Black and White and a Splash of Color is the theme at Simon Says Stamp this week and Crafting for all Seasons wants to see "Something New". I am showing a new stamp set and a new technique to me - the Chalkboard Technique. I have had so much fun with this easy and different look, so you will be seeing more of it here on my blog very soon. Here is a link to a tutorial that explains it very well. but basically you start with black cardstock, emboss with white embossing powder the sentiments or images you want to highlight, add more sentiments or images with white craft ink, draw some lines with white colored pencil and smudge with the white ink to look like chalkboard smudges. I added a splash of color with some punched stars and an orange colored pencil. The stamps are all from a new set from Our Craft Lounge and I had to buy it because of the "You're Da Bomb" sentiment and bomb image- just such a fun way to say Thank You!
Stamping smiles, Karen