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Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in Cardmaking 301, Stars and Stamps, Tutorial | 8 comments

Tutorial: Chalkboard Technique

Did everyone survive yesterday’s boot camp experience? What a great learning tool these Monday lessons are going to be! If you’re ready to try something else, I hope that you enjoy today’s Tuesday Tutorial.


Have you noticed a fun trend in the crafty world that goes with chalkboard art? If you’re into Pinterest, ETSY or any local craft stores or fairs… you may have noticed the chalkboard effect on everything from photography props to cute little hand made signs and wall hangings. It’s no surprise that chalkboard art has also made its’ way into paper crafting. I’ve had a few requests and I’ve done some searching for some fun techniques for you guys. This video has got to be one of the best.

Today’s Tutorial comes from Jann who can be found at What You Make It.  She’s excited to share this video with us here at Operation Write Home so…. here it is!


There are definitely lots of fun stamping techniques to be learned from making cute little cardboard signs. There are tons of cute chalkboard papers out there at your local scrapbooking stores and there is even chalkboard paint. The rest is up to you and your choice of inks, embossing powders and colored pencils. What a fun time to use up lots of sentiment stamps too, right? I love that this is a fun technique that can be used for any occasion or time of year. Now, I know that Christmas time is over and there’s not going to be any need for those cards for quite some time, but if you would like some more chalkboard inspiration our friends over at Lawn Fawn also have a great video in which they made some chalkboard tags. You can check that out here!

Thanks for watching today’s tutorial and please leave some love for Jann for sharing with us.

There’s also a place to play along if you would like to share your creations!


  1. Thanks Nancy! I hope your readers (and card creators) have fun with this technique! What an honor to get to share with creative folks that are using their skills to support our troops! You guys are the best! Enjoy – and feel free to let me know if you have any questions…I will be happy to help!


  2. I am so excited this is a “look” I have seen around and really been wanting to try. Can’t wait until I have a chance to watch this and give it a try. Thanks for sharing it Jann!

  3. Thanks Jann for sharing your video! Sorry guys about the InLinkz… I’m trying to fix it! 🙂

  4. What beautiful cards! I can’t wait to try this! I can see myself getting carried away making them too!

  5. Thanks for sharing!! I can’t wait to try it myself. You are FABULOUS!

  6. Thanks for the terrific tutorial! I’m off to play!

  7. Thanks very much for the great tutorial, Jann. I had a lot of fun with the technique.


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