Friday, April 19, 2013

JAI 162 Just add a technique you have never tried before

Hello there,
well we have a fun challenge for you at Just Add Ink this week. It's Just add a technique you have never tried before. Now I've been paper crafting for a good 7 years and there are always lots of things I still have on my try one day list. So this is a good time to check your list and then go play!!

As you can see I just couldn't resist taking the "chalkboard" technique for a spin. I had stamps sets all over the table mixing and matching and playing with the arrangement till I was happy. It was lots of fun though and very effective. The mix of white embossing, white ink and white (and coloured pencil) adds so much detail and depth. I might have got a bit carried away with some of my doodling though! As my starting point I checked out a great tutorial by Betsy Veldman, you can find it here.

So why don't you join in the challenge this week and have some fun trying out something new! Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT for some awesome inspiration too :) Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Vintage Labels, Mini Blooms, Fillable Frames #11, Half and Half, Tiny Tags, Big Birthday Wishes, Just the Ticket
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Versamark, Whisper White
Accessories: (Half and Half dies, Fabulous Frames die, Raseberry Fizz patterned paper - all Papertrey Ink) Itty Bitty shape punches, White embossing powder, Rhinestones SU! and Kaiser, white and pink pencils, sewing machine, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. It certainly shows, that you had a lot of fun making this card, Kim! It is absolutely gorgeous. The pinks look fabulous with the chalkboard panel.

  2. Kim this is stunning ... it certainly has the wow factor - good for you - Im going to give it a go, thanks for the inspiration. cheers Andrea & the dogs!

  3. Wow - I'm super impressed with this card Kim! I haven't tried this technique myself, but you've totally aced it!

  4. This has to be one of the most impressive examples of this technique l have seen Kim! Everything is perfectly balanced and beautifully stamped, it's awesome! xxx

  5. Oh, I just have to give this a go. I love the collage stamping on the chalk board and the contrasting bright pinks.


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