|Chalk Embossed Card|
Pick a contrasting, in my case, a dark olive green, card base.
Cut a piece of contrasting, in my case, white, cardstock to fit the top of the card. If I were to do this again, I'd cut the white about one quarter of an inch smaller so as to show a larger frame of the dark colour border.
Emboss top of card.
Brush chalk on raised embossing. Use one or three colours. In this case I used a yellow-green chalk and an darker olive green chalk.
You can use:
- Pan Chalk, the brand I have is Pebbles Inc. Ikandee Chalks "Earth Tones" 42003.
- what we typically think of as "teacher's chalk", the brand I have is Prang Gallery AMBRITE colored chalk for papier 53012, or,
- Chalk Pencils. The brand I have is Faber-Castell PITT Pastel 1122-170 and 1122-174.
[I just did a Google Search for each of the product links I used. I get my supplies from a local art supply store.]
Then use a nesting set of dies to cut a frame from the center of the white embossed card stock. The set I used was Framelits - Labels Collection 125598, from my Stampin' Up dealer. Save the remaining frame for use on the inside if you like, or for another project.
Add a bit of bling a sentiment, and anything else you like on the inside and you're done!
|Sentiment, Owl and Feather stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ME-800|
--------------------------------------------Edited to add: click on the title above, it's a link to the video^^
I just discovered this video today and was impelled to try it as she said she was going to go over it again quickly!
I had some scrap tissue paper laying around and cut a 6 by 6 inch square and followed along. Too easy! If I can do it, you can do it!
|Crafting NOT at my crafting table!|
The smaller you cut your initial square, the smaller the bow. No more extra postage for mailing a card just because you wanted a bow for it!