Thinking of You - Faux Chalkboard Art

Hi everyone!!!

I hope you all had a fun and enjoyable holiday! We seemed to be on the go a lot this year and today was the first day we got to just stay home and relax in our pj's.
And I finally got a chance to sit in my craft room and play and try out some techniques I've been wanting to try.

Today I played with Simon Says Stamp exclusive stamp designs and created a fun faux 'chalkboard art' card. I love all of the great chalkboard art that people create and I have seen a lot of fun ways to do it with paper, ink and embossing powder, so I thought I'd give it a try. (this post here by Betsy Veldman, which totally inspired this card and made me actually want to try this technique, provides an awesome step by step tutorial on how she does this cool technique)

It took a little while to get it all how I wanted it, but I LOVE how it looks in real life once its all done. I'll definitely be creating more of these types of cards in the future!!

Thinking of You


To create the card, I picked out different stamps from various Simon Says Stamp stamp sets and moved them around until I got the look I wanted. Once I had them arranged, I put them on my Fiskars Stamp Press to keep them all together. SO much easier then stamping everything individually.

Then I stamped in Versamark and embossed in white and then stamped again with white ink to create a bit of a shadow.  I added some white ink around the card to look like chalk dust and added a line border with a white pencil.

The card seemed a little plain with just the stamped piece, but I didn't want to cover it up too much. So I used a little bit of washi tape (since you can kind of see through it), a button and a few gems to give it a little dimension.

Such a fun technique that creates a pretty cool looking card!!
Please let me know if you have any questions about how I made it. ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! And don't forget to leave a comment on this blog post here for a chance to win the January Simon Says Stamp card kit! 

Be back soon!
Steph ;-)



  1. love this! I like the chalkboard techniques going around too. I think I like that it lends well to a massive amount of stamping, like a collage kind-of. I love how you did the shadow stamping, adds to the feel!

  2. Fabulous card! I don't have all those stamps, but I'm planning on trying this technique. TFS