Hello Everyone! Liliuska here and I have a black&white Halloween card to share today. I wanted to make a card with no colouring to show that the SPOOKY PUMPKINS TRIMMINGS set looks great and can be used without spending time on colouring. And the chalkboard technique is great for a quick and great looking card.
To make the card I grabbed a black card base and a black panel. On the card base I stamped images of buildings from WHIMSICAL TOWN stamp set. I stamped three times using white ink and MISTI. This way I got nice white lines without embossing. To add a bit more detail to that background I added some white splashes using White Wink of Stella. I love the look it creates.
I heat embossed one of the pumpkin border images from the SPOOKY PUMPKINS TRIMMINGS stamp set on the black panel with white embossing powder. You can repeat stamping and heat embossing few times to get thicker lines. Next I shifted my panel slightly in the MISTI and stamped with white ink. Before it dried I smudged the ink all over the panel with my finger (yes, I love using my fingers with this technique!). I added more white ink blending around the stamped image. As a final touch I added some lines with white pencil and some sparkly splatters. I used black Wink of Stella, but forgot how absorbent that chalkboard background becomes. I still like all the sparkle it added to the panel.
I die cut out a Happy Halloween sentiment with one of the dies from HALLOWEEN TRIMMINGS DIES and cut the bottom of the panel off using a die from TRIMMINGS BORDER die set. Next, I added white ink border on both the card base and the panel. Finally, I foam mounted the panel with pumpkins onto the card base and embellished the bottom of the card with lots of ONYX CRYSTALS.
Hope this card inspired you to play with your stamps more and try yourself in chalkboard technique. It’s one of my favourite techniques and if you are not afraid of getting your fingers dirty, you will surely enjoy it!
Have a great weekend!