create a chalkboard look on a layout using designer stamps

I love the chalkboard trend right now, and I wanted to include it on this layout. So I used the coordinating Designer Stamps from the darling new Echo Park Paper Teacher’s Pet collection to create a border with a chalkboard look to my layout about my daughter’s school accomplishments. (You can find the original post, including a full supply list, on the Echo Park Paper blog HERE.)

I started out by cutting up some ruler strips from the Rulers patterned paper and adhering them to the background page to create a mat for my photo. To add to the unity of the layout I decided to create a ruler border across the bottom of the page.

I created the border using the ruler stamp and some embossing powder. I stamped with watermark ink on the green chalkboard paper, and then sprinkled white embossing powder over the image to create a chalkboard effect.

Tip: use a foam brush to remove excess embossing powder before using your heat gun.

I created another chalkboard look by stamping the school days flag on white smooth cardstock with chalkboard green ink. Since the stamp was designed with a chalkboard texture to it, the image takes on a chalkboard look with the green ink.

Then I cut out the flag and hot glued a toothpick to the back of it before adding it to my layout. I finished off my page by adding some journaling, a die cut title, some stickers, and wood veneer stars.

So, are you a fan of the chalkboard trend? How do you include it in your paper craft projects?

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