Tuesday 26 March 2013

Chalky Thanks

As I had a chalk board card made but not blogged - I thought I'd link it up to this week's Daring Cardmakers Chalkboard challenge http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/chalkboard-creations.html.  This was actually one of the cards I recently submitted to Paper Crafts Magazine but it was rejected so I am now free to feature it on my blog.

I used what is fast becoming one of my favourite new stamp sets (even if you haven't seen it on my blog before - I've used it for a few card submissions) the beautiful Many Thanks set from Clearly Besotted who are fast becoming one of my favourite stamp brands too - have you seen the sneaky peeks of what's coming?  Be still my beating heart :-)

I decided to go for a dark maroon chalk board instead of the normal black and stamped the sentiment twice - firstly in versamark which I then heat embossed in white and then secondly I stamped over the embossed sentiment and just down and to the right with a pearl white ink to create a subtle shadow.  I die cut and embossed the sentiment using labels 25 (I think but don't quote me on the number) and used a white pencil to trace the edge and the embossed centre line.  I added a few more soft scribbles of pencil and blended them out with a stump to get the chalky effect.  I used the same card to create my card base (it's actually a line embossed card so I used the rear for stamping on) and added a layer of DP from MME.  I added a layer of blue to match the flowers and cut the end like a banner and stamped half of one of the other sentiments from the same set to the top.  I framed this sentiment with a line of twine and a couple of tiny bows and  stuck over hearts stamped from the same stamp set  which were fussy cut.

Hope you like it more than the editors of the magazine did!


  1. This is really pretty and just perfect for The Daring Cardmakers thus week. Thank for joining in

  2. You are too kind, I am so happy you like the stamps :) p.s. magazine's loss is our gain!

  3. Lovely card! I like the brown "blackboard" you've used, it makes the look a little softer than black would have.

  4. That is fabulous, Tara! Brilliant blackboard!

  5. Really lovely card, it's nice to see the chalkboard look tried on different coloured backgrounds other than black. :) Thanks for linking up to the DCM chalkboard dare this week. :)

  6. Well I'm loving the maroon blackboard, what a great colour to go with and the perfect choice of texty sentiment to stamp on it :0)
    Jenny x


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