Thursday, March 28, 2013

IBS March Blog Hop - Chalkboard Technique

Happy Thursday,

This month's Inspired by Stamping Blog Hop Challenge is the chalkboard technique.  I made a chalkboard easel stand card for my very sweet friend, Jean.


Although I got the original idea for the card here, I didn't follow that tutorial.  To make the card, I started with an A2 base in white CS.  From the bottom I cut in 3/4" on both sides and up 2".  As I wanted the easel stand to look like wood, I brayered my Woodgrain EF with Crumb Cake ink before embossing the Crumb Cake CS.  The 'wood' strips were attached to the front and inside of the card.

Supplies used:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, and White CS, Melon Mambo and White Ink, White Embossing Powder, Woodgrain EF, PTI Banner Builder Dies, Bakers Twine, IBS Seam Binding and Flower, IBS Beautiful Iris and Fancy Alphabet Stamp Sets.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lisa

9 comments:

Karli said...

Great idea to ink up the folder before embossing. It looks that much better! I haven't made a chalkboard card---> yet. Yes, that's a sad thing for one who is a teacher, right?! Your card is one of the prettiest chalkboard cards I've seen for sure. What a lucky jean! Hugs~

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic card Lisa.

Creations by Shirl said...

Love all your projects, you are really an inspiration....
TFS Lisa!

Marisa Job said...

What a great card!! Very original! Love it!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Your technique was great!!! Your card looks terrific!!!

Deborah Anton said...

Very neat!

Joanna M said...

This is awesome Lisa! Hugs, J

Regina said...

hallo, liebe Lisa
BOAH! Deine Karte sieht ja großartig aus! Ganz toll mit der kleinen Namens-Girlande!

liebe Grüße Regina

Jean Cross said...

I just saw this. How wonderful is this. Yes, I am very lucky to have a friend so fun and generous and thoughtful.