Good morning, Friends! This week seems to be going fairly quickly around here! And we don't even have a lot that is on our calendar. It's kind of nice! Tonight will be another quiet evening of watching basketball games. Love that! And Nick can spend some time working on his research project. I need to get some stamping done but other than that I am hoping to do a little stitching. Haven't done that in a while.
Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Fab Friday. This is also a card that my stamp club did this month. I wanted to try the chalkboard technique and this is what I came up with. And I kind of like it! Lots of steps to this but it is pretty easy. First of all, I adhered a strip of Summer Starfruit to a card base of Marina Mist. Then I stamped the Hello, Hello single stamp image onto Basic Black card stock using VersaMark ink and then emboss it using white emboss powder. Then I stamped the image again right over the embossed one but just off-set using white craft ink. Then I took a tissue and rubbed the ink off the embossed image and tried to smear it and make it look like eraser marks on a chalkboard. To make the white lines I used a ruler and a white watercolor pencil. I sponged the edges with Basic Black ink to give it a little shadow. Then I punched a strip of Real Red with the dotted ribbon scallop punch and adhered it to the top of the Basic Black piece before popping it up onto the card. I added a strip of Real Red designer paper from the Polka Dot Parade designer paper pack that has both ends flagged. Finally, I added several rhinestones for a little bling! I hope you give this fun technique a try! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Hello, Hello; Paper- Basic Black, Marina Mist, Real Red, Summer Starfruit, Polka Dot Parade designer paper; Ink- VersaMark, Basic Black, white craft; Accessories- white emboss powder, rhinestones, white watercolor pencil, dotted ribbon scallop punch, sponge, dimensionals