Being a teacher I just love chalk boards. There is nothing better than writing on one, though they can be really messy with all that dust! I used to dream of being a teacher as a kid and had my own blackboard to play on. When I started teaching 16 years ago, I did have a chalk board, but they have all been replaced with white boards and interactive boards now – not quite the same to write on.
However, I can always recreate that dusty chalkboard look on my cards and that is what I have done today. To do this, I used a baby wipe and swiped on some white pigment ink onto the black card stock. The good thing about using a baby wipe is that you can always wipe off some of the ink if it is too much.
Before I go, I want to share with you a photo of my kids and I and a friendly specimen that visited our school today. There is no better way to learn than to do it the hands-on way. (For the record it was very heavy and very cold to touch!)
Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Doodle Flowers and Love stamp sets
Card: X-Press It Blending card, Black card stock
Ink: Versamark Ink, White pigment ink, Hero Arts Shadow ink – Butterbar, Pale Tomato, Green Hills
Other Supplies: Spellbinder circle dies, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-static pillow, Doodlebug sprinkles, Foam dimensionals, Baby wipe, Sponge Dauber
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