Monthly Archives: January 2009

How to Chalk Pop!

This lovely card was created using the Key to my Heart Paper and stamp set (the special for January). The phrase is just stamped but the heart is created using chalk popping. For this technique you will need the new spring chalks, a versamark stamp pad and a cheap cotton swab.

Place the image you want to chalk pop on your block and stamp it into the versamark stamp pad. Place the stamp on the piece of paper you wish to use (just like with a regular stamped image).
Quickly take the cotton swab and place it in the chalk colour of your choice (for this project I used tulip). Rub the cotton swab over the versamark image – for this project I applied more to one side and lightened the colour as I moved along to the opposite side. Then you are ready to assemble your project!

Until we craft again, The Brae-er

Create a card using the Baby Wipe Technique

In this series I will show how to put together this cute card (made with That’s Amore Paper and the March stamp of the month- butterfly wings). The card features the baby wipe technique!

Next you will need to get a couple of baby wipes and place them on a flat surface (cheap plate will do). Take some re-inker and drop a couple of drops onto the baby wipe- feel free to mix in more than one colour but allow space between the drops so that there is not too much ‘bleeding.’
You have now created your own custom stamp pad! Now place the image you would like to stamp into the baby wipes- stamp on your cardstock as you normally would.
This was created using the vineyard berry and outdoor denim re-inkers. Then you can create your card- mine was made with the Lucky Three pattern from Originals.

Until we craft again, The Brae-er