August 12, 2014

the 'write' stuff...


 I just love making cards for teachers. They are always so much fun, bright and cheerful. To achieve a blackboard effect on my Curtsey Boutique tag, I’ve used some ink and my heat gun to replicate chalk on a blackboard.


To start edge your tag using either the edge of your stamp pad(pigment ink works better than dye ink here) a sponge, blending tool or a cotton swab. Add as much as you like, for whatever look you are trying to achieve.. To create the look of words being wiped away, in the middle I added a bit of ink using a cotton swab and then gradually wiped away the access with my pinky finger, swirling and smudging the ink to get a light background effect. Then using my stamp I added the sentiment and set all of the ink using my heat gun. I let dry completely before adhering to my project. Simple and easy way to achieve a chalk look without using chalk..

Hope that you give this little trick a whirl!

Curtsey Boutique Supplies:
Gold Sequins
Yellow Baker’s Twine
Heart Shaped Chalkboard Tags

Other Supplies:
Seam Binding- French Market(Etsy)
Button - Craft supply
Template -  my design
Stamp - Papertrey Ink


August 1, 2014

Paper Sweeties Birthday Blog Hop

Happy 2nd Birthday to Paper Sweeties! You should have arrived from Diane's blog

Here is my birthday card using Paper Sweeties Beautiful and Banner Wishes stamp sets

Since there are a lot of sweet designers helping Debbie celebrate the 2nd birthday of her company I'll keep my post short and sweet today...  If you get lost along the way I have the links of all the designers listed below.. your next stop on the hop is Amy, as well as here, here and here!

Happy Hopping!
Be sure to pop by the Paper Sweeties blog for fun and prizes and the chance at the $100GC for the Paper Sweeties Shop!

Paper Sweeties Design Team:
Special Guest Designers:

Paper Sweeties blog


Paper Sweeties: Banner Wishes
Paper Sweeties: Beautiful
Template: Papertrey Ink
Bakers Twine: Curtsey Boutique
Pink Seam Binding: Curtsey Boutique