Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Chalkboard inspired card by designer Melinda Spinks

Hello and welcome to the Hampton Art blog... it's Melinda with you today and I'm sharing a card that incorporates one of the many trends making the rounds at the moment - the faux chalk board. I have often admired chalkboard projects I've seen on Pinterest and never really found the opportunity to give it a try. However, I really didn't have any excuse when the gorgeous new Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup Chalkboard Flags were produced.

The faux chalkboard was simply a matter of using a good quality white ink when stamping the image and then having some fun making a few smudges and smears. Simple but really effective!

I kept the black and white theme consistent across the card except for a touch of aqua to act as a highlight in breaking up the monotone.

SUPPLIES | Stamps:
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup - Today is Full of Possible (JB0200)

Colorbox Pigment Ink - Frost White

Hampton Art/Ki - Modern Elegance Paper Pack (WM0985)
Hampton Art/Ki - Modern Elegance Sticker Flip Pack (WM0993)
Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup - Chalkboard Flags (JB0106)
Hampton Art/Ki - Pastel Cardstock 6x6 Paper Pad (WM1060)
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Doodlebug Mini Pearls