Card #4 from the April Stamp-A-Stack:
Stamp Set: Delightful Dozen, Woodgrain
Colors: Soft Suede, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Whisper White Craft Ink, Parker's Patterns Designer Series Paper, Petite Curly Label Punch (Sale-A-Bration and will be in the new 2013-14 Catalog), Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, Baker's Twine, Stampin' Sponge
This is a standard size (4 1/4 x 5 1/2") card. Start with a 4 1/4 x 11" piece of Basic Black card stock, fold in half, and use the Stampin' Trimmer to cut out the piece to create the legs. They are 1/2" wide and 1 1/2" long. Stamp the Woodgrain background stamp in Soft Suede on a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" Soft Suede card stock. Cut 2 strips 1/2 x 5 1/2" and 2 strips 1/2 x 3 1/4" and attach them to the black card base to create the frame for the easel. Stamp the greeting in Whisper White craft ink- let dry. Then lightly tap a sponge in the White ink and then tap it on the black card stock. Lightly swirl the sponge to make it look like smeared chalk on a chalkboard. This is not my original idea- I have seen many of these shared on line so I'm not sure who actually came up with it. It's very cute, though!