Sunday, January 27, 2013

Passion for Papertrey: Black and white challenge #1

Over at A Passion for Papertrey, the lovely and talented ladies have a new challenge featuring the classic combination of black and white.  I decided to finally try the chalkboard technique and have some fun with it.  I followed Betsy Veldman's tutorial for a Papertrey Make it Monday which was very helpful.  I kept it simpler with less blending for the look I wanted.
 I stamped a Natural Beauties flower and then Wonderful Words' sentiments with Versamark and then embossed with Zing white embossing powder.  Next I stamped the flowers and sentiments over top and slightly off with Colorbox Frost White Ink
I took a wet baby wipe with some Frost White Ink and swiped it around the edges.  I had originally tried blending with my fingers but it looked horrible so went with this instead.
I added a Recollections black sparkly embellishment to add a little bling and mounted the card front to a white shimmer piece of cardstock.

This technique was a lot of fun and I will be trying it again soon!  I made one more card while my supplies were out so make sure to take a look at it too. :)

Have you tried this yet?  Show me what you have created in the comments below or in my other post.  I'd love to see some more examples of this ...

Paper: black cardstock, white shimmer cardstock
Stamps: PTI Natural Beauties, Wonderful Words additions
Ink: Versamark, Colorbox Frost White
Misc: Zing white embossing powder; Recollections embellishment


Camilla said...

Its nice! Havent tried this tecnique yet

Jeanne said...

What a cool border - nice idea with the baby wipe!! I TOTQALLY have to try this now!

Caryn said...

Hi Cara - love your take on the challenge. I had a go at this technique myself but my results weren't half as good as yours!!
Thanks for joining us at A Passion For Papertrey. xxx

Suzanne Russell said...

Very pretty, Cara. I'm having fun with this technique myself. My card for this challenge is a variation on the chalkboard technique. I love the drama of a black background! Your card is a beautiful way to express the challenge.