Chalkboard technique tutorial for thank you teacher tags & new Washi tape ribbon technique!

Last week I was discussing end of term thank you gifts for the girls school & nursery teachers.. here's another idea using the popular chalkboard technique... and a new technique I "think" I may have invented .. Washi tape ribbon! Let's take a look ..

The background card is the new In colour Pistachio pudding - a gorgeous pale pale almost minty green - very refreshing! I've cut the edge of it using one of the labels framelits through the big shot.

The tag was made with basic black cardstock and hand cut to shape. I stamped images from the Oh Hello stamp set in white Kraft ink and then used my embossing buddy which is full of powder and smudged it around over the black card to give it a rubbed off chalk look! So simple!

I also lightly sponged some more white kraft ink around the edges of the tag to add to the effect.

Isn't the new Gingham Garden washi tape just gorgeous? I've taped it across my card for a splash of fun flowery colour as well as turned some tape into ribbon to string the tag - I haven't seen this done before - have you?

Yesterday was a big day with the launch of the new annual catalogue - if you'd like a FREE copy for this week only please get in touch with me at!

Oh Hello stamp set w 131931 £22.95, c 130733 £17.95

Gingham Garden washi tape - 3 rolls - 129314 £4.50
New In colours range 2013-15 set of 20 sheets  - 4 sheets of each of 5 new colours 131289 £6.25
24 sheets of A4 of each colour £6.25 each pack
Baked brown sugar 131301 
Coastal Cabana 131302
Crisp Cantaloupe 131303
Pistachio Pudding 131299 
Strawberry Slush 131300

And to top it off - those lovely people at Stampin Up have released yet another great offer! If you love your sentiments, this one is for you -  a stampin sentiments sale!

Sale Price
Catalogue Price

Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Here they are ...

Hope I haven't overloaded you with information today! Back tomorrow with another project for you :)