Hello stampers from a warm and sunny Chatham, Ontario!! Yes, the sun is shining and I’m so happy. Today I want to share with you the faux chalkboard technique, at least that is what I am calling it. This technique involves white craft ink and an aquapainter. I used Magnolia Lane stamp set, versamark, gold embossing powder and crumb cake cardstock. Thanks to Marion Greenlund who came to our twin team gathering yesterday and inspired me with her cards.
Here is another one of Marion’s cards.
After embossing the flowers in gold you daub craft white ink onto an acrylic block and then make a wash with your aqua painter and paint your flowers. When this has dried you go in with a sponge dauber and petal pink ink to colour the middle of the flowers. So simple and so pretty. I decided to step it up a notch and do some more layering for a very special lady.
I took the party to the inside with this card and embossed both the sentiment and the flower in gold on shimmery white cardstock. I really love how it turned out. Isn’t the ribbon so pretty? All part of the Magnolia Lane suite.
I love shimmery white cardstock for watercolouring. It holds up well to the water and the shimmer shines through. At over $1 a sheet I save this for special people!!
I had so much fun making this card. I love it when a technique is easy but impressive. It makes me feel so artistic!!! Can’t wait to do this in a class with my people. I did a live video on Facebook showing how to make this card, you can check it out here.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Remember there is a last minute sale on right now on selected retiring products from 10 to 30% off. Click here to see the deals. If you want to shop with me just click on the links below. The Good Morning Magnolia set will not be available until June 4 unless you put it in a starter kit. Have a super day!
Love your card Jackie. Will have to give it a try when my set comes in. It will be on my first order 🙂
Thanks so much Fran!
Beautiful card. Love the stamp set. The pink bow just makes your card. Love it.
Love this card and the technique and it helps that I loose magnolias. Thanks for sharing !
Thanks Dani…I’m guessing this set will be at the top of your wish list.
THanks a lot Gail, I also thought the pink bow stepped it up a notch.
Love this technique and this set is top of my list, wish I was closer to you so I could come play at your house. Love all your cards.
That makes me happy Lauretta, thanks for commenting.
Gorgeous cards! I love the mixture of new catalogue products with good ol’ favourites like the stitched and layering ovals!
Thanks so much Jessica, the framelits are must haves!
My goodness! This is lovely and so very artistic! Your cards are so inspiring, Jackie!
That’s lovely of you to say Nancy, thanks.
How silly that I thought I could pass on this set!!! After seeing your lovely card, it was just a no brainier!! Love the color choices. Thank you for sharing.
I am an enabler!
Gorgeous Jackie , I love the addition of the ribbon , brings it all together for a very elegant card
Thanks so much Vicky!
I definitely love your card and I am so glad I ordered this stamp set! You make me want every stamp set,lol.
Beautiful card. I’ve got to try this technique!
You will love how it looks and how easy it is.
Gorgeous card, Jackie-
Kathy you are the winner of the prize for commenting!
I love that you use shimmer white paper for special people! These cards are beautiful!
Thanks so much Susan, glad you enjoyed them.
Love the cards and the technique. I am thinking this might work well for my next project. Thanks for the inspiration.
Always happy to inspire!
Love your bow. Wonderful card and really pretty on the inside too. Beautiful card Jackie.
I do love a nice bow! This ribbon is great for bow tying.
What a beautiful card. Thank you for the technique and tips. I like finishing off my cards by stamping on the inside as well.
Thanks so much Robin…sometimes I forget!
Beautiful! Such a cool technique..
That is a beautiful card , and a technique I haven’t tried yet .. love this whole line
Thanks a lot Joyce, I love it too!
Wauw, wat mooi. A beautiful card! Ik ga dit zeker proberen..I’m gone try this technique. Love it
Dank je wel Anouk, zo blij dat je iets schreef voor mij!! It is a cool technique, very artistic.
Love love the card and the video showing this technique. ❤️
I’m glad you were able to see the video too.
This card is simply stunning! <3
Thanks for commenting Phyllis!!
Loving your cards 🙂 Thank you for your inspiration all the way from Canberra, Australia
Yay Rebecca, I love my Aussie followers!
Card is so pretty and I really like the technique.
Thanks so much Susan.
Beautiful cards inside and out! Tfs ~ C ~ UK
Thanks a lot Christine!!
Hi Jackie – I was looking today for some ideas for anniversary cards and came across your video making the anniversary card with the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set and saw how beautiful it was. I decided to try and make one. I loved it so much, I ended up making two more. I really liked the way they turned out. Thank you for showing how easy it was to make such a beautiful card.
That makes me so happy Peggy, thanks for commenting.