Thursday, September 5, 2013

little tangles: back to the blackboard

We're up to challenge 20 over at the little tangles blog:

One of my favorite techniques is the look of Chalkboard Art.

There's the textbook version with heat embossing and double stamping or there is the lazy bones version. 

I introduce you to the lazy bones version:

For me, I love the messy look of the technique and quite frankly, don't tell anyone, I don't heat emboss.

I smear white ink {my ink of choice is WPlus9} with a dry baby wipe all over the black panel.  I especially like to use textured black cardstock.

This is actually the first time I've inked up 

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I finally picked up some circle dies.  I've been seeing alot of panels being die cut and the use of the negative cut....I'm liking that look.

What better way to make that texty circle pop than to use Hero Arts Neon ink!

Make sure you check out the Little Tangles blog for more inspiration!

You'll love what my teamies have designed!

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  1. Cute card, Amy, love the chalk board look no matter how you did it! Great card! Have a fabulous Thursday!

  2. Delightful card, Amy; love the chalkboard look! A 'technique' that I certainly need to try! The black+white+neon pink is soooo eye-catching! Thanks for your warm comment on my Little Tangles 'technique' entry; you've started my Thursday off with a smile!!

  3. Gorgeous! LOVING that chalkboard look!!!!!!

  4. Love your card and I do it the lazy way too!

  5. hahaha, you are anything but "lazy bones!" Love the way you chalkboard though! And, you can never go wrong with a set of trusty circle dies : )

  6. Amy cards always make me happy! This pop of pink and the blackboard technique definitely make me smile :)

  7. Ha ha, lazy bones! Still looks great, but now I am singin "dem bones, dem bones...."

  8. I may have to try the lazy chalkboard technique :) And you only just got some circle dies? I use mine CONSTANTLY! I should hide them from myself (easy to do, lol)

  9. oh my.. this is soooo rad!!! love it, Amy!!!
    Sylvia xx

  10. I LOVE lazy bones!! Especially when it looks THIS good!

  11. Haha, lazy bone technique works well! Fun card with the neon.

  12. Rockin' the chalkboard and neon trend! This card makes me happy! :)

  13. What an awesome card! I love the chalkboard combined with neon Amy.

  14. well i love your lazy bones way!!! :)

    i will try the ink on a dry wipe as rubbing my embossing buddy over the black paper just doesn't give it enough chalkboard feel.

  15. Awesome Amy!! Love the chalkboard look with the pop of Pink!

  16. What no embossing?! Ha ha! Super card. I love anything 'chalkboard'!!

  17. Sista .... you rockin the chalkboard and neon !!!! Awesome I love this... I might want to try the technique.... great! hugs...x

  18. Fab chalkboard technique Amy - LOVE that POP of colour!

  19. i love the great chalkbaord here too. and w/ fun popping colors.