps - Wplus9 Design Studio
Ink - Wplus9 Design Studio, S/U!
Ribbon - S/U!
Button - Buttons Galore & More
Die Cut - Wplus9 Design Studio


Vicki Dutcher said...

WTG gf! This is wonderful!!

Marisa said...

You did a fabulous job with this challenge, Elise!! Love the chalkboard technique you used to perfection!! Lovely card you purring and meowing girl you :)

Nancy said...

Elise...I just love reading your are so clever with your words! Have you every thought about writing a book? If not you should! Your ideas are some I have never thought of! Going to try inking an embossed background....why didn't I think of that! DUH!
Have a great Sunday! Wonderful card!!!

Lisa Kind said...

Gorgeous! I love the chalkboard technique you used! Such a pretty card!

Jeannie said...

This is so pretty! All of the lovely colors are so eye-catching.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie Thomas
Dragonfly Journeys