I have been saving these cards until today when I am entering the Black Background challenge at PTI. My friend Melanie Meunchinger actually put me onto this "Pullin' Pastels" technique, and I loved it INSTANTLY! You can see her post about this technique HERE.
I don't have any artist chalk or pastels, but I do have some colored chalkboard chalk, and that seemed to work just fine! I scribbled onto a scrap of paper, and used a cotton ball to work it on my black background. I used veramark to stamp, and this is what I got--
So, the leaves are the stamped part here. Isn't it amazing how much pulls off of the card stock, when you use versamark?
The flowers look just like the same technique, but if you know this Rosie Posie set, you know that can't be. That's a POSITIVE image, not a negative one.
I stamped the flowers onto more black card stock with blue chalk ink! I was so happy with how well it matched up!
The sentiment is a die cut. I clear embossed the black paper before I cut it out. Love that shine!
But wait! There's more--
I used the Funky Florals set here, with a Think Big Favorites set for the sentiment. Pale Yellow chalk ink helped with the flower centers, and the dots.
Then this guy--
Back to blue chalk, and the Up, Up and Away set. This almost reminds me of the black and white part of the Wizard of Oz. I love the clouds, and look how crisp the lines are on the balloons! That's merely Versamark lifting the chalk off of the card stock! No embossing!! (except for the sentiment, of course)
It was SUCH fun doing a new-to-me technique, especially when the outcome is so fast, and so cool!!
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