Lovely, Easy & Frugal: Chalk Cards {Stamp School!)

Hi friends! If you have some chalk in your craft stash I encourage you to try this tutorial!

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You are going to want decorator chalks (they come individually or in a palette like eye-shadow) or chalk pastels, not chalkboard chalk for this technique. You will also need something to apply the chalk with, I used daubers from Darice but I also like to use small white pon-poms, Q-tips or even make-up sponges. If you have tried something else that works let me know in the comments!

This video is sponsored by Rubber Stamp Tapestry! Use coupon code: LINDSAY17 – 20% off peg stamps and peg stamp sets on orders of $10 or more.

Supplies:

Directions for applying chalks:
1. Stamp image with Versamark ink.
2. Dab on chalk with a sponge, pom-pom or q-tip
3. Rub with applicator to set. You can wipe off excess chalk with a tissue.

You can also use this technique with mica powder too, simply brush it over the clear stamped image with a soft brush and the shiny stuff will stick to the wet ink and leave a pretty shimmy design, it works best on black cardstock. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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9 Responses

  1. It’s nice to use the older technique with your stash that you forget to use. Thanks Lindsay you rock

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  2. I’ve been hesitant to use chalks. Looks fun! Thank you

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  3. I love your cards! Both of them are awesome. Great techniques to try. Thanks!

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  4. Great idea, Lindsay. It never occurred to me to use chalk.

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  5. Love mixing up the chalk and inks. Have to try this. Thank you for leaving your mistakes in and then showing us ways to “fix” them. I have done that so often….and the comment about the perfect front of a card and then smudging or getting the back dirty is my muse. Btw, Oriental Trading Company has great foamy squares and when they have free shipping it’s totally worth it.

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  6. Just tried this out Lindsay and I love the result. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  7. Hi Lindsay, would this technique work with chalky pastels?

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  8. I LOVE those powdered chalks! You could use chalk pastels put through a spice/coffee grinder too! I keep a grinder just for crafts & it comes in REALLY handy!

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