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Make a Beautiful Greeting Card with Chalkola Chalk Markers

PUBLISHED BY Chalkola

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Monday, July 17, 2017

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Supplies Required:

All you need is a:

  • Chalkola chalk markers
  • Can of spray
  • Plain greeting card or white card
  • Glitters
  • Jar
  • Pieces of card stock
  • Wooden hearts
  • Glue

Step 1

Christina Griffiths started making greeting cards in 2008 in her spare time.  She began to sell them and became a guest designer for an online card site.  She later started her own website that’s existed for 8 years now and she has a very successful business.  She films tutorials for aspiring card makers and had a lot of fun with Chalkola Premium Wet Wipe Markers.

greeting cards

Step 2

Christina decided to try Chalkola chalk markers and was surprised at all the colors she has to choose from.  She can use jumbo sized markers, any of the 15regular markers, or get jazzy with the 6 metallic chalk markers.

Chalkola chalk markers

Step 3

Choosing a jumbo yellow marker, she shakes it vigorously and depresses the tip several times to saturate the nib.

jumbo yellow marker

Step 4

You can see how brilliant the color is as she uses the marker on a piece of card stock.  It is just as vivid on clear plastic.

piece of card stock

Step 5

Curious about claims of easy clean up, Christina prepares a damp cloth to wipe off the chalk markings

easy clean up

Step 6

Sure enough, all the color wipes off easily, leaving the surface clean and free of residue.

color wipes off easily

Step 7

She picks up a jar to see how easy it is to use the markers on glass.

jar

Step 8

Next she labels an old CD box that she has re-purposed into a trinket box.

labels an old CD box

Step 9

Christina is pleased with how fun and easy it is to use Chalkola chalk markers to label her receptacles.

label

Step 10

Now to begin work on a card for Valentine’s Day.  Christina is has some ideas and starts with two wooden hearts.

two wooden hearts

Step 11

The jumbo red marker is great for coloring the heart

jumbo red marker

Step 12

A can of spray adhesive will help, too.

can of spray

Step 13

After spraying adhesive on the wooden heart, she puts it in a container of glitter.

container of glitter

Step 14

Removing the heart from the glitter, she gently shakes off the excess.

heart from the glitter

Step 15

Now Christina has two glittery hearts for her card.

hearts for her card

Step 16

Christina starts with a 5×7 piece of cardstock as a foundation and overlays it with a slightly smaller black piece.

piece of cardstock

Step 17

She then lays a smaller white piece atop the black, creating a frame and matte effect for her card.

white piece

Step 18

On the smallest white paper she traces a heart.

traces a heart

Step 19

She outlines the traced heart with the regular sized red Chalkola chalk marker.

red Chalkola chalk marker

Step 20

As you can see, she has colored in the heart.  She used the jumbo marker for faster coverage.

colored in the heart

Step 21

Christina spritzes the heart with water.

heart with water

Step 22

The water makes the color run and creates a beautiful effect.

color run

Step 23

When the card dries she outlines the heart in black chalk marker.

heart in black chalk marker

Step 24

A white chalk marker is used to make big and small dots inside the heart.

white chalk marker

Step 25

Christina uses common household glue on the back of the paper with the heart to secure it to the black matte.

household glue

Step 26

She does the same to the black matte to make it stick to the base of the card.

base of the card

Step 27

She carefully lines up the matte to the larger white card stock.

larger white card stock

Step 28

You don’t need a lot of glue to construct the card.  Too much glue will make the paper soggy and leave ugly bumps on your card.

glue

Step 29

Christina applies gentle but consistent pressure to make all the layers of the card adhere.

layers of the card

Step 30

She takes the two wooden hearts (remember those?) she made first and affixes them to the front of the card over the heart.

card over the heart

Step 31

She adds some words to the front of the card near the heart.  You can see how simple it is to make a card that a loved one will always treasure with Chalkola Chalk markers and a few minutes of your time.

card near the heart

 

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