Technique Time Tuesday we have issued the 'Chalkboard' challenge. This technique uses dark card, white embossing powder and white ink.
There is a very good video tutorial on the challenge blog so pop over and take a look, this really is a simple technique with a great effect.
I found it easier to use acrylic stamps for this although it can be done with rubber, it just takes a little more care when lining up your shadow effect. All these stamps are from the same set. I planned my finished image by laying up the stamps on a large acrylic block and doing a practice stamp on some scrap paper, I had to move a few things around until I was happy with the final image.
I chose to use black card but any dark colour would work. It's a very good idea to use an anti-static pad before stamping just to make sure there are no 'extra bits' in your design. I used Perfect Medium ink and Cosmic Shimmer True White embossing powder, I also heated from underneath so as not to blow specks of powder into the wrong areas.
I have covered the card blank with some map scrapbook paper, it was quite bold so I've toned it down by blending white ink over it which has given it a hazy look. To finish I have used some kraft card and a ticket stamp to add my sentiment.
Please pop over and see the other creations by the design team, there's lots of inspiration. I hope you decide to try this technique and join in the challenge. I'll definitely be trying some more cards like this.