Last year I did a filming for “Show me how” the Craft TV show here in South Africa. I did a special little blackboard technique using my own version and original ideas. As i am passionate about inks and blind embossing using my Cuttlebug and so i combined these two into my own technique.
and then I did the same technique onto a tag
Here’s what you will need to create the technique
What you will need:
Black Versamagic ink pad
White wax crayon
Cuttlebug embossing folders
Folded card base
Patterned paper strips
Stamped tag or image
Thread and needle
- On a piece of white cardstock, emboss a pattern using the Cuttlebug machine and an embossing folder of your choice.
- Remove the embossed piece from the machine and place on your work surface. Use scrap paper or a craft sheet to protect your work surface.
- Remove the paper wrapping from a white wax crayon. Turn the crayon horizontal and on the long side run the crayon over the embossed surface to transfer the wax onto the raised areas of your cardstock. Make sure you get quite a bit of crayon onto the cardstock.
- Use the black Versamagic ink pad and tap it onto the entire piece of embossed paper. Make sure the entire piece is covered in a solid layer of black ink.
- Leave the ink to dry for a few minutes. Use an old lint free cloth and lightly buff the black ink. Some of the ink will be removed as it resists the wax crayon layer underneath. The buffing reveals some of the white crayon and the overall finished look is that of a blackboard.
- Trim the piece smaller to fit onto the front of your folded card base.
- Trim two strips of patterned paper smaller to fill in the bottom part of your card. Adhere to the card front and trim off any overlapping pieces. Ink the edges to cover up any cutting marks.
- Stamp tag image onto cardstock and adhere to the front of the card.
- Adhere buttons and add sewing to finish off the buttons.
- Add diamante and machine stitching to finish off your card.
- Adhere an insert inside of your card to hide any sewing.
I hope you enjoy trying your hand at this little technique – it’s so quick and easy!