Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Paper Crafting Wednesday

Here are a few cards that I made at a class a couple weeks ago. The first two are simply done with chalk and the third is done with a method called burning. It's interesting, but perhaps a little dangerous :0).

You take a piece of glossy paper and literally run it through a burning candle until you achieve your desired darkend effect. Then you take your stamp and stamp it you paper. It removes the soot and leaves a pretty imprint of the stamp. Then you shellac it to seal it because you don't want the receiver of the card to get sooty fingers. Which reminds me, you need to be very careful holding the paper or you will leave your own set fingerprints on your project :0).

For more wonderfully creative ideas, or if you would like to join in, pop over to Kelli's blog. There's always something new to try.


  1. These cards are absolutely gorgeous! I especially like the "burned" one! How intriguing!
    Thanks for popping over to my blog. Glad you enjoyed the "tutorial" for clothes pin bags.
    Blessings to you today!

  2. Love the bright pink in the first card. Thanks for sharing.

  3. the chalked cards, gorgeous!!

    Have a wonderful day!

  4. Love teh chalks, but he burning method, that is great!!!
    It is a new idea i have not heard of before, and i really like the results. Might take a bit more patience that i have though. I would probably hurry and burn up the whole thing! ( or my fingers)=0)

    Thanks for sharing.

    Barbara Jean

  5. Wonderful cards thanks for sharing.

  6. Gorgeous!

    How do you keep the chalk from smudging?


  7. That burned one is cool--I've never seen that before. I've seen burned edges, but not the paper. TFS

  8. Julie,

    Good question! I'm not sure how to keep the chalk from smudging. I just haven't touched it. I guess you could shellac it like I did the burned card?

  9. Your cards are gorgeous. The burning technique is very interesting.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I should check out some second hand stores for purses. But you are right VV has gotten very expensive.

  10. Holy Mackrel! Talk about something I've never heard of - WOW.

    Be careful girl!!

    I love it by the way.

    Thanks for sharing!

  11. I love the chalk technique...just beautiful!


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