52 Christmas Card Throwdown May Technique Challenge

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I am thrilled to be Guest Designer this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown!  This week we working with a new (to me) and unusual technique called the Eraser Technique.  I have linked to the original blog describing the “how-to” on the technique.  Here is the gist:  Use the graphite from a pencil to distress a stencil. The added beauty of this technique is the ability to ERASE elements with which you might be unhappy.

So you need a stencil, pencil, sandpaper and a dauber.  Just as if you are distressing a stencil, tape down the stencil to your card base.  Using a piece of scrap paper, sandpaper a sharp pencil point.  Once you have amassed a little pile of graphite, use a dauber to stencil your image with graphite dust.  I love the ghostly effect the pencil dust gives the stencil.

Once my background was complete, I stamped and clear-embossed my caroler and sentiment.  The final touch was to rub the edges of my card with Versamark and silver emboss.

Have fun with the ERASER TECHNIQUE!  Stop in and visit the design team members for more inspiration.  Be sure to leave them some love!  I can’t wait to see your creations.

Supplies: Tim Holtz Deco Christmas, Memory Box Flurry Frame, Versafine Clair Nocturne, Hero Arts clear and silver embossing powders, pencil dust



  1. Rosi says:

    I am very happy that you liked this technique, Elizabeth. You have created a faboulouse card and I love the way it looks! It perfectly reflects this technique!
    Thank you for being our guest designer for this week at 52CCT.
    Hugs, Rosi

  2. AlisonC says:

    You’ve created a fantastic look. I love the black stamping against the grey! A beautiful effect. Thank for being our guest designer this week. x

  3. Fabiola says:

    Quelle magnifique carte à Eliz, élégante et sobre, j’aime beaucoup ce personnage, merci d’être notre guest désigner cette semaine, biz

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