Friday, September 21, 2012

Chalk tutorial

Welcome back to another powdered chalk tutorial. The Ginger chalk I use on my card is not on the Powder chalk website but you can order it by calling 715-271-1873. It's a fun red with a hint of yellow. 

I'm creating a fun background using powdered chalk, a cotton ball and a plastic overlay. You could simply use another piece of paper instead of the overlay but it's nice to see through the overlay to know where your next line goes.

I started by lining up the overlay in the corner. On the cotton ball I rubbed chalk against the seam in circular motion.

Then I moved the overlay in a counter clockwise fashion creating more lines giving my paper a starburst look.

Here's what I ended up with. Definitely not perfect but creative placement in my card covers up the imperfections. 

Here is my card using THIS flower stamp. I used the cotton ball around the edges of the image. The sentiment sticker is by Sticko/EK Success, cardstock by Provo Craft, patterned paper by Recollections and die cut by Spellbinders.


  1. Cindy this is so beautifully designed. Loving your creative style. Lots of eye candy here. Wishing you a fab Friday.
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  2. OMGosh I love how you did your background, it's fabulous!!!! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  3. Sinulla on todella kauniit värit ja tunnelma tässä kortissa !Hieno opastus1 Kiitos kun tulit mukaan The Paper Shelter- fall/autumn image + fall/autumn colors-haasteeseen tällä viikolla! Paljon onnea arvontaan!
    Hyvää viikonloppua sinulle ja kaikkea hyvää elämääsi ! T : An

  4. A lovely looking card. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter.
    Love n hugs

  5. Great Card...Love the technique. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Whimsy. Hope to see you again next month as well. joann sassy raggedy

  6. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  7. Fabulous card, I love the chalked background :)
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

  8. Wow this is so pretty! Love the tutorial on the background - I will definately have to try that out! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  9. I just love this! Thanks for playing at RCC.

  10. What a clever technique, and a beautiful card! So glad you joined our Whimsy Inspiration Challenge! Hugs, Shannah xox


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