Wine & Cheese Thank You Note – Chalkboard Technique
I have been having one heck of a time trying to get my creative juices flowing! I had the same problem last year around and after Christmas, although this dry spell seems to be lasting longer. Sigh….
Anyway, we recently received a case of wine as a gift, and I needed to make a thank you note. I saw this Wine and Cheese stamp and loved the sketched look of the image.
However, once I got it home, I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it! The image is pretty big which didn’t leave much room for much else on my A2 sized card, and I had trouble deciding on colors and paper. After MANY attempts…..
The Wine and Cheese stamp is by Inkadinkado, and the greeting stamp is by Recollections. I stamped the images on black card stock with Gina K Designs White Pigment ink. Then I lightly sponged some of the white ink over the panel to create a “dirty” chalkboard look. I like the idea of this image looking like it was drawn on a chalkboard, but a lot of the detail was lost with the thick, pigment ink. I stamped 12 panels trying to get a cleaner image. No luck. (My original thought was to stamp the image to look like it was drawn with pencil. Surprisingly, I have so much ink and none in the right shade of gray! Ugh!!!)
The printed paper is by My Mind’s Eye from the “Wild Asparagus” paper pad. I used more black card stock for mats and a scrap of Gina K “Faded Brick” to add a bit more color.
It’s not exactly what my brain “saw” when I started this project, but at least I finally got to the end with a finished card! I have another idea in my head using the same stamps that I am anxious to try. Hopefully, it will work out, and I will be sharing it shortly….
Thanks for checking out my card project!
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