Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sweet Stamps-Chalkboard technique

The challenge at Sweet Stamps for the Month 9/15-10-14 is Chalkboard Technique Stamping.

 I made napkin rings and place cards- currently there is no name on them- just add that with your White paint pen when you are ready : )

The Technique Junkies taught Chalkboard Stamping (April/May 2013 newsletter), and that is the method I use.

Here is how I made the napkin rings:
-Cut strips of cardstock 1 1/4" wide x's 5 1/2 " long
-I ran the cardstock through the paper crimper (or you can score it every 1/8").
-secure the ends together- I did not use brads or staples, as I worry they will grab on the napkin fabric or paper.
-decorate the top to your liking

For the placecard:
- choose what size you would like to have -cut cardstock.  I used cardstock that is    4 1/4"x 5 1/2"
-Score at the center- but ***just at the sides*** so you can have a landmark for where the place card will fold.
-Stamp your designs on black cardstock- use the antistatic pad first. Emboss with White EP.
-finish scoring across the remainder of the placecard ***DO NOT fold it yet
-cut out the areas above the score with an exacto knife
-Now you can fold the place card in half.
-doodle, add white ink, embellish, add the name of the person in white paint pen.

I used a black spider brad, covered it with Piccolo Enamel and Embossing Powder Adhesive, added Piccolo Girl's Night Out Enamel EP-and Embossed. It's very sparkly- and what a cool accent!  You can also see in the picture the cat has green eyes and purple rhinestones on his hat.

Products I used from the Sweet Stamps Store:

We have a weekly challenge and a monthly technique challenge. Our winners are chosen by and if you use a Sweet Stamps image, your entry will count x's 2!

Sweet Stamps has a Pintrest board HERE

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Vandicrafts- All Hallows Eve
Art Impressions- Orange, Purple or Black

Thanks for stopping by!


Unknown said...

Very creative! The chalkboard technique is so much fun! Very cute. :) Thank you for sharing on Vandicrafts' Artistry Challenge
Melissa - Vandicrafts

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow, these are ingenious Shelly, and so attractive.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly, I've been noticing a lot of chalkboard cards... but never thought to make placecards with the technique. Yours are oh-so-cute! You inspire us with your creativity!!!

Pamellia said...

These are fantastic Shelly! What a great Halloween project, very creative! Love your napkin rings too! hugs :)

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

What a grand idea. You really got creative. You're such an inspiration.

Roxie said...

These are so cute! I like the way you presented the chalkboard technique.

Anne Temple said...

This is so cute and creative! Love your idea!

MiamiKel said...

Outstanding Shel! What a fun idea to make place cards! I made one too, lol ... But for cooking ❤️ I love the chalkboard look and you've mastered it!

jimlynn said...

Great project Shelly! I need to get busy on something like this for Thanksgiving. Love the place card and it was a great idea to use the chalkboard technique!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow these are SO ADORABLE Shelly!! I love doing this technique!! Really fun Halloween theme too! HUGS

Dr Sonia S V said...

How these are so super cute I read somewhere-- Cuteness overload at its best!
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Sandy Fredrick said...

What a neat idea for place cards. Love the witches hat on the napkin rings. Spooky!!!!

Karen Day said...

What a sweet table setting, Shelly! Thanks for joining our Orange/Purple/Black challenge at Art Impressions!

NanaConnie said...

These are adorable place settings, Shelly! One of these days, I have to learn the chalkboard technique. It always looks so intriguing but I have never tried it.

Jo said...

Adore these! What a cute and qwirky idea.

Thanks for playing along at MTTC this week :)

Penny said...

So, so cute! Love those place cards--fab designs! And the napkin rings are simply darling! :^)
Hugs, Penny