Thursday, April 17, 2008

Blackboard-Hottest product at CHA

Blackboard was the hottest product at CHA and it the students in Deneen's"What's Hot" class, agreed, this is an awesome, versatile product.
Here are just a few of the choices in the store:

Chipboard has been a staple in scrapbooking hobby since introduced a few years ago at CHA. Chipboard offered a versatile product to almost all levels of scrapbooking interest. Some like it for its low profile and light weight. For those scrappers that like more lumpier like chipboards as yet another way to add fun and dimension to their pages. We use chipboard so often to add a little dimension without a lot of bulk. Yet chipboard has its drawbacks-Plain chipboard usually needs something done to it: painting, covering with paper, stamping, etc. Sure the occasional naked chipboard piece was fine! Several companies introduced blackboard, our favorites were the Cosmo Cricket blackboard chipboard & even has overlays if you don't want black on a specific layout; and Maya Road has cool new blackboard mini albums. Both products are in stock so stop in soon to see them. Lots of comments from customers are that they are already colored, no painting is needed. You can use it covered or as it comes. And because it is black all the way through, Blackboard can be cut without having to go back again and finish edges.

In addition to albums, Cosmo Cricket introduced BlackBoard shapes and alphabets for their four new lines. Like previous lines they also released die cuts to match the black chipboard pieces. But this is just one option for these versatile little pieces of scrapbooking magic! Consider trying some of these techniques recommended by Cosmo Cricket:
Drawing on with colored pencils or crayons
Paint (the whole thing or just parts)
Stamping on with chalk inks, Staz-On, Stickles, etc.
Spray with Glimmer Mist
Decorate with rub-ons
Cover with crackle paints, Stickles, glossy accents, crackle accents
Leave blank or combine a few of the above techniques!

NEW BlackBoard offers all the wonderful aspects of chipboard with the added ease of a product that doesn’t require several different steps to use (painting, sanding, etc) !

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