Here's a picture of the supplies I used. I don't know that there's an actual "offical" name for the technique I use here, besides "chalking". Items for this crafty adventure include colored chalk, Stampin' Up! whisper white craft ink (this is different from regular staming ink and is almost the consistency of acrylic paint), black Sharpie pen, sponge dauber, and of course the die. Can't forget THAT!
I started by cutting the bunny border with Wisteria Wonder cardstock from Stampin' Up! There was no particular reason I used this color, other than I had scraps of it left from cutting my 8x8 inch mat. After cutting the border, I sponged the entire piece with the white craft ink. It will take a while for this ink to dry, which is why it works perfectly. The reason I used white ink on the colored card stock is because I needed a neutral background in order to lay down color from the chalk.
After the surface was sponged in white, I colored the different parts of the die cut with various colors of chalk. When working this technique, you will want to use more than one shade of each color so that your work takes on a three dimensional look. I tried to choose colors that matched my patterned paper. Once you have everything colored the way you like, then it's time to add the eyes, and noses with the black Sharpie marker. I wanted their tails to have some texture and shimmer, so I added some pearlized dimensional paint to them. Just give it plenty of time to dry before you glue it down!!
I finished my layout off with a bow and ribbon accent using green grosgrain ribbon. I love me some ribbon, and find I hardly ever make a card without it!! Can you say addicted? LOL!!
All in all, this was a pretty quick and easy page, and I hope it has inspired you to try a new technique. Thanks so much for visiting The ThINKin' Spot today. Have a blessed and beautiful day and Happy Stamping!