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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Tutorial How to Chalkboard using Wood Stamps

Hello My Dear Stamper Friends:

Here it is the Tutorial that I promised you Last week;

how  to make a
"Chalkboard" card 
using various sentiments 
in wood mount rubber stamps

chalkboard sentiments using Memory Box stamps

These stamps are from the NEW Spring release from Memory Box: love the sayings, the fonts with that extra bold word  and the little extra stamp that comes on the side of each main saying.

Step 1:
- Choose your stamps (my design uses 6 different sentiments)
- Choose the base where they will be stamped (square postage die)
- First, stamp them on a draft paper to see the placement
(on the right you can see my first attempt, It did not worked ... the second one was the final design)

chalkboard card using Memory Box wood mount stamps

Step 2:
- Using the "stamp-a-magij" (stamp positioner) start stamping each sentiment  according your design with "Versamark" ink and then heat emboss with white embossing powder.
Each sentiment at at time.

How to use the Stamp positioner or "stamp-a-majig": 
- place the corner "arm/elbow"against the corner of the acetate/plastic sheet
- stamp on top of the clear acetate: making sure to place the wood mount stamp against the "arm/elbow" (see photo)
- LEAVING in place the "arm/elbow" in position, lift stamp
- remove acetate/plastic sheet (LEAVING in place the "arm/elbow" in position)
- stamp the sentiment, onto the paper making sure to positioned the wood mount stamp AGAINST the corner of the "arm/elbow"
- lift stamp, lift "arm/elbow"
*clean acetate sheet each time that you will use a new sentiment

chalkboard card using Memory Box wood mount stamps step 1

Step 3:
-place the sentiment stamped on the clear acetate sheet whenever you want in your project (that is why this sheet is clear)
-place "arm/elbow" against the sheet
- LEAVE in place the "arm/elbow" in position, lift the acetate sheet

chalkboard card using Memory Box wood mount stamps step 2

Step 4:
- stamp the sentiment with "Versamark" ink, onto the paper making sure to positioned the wood mount stamp AGAINST the corner of the "arm/elbow"

chalkboard card using Memory Box wood mount stamps step 3

Step 5:
- lift stamp, lift "arm/elbow"
-pour white embossing powder, heat emboss
- repeat process for the next sentiment

*clean acetate sheet each time that you will use a new sentiment

chalkboard card using Memory Box wood mount stamps step 4

Step 6:
when all the 6 sentences are stamped and heat embossed
- stamp with white ink the small images (on the side of the stamp: roses, doves, stars etc) in the blank spaces to fill the open areas
-sponged with a dauber some areas LIGHTLY with white ink

chalkboard card using Memory Box wood mount stamps step 5

And here it is the finished card with all the sentiments display in the front of the NEW postage stamp die (front square panel).

Last  step:
-Doodle with a white gel pen or a white "Prismacolor" color pencil extra lines, dots, swirls etc
-Finally, embellished the card as desired.
I placed a NEW rose flower die on the right, added a second panel with the NEW stitched pinky border Die, and finalized it with some ribbon!

This card was featured at the Spanish blog: "A crear se dijo!" for the Spanish speaking fans of Memory Box!

NOTE: this technique will be very easy to use with clear/ photopolymer stamps...
but I wanted to use the wood mount and explained the "stamp positioner", since we ALL (I am sure), have so many sentiments in wood...

chalkboard card using Memory Box wood mount side view

I hope this tutorial on "how to chalkboard"
entice you to try this fun and pretty technique 
using the sayings that you already have in wood mount
 or try these NEW wonderful sentiments from MB...
 Thanks for the visit and the comments.
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  1. Fabulous Card Bibilana.... Thanks for your tutorial
    Hugs Sylvie x

  2. Great tutorial Bibiana. Absolutely love the card. I don't want to sound like a broken record but it is a work of art as are all of your cards.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings

  3. What a gorgeous card and fabulous tutorial!! I love the technique you used!! It looks beautiful!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. I have many wood stamp sentiments so I really appreciate this wonderful tutorial. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and talent.

  5. Fun card to make i like to use graduation themes with the chalk board............Lis

  6. An awesome tutorial hun, and sooo well explained. It´s definitely an awesome technique, that I´ll give a try as soon as I´m left with a little more time to just play, that´s for sure. And your card turned out just soooo gorgeous. Really beautiful work here as usual.

  7. OMG I have missed some gorgeous tags and cards from you. I have now subscribed by email so that I can recieve notification of you beautiful projects.
    I buy my linencard from The Range, a chain of stores over here. I don't know if you have them over there! :o)
    Jackie xx

  8. j'adore , merci pour tes explications le rendu final est bleuffant bisous

  9. Merci pour le tuto! C'est super! Bises

  10. I have tried this technique before and it does take some time lining it all up, like the chalkboard effect you made from it, so pretty!

  11. Merci pour toutes ces explications. Bises.

  12. What a lovely chalkboard card, I love the colour and thank you for the superb tutorial, hugs Carole Z X


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