Monday, January 28, 2013

Be Very Good

It's finally time for me to jump on the chalkboard bandwagon. After a false start a few weeks ago when I discovered my white ink cube was bone dry, I now have a new ink pad and Claire at Waltzingmouse Stamps encouraging me with this challenge     
With much of the emphasis of chalkboard art on varied fonts, I chose to work with stamps from  WM Stamps Santa's Coming to Town which has such wonderful fonts as do so many of Waltzingmouse Samps.. A few additional stamps from Very Vintage Labels #4 and Compliments of the Season finish my initial attempt at this technique. I followed Kelly Schirmer's advice of using a white pencil for shading rather than offset stamping.
I used a heat gun by Paper Studio and would love to know if you think another brand of heat gun would produce better results. I'd like to think the less than satisfactory embossing is the result of the tool; however, in all probability, it's the tool's operator;so I'd appreciate any tips for embossing.
Despite the faults I find with the finished product, I did enjoy this technique and will be using it again.

But this Monday morning, after a student holiday and two snow days, I have a morning of tutoring.
Have a good week,

Stamps: Santa's Coming to Town, Very Vintage Labels #4, Compliments of the Season(Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Fresh Snow Pigment Ink (PTI), Versamark Ink
Paper: Rustic White, True Black (PTI); Glitz Designs Noel digital paper
Other: Filigree Fine Detail white embossing powder, Filigree Border die (PTI), white Prismacolor pencil


  1. OOOh Gorgeous card Cammie, and yep I think I'll try the pencil technique - it looks good! I love your choice of tsamps! Thank you so much for playing along with me!

  2. I love it! Such a fun Christmas card. I do like the paper and pretty border too. I think you're right about using a pencil for the offset effect - you have so much more control.

  3. Oh YES! This is so awesome, Cammie! Love your shading...and the little details in between the images! THey remind me of a foggy windowpane on a snowy day :) What an awesome set of images for a Christmas card! And everything is spaced perfectly. This is vintage FAB!

  4. Oh, great choice of sets! I love the Christmas images for this technique! Your layout is perfect and I like the idea of shading with a pencil. I think it would be much easier so something I want to try next time.

  5. Looks beautiful! You chose a great set of stamps for this. Love that tiny dotted red paper and the at the edge. My heat gun is over 20 years old and works great. I will have to check what the name is . Hope you enjoyed your snow day.


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