Monday, March 6, 2017

Chalkboard Thanks

I've been experimenting with chalk and chalkboard cards of late. This one was inspired by the challenge over at Paper Sweeties this month.

To create the chalkboard look on this card: 1. Embossed a piece of black cardstock with your choice of embossing folder 2. Lightly rub a piece of white chalk over the embossed part 3. Smudge the chalk by rubbing your finger across the top 4. Repeat till you achieve the desire look
 I love the way the bright pink roses stand out against the black background -- even dark colors can be used for spring cards!!

Supplies and Tools:
Thank You embossing Folder (Sizzix), Chalk, Tiny Tattered Florals Dies (Tim Holtz), Pearls, Snowflake Punch, Black/White/Pink/Green Cardstock

This post linked to:
Paper Sweeties - Inspiration Board - (Inspired by the chalkboard and pink tulips)
The Paper Players - Cut It Out
Allsorts - Spring Inspiration (The pink flowers)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Dies R Us - Something New (I just bought the Tiny Tattered Floral Dies the end of last month)

13 comments:

brenda said...

Avery striking creation, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Jaydee said...

Love the bright pop of pink and red flowers against the chalkboard background. Great job with the technique, btw:-) So glad you shared this fab card with us at the paper Players
jaydee

Darlene said...

What a creative and beautiful project! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Something New’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
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laurie said...

Very striking..the blooms just pop on the black!Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Sherri said...

Fabulous thank you card! Adore that pop of color against the white & using the embossing to create your blackboard look was amazing! Thanks for joining our "Something New" challenge at Dies R Us!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Stunning! Love pop of bright colors and bold background. Thank you for joining us at Paper Players!

Lori said...

Beautiful card! Those roses are stunning on the black and the chalkboard look is lovely!

Kate - Small Bits of Paper said...

This is so pretty! The flowers are such a beautiful contrast against the chalkboard!!

Pam said...

WOW, this is just lovely!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

Love, love, LOVE this card! It is absolutely perfect for this month's challenge - I love the chalkboard technique and those flowers are so pretty! Thank you for sharing this little beauty with us at Paper Sweeties!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow that is such a cool technique, I just love how the flowers pop against the black background too! Lovely!

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy x

Lisa said...

LOVE how you used real chalk on this... so beautiful and so cool! Thanks again for playing along at Paper Sweeties!