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.
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.
Choosing a jumbo yellow marker, she shakes it vigorously and depresses the tip several times to saturate the nib.
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.
Curious about claims of easy clean up, Christina prepares a damp cloth to wipe off the chalk markings
Sure enough, all the color wipes off easily, leaving the surface clean and free of residue.
She picks up a jar to see how easy it is to use the markers on glass.
Next she labels an old CD box that she has re-purposed into a trinket box.
Christina is pleased with how fun and easy it is to use Chalkola chalk markers to label her receptacles.
Now to begin work on a card for Valentine’s Day. Christina is has some ideas and starts with two wooden hearts.
The jumbo red marker is great for coloring the heart
A can of spray adhesive will help, too.
After spraying adhesive on the wooden heart, she puts it in a container of glitter.
Removing the heart from the glitter, she gently shakes off the excess.
Now Christina has two glittery hearts for her card.
Christina starts with a 5x7 piece of cardstock as a foundation and overlays it with a slightly smaller black piece.
She then lays a smaller white piece atop the black, creating a frame and matte effect for her card.
On the smallest white paper she traces a heart.
She outlines the traced heart with the regular sized red Chalkola chalk marker.
As you can see, she has colored in the heart. She used the jumbo marker for faster coverage.
Christina spritzes the heart with water.
The water makes the color run and creates a beautiful effect.
When the card dries she outlines the heart in black chalk marker.
A white chalk marker is used to make big and small dots inside the heart.
Christina uses common household glue on the back of the paper with the heart to secure it to the black matte.
She does the same to the black matte to make it stick to the base of the card.
She carefully lines up the matte to the larger white card stock.
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.
Christina applies gentle but consistent pressure to make all the layers of the card adhere.
She takes the two wooden hearts (remember those?) she made first and affixes them to the front of the card over the heart.
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. Also read – How to Make Your Own Portable Whiteboard