Just in time for Teacher’s Appreciation week (May 6th-10th), you can make this faux chalkboard card for your favorite teachers! And you can do it in five easy steps. Read on to see how.
Supplies needed to create a handmade card with a faux chalkboard:
- Black Cardstock or Precut Cards
- Mister Huey’s White Mister
- Makeup Sponge
- Stencil (I cut mine with my Silhouette Cameo)
- Embellishments (my faves are washi tape, a pretty craft punch and pearly stickers)
- Ranger Inkssentials Reusable Craft Sheet (optional)
Step 1: Prep your work space. I love this reusable craft sheet. You could also use wax paper. It’s best to have a slick surface for this technique to work well. And the reusable craft sheet is super easy to clean off and use again!
Step 2: Spray one or two spritzes of Mister Huey’s white mister directly onto the makeup sponge.
Step 3: Flip the makeup sponge over and dab it in the extra mister on your craft sheet. Begin applying the white mist by rubbing the sponge from the craft sheet onto the card. Do this gently and try to avoid using the sponge’s edges. Lightly cover the entire card and don’t fret if you do create a few sharp lines. Just rub the lines with a bit of extra white mister.
Step 4: Place your stencil on the card. Spritz quite a bit of mister onto your sponge. Begin dabbing the mister onto the stencil. Reapply mister to the sponge along the way to make sure you get a thick coat. If I do this project again, I am going to tape my stencil down with washi tape or painter’s tape because I smudged the mister a little moving the stencil around.
Step 5: Outline the card with washi tape and embellish.
You know, if I had chalk on hand, I might trace over the ‘thank you’ in white chalk. Just to make it feel more authentic. What do you think? How else could you use this technique?
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Katie is the creative mind behind lemonjitters.com, a blog dedicated to all things crafty. Her interests are ever-changing and currently include: kitschy kitchen timers, digital design, eating lots of chocolate and paper crafting.