Sunday, February 3, 2013
Chalk Board Technique with the Cricut
Hi, this is Lori from the Singing Shell blog. My husband is a no frills kind of guy so I needed a Valentine's Day card that was simple. Enter the chalkboard technique. I had been seeing this trend all over the internet and thought: Hey! I bet I could do that with the Cricut! The added bonus is that my husband is teacher so the chalkboard technique is something I have been itching to try. This video by Tammy White was really helpful in teaching how to do the chalkboard technique. I just adapted it for use with the Cricut instead of stamps.
1. For this card, I used Carousel for the ticket diecut and Martha Stewart Elegant Cakes for the Dinner at 8 Uppercase font.
2. The ticket diecut was cut at 3.5 x 5.75. The letters were cut at 1.5.
3. Before laying the letters on the ticket, I used a white pencil to create a border. Then, I pasted the letter onto the ticket.
4. Next, I added the hearts and numbers with a white pencil. One heart is done with a pink pencil for the color chalk effect.
5. I added some talcum powder randomly on the ticket and shook off the excess. The video shows the Embossing Buddy. With a new baby in the house, baby powder is much more accessible :)
6. Finally, I added some more little hearts and 021413 on the sides of the ticket to represent Valentine's Day.
Here is close-up so you can see the chalkboard effect:
So there it is! It is not just for stampers. You can do the chalkboard technique with the Cricut, too!
Have a great day :)
Designer: Lori Sjogren
Machines: Cricut Create
Supplies: Black cardstock - Recollections
Pencils - Reeves
Heart paper clip - American Crafts With Love Collection