25 Mar 2017

New Chalkboard Cardstock - Family Menu Chalkboard - with FREE Design Elements



Family Menu Chalkboard by Janet Packer for Silhouette UK.  Make a custom menu board using chalkboard cardstock. with a FREE header shape cutting file.


Hiya,

You might have realised by now that I LOVE having the to opportunity to try out new products and this week I got to try a NEW Silhouette product in the UK - Silhouette Chalkboard Cardstock



Family Menu Chalkboard by Janet Packer for Silhouette UK.  Make a custom menu board using chalkboard cardstock with a FREE header shape cut file..



This cardstock has a surface similar to that of the Silhouette Chalkboard Vinyl, but slightly smoother surface. Obviously, it is thicker (like medium-weight cardstock) and more rigid but similar in that it has a peel-off backing sheet covering a sticky adhesive surface. It was fun to play with - it is always good to try out a few different techniques before committing to a project. I really liked the effect of writing with gel pens, so used my Silhouette Pen Holder and Uni ball white gel pen to make a Family Menu Chalkboard. I made the permanent decorations with matte white vinyl so I wouldn't erase the days by mistake when I was being over-enthusiastic with erasing the meal listings.



Family Menu Chalkboard by Janet Packer for Silhouette UK.  Make a custom menu board using chalkboard cardstock. with a FREE header shape cutting file.



So, if you'd like to make something similar with you Silhouette® CAMEO, Portrait or Curio, head on over to the Silhouette UK Blog for a tutorial and the low-down on this new product.



Family Menu Chalkboard by Janet Packer for Silhouette UK.  Make a custom menu board using chalkboard cardstock. with a FREE header shape cutting file.


These are the items you'll need: 
Black Picture Frame (**)
Silhouette Chalkboard Cardstock
White Matte Adhesive Vinyl
Clear Transfer Material
White Marker Pen (Uni ball)
Silhouette Pen Holder
Downloaded Typewriter Key Font like LW Type Print
Downloaded Sketch Font like Rivka Wilkins' Madilyn Font
Downloaded Plain Font like LW Perfect Type Font


The Silhouette UK Blog links to a FREE file to make a modified header for your chalkboard.


Family Menu Chalkboard by Janet Packer for Silhouette UK.  Make a custom menu board using chalkboard cardstock. with a FREE header shape cutting file.


The piece in the download just needs to be welded on to a rectangle matching the size of the top of your frame, all achieved very easily in the Silhouette Design software. As a bonus, the file format is GSD so may be used in other software too.


NOW, for readers of THIS blog I have a special gift for you! You can download an exclusive file of the additional Design Elements as shown in the wee picture below. They are also in GSD format, and are downloadable HERE.


Family Menu Chalkboard by Janet Packer (Crafting Quine).  Make a custom menu board using chalkboard cardstock. with a FREE Design Elements cutting file.



Family Menu Chalkboard by Janet Packer for Silhouette UK.  Make a custom menu board using chalkboard cardstock. with a FREE header shape cutting file.


(**) Note on the frame: I re-cycled an old certificate frame, originally with a bevelled edge. The rather unpleasant red-brown stain was covered with matte black acrylic paint and also turned around, to have the flat rear frame surface facing front.

I love chalkboard items and using this chalkboard cardstock is an easy way to obtain a very neat and effective look. I hope you'll try it.









3 comments:

  1. Wow Janet this is amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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    1. Thanks Jackie. Chalk and glue can be so messy, but love that this project comes out so neat and clean. CAS to the core I guess!

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  2. Oooooooh loving the chalkboard cardstock and your project is fab Janet! Shabneez x

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