Friday, December 12, 2014

White Stamping

I'm participating in the Craft Stamper Magazine's Make It Take It Challenge for December. The requirement is to stamp in white. I thought it would be fun to do a "chalkboard" card. This is a fun technique that's been around for a while, although I've just recently tried it. I always seem to get on the trend bandwagon late!

Here's my card:

"Chalkboard" Santa


I used a stamp set I've had for a long time from Stampin' Up! called "Christmas is Here". Before stamping, I prepped my cardstock (plain smooth black) with antistatic powder to help prevent embossing powder from getting all over. I stamped the image and saying using Hero Art's Unicorn White pigment ink. Then I poured white embossing powder over it and heat set it. After it cooled a little, I had some fun coloring the design with colored pencils. Then I used a foam pad dabbed with the white pigment ink to smear "chalk" over the surface of the stamped panel. As a final touch, I used a ruler to draw lines with a white pencil around the perimeter. I mounted the panel to some festive striped paper and then mounted it to a top-folding white card base.

It's been fun to do some experimenting with this technique lately. It's quick and easy  - I did quite a few gift tags for Christmas presents, too, with smaller and simpler designs.

I hope you are enjoying this special time of year!

Immi

11 comments:

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Becky!! Your white stamping is amazing. I love the Santa Claus!! Nicely done!! Thanks for joining us at the Take It, Make It Challenge.

Renee said...

Terrific example of white stamping!
Thanks for joining us at the Take It, Make It Challenge.

Gio said...

Gorgeous design and technique, Immi!
Unusual the Santa stamped in white against the black.

Bibi at Rubber Dance said...

Lovely card! Thank you for entering the Take It, Make It challenge - I'm so happy to be sponsoring it this month! :-)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such beautiful white stamping, it's an amazing card.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Gio said...

Immi, I wish you a very happy festive season!

Linda said...

Fabulous white stamping .... love the Santa! Thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

Nikki Killinger said...

Love this! Thank you for joining us in the TIMI challenge at Craft Stamper this month. xx

ElizabethR said...

He is a gorgeous Santa, thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge, Elizabeth x

Riikka Kovasin said...

Great chalkboard look! Thank you for joining the Take It Make It challenge!

Tracy said...

Beautiful card Immi, thank you for joining the TIMI challenge xxx