Saturday, August 3, 2013

Chalkboards

Boy, have I been wanting to try this method out. This is either the last or close to the last card I will make for DTGD challenges over at SCS. Really. 18 cards in three days? I'm no Iron Man. I gave up. Someone needs to drag me across the finish line. They're still going strong. Today is Saturday, and by this Monday, 36 cards (I think) are due! 6 cards per day x 6 = 36. Usually it takes me 2 days to make one card. My mind and body are CRUSHED.

The Card Recipe:

Glitz Happy Travels stamp set
GKD Pure Luxury cardstock, tan scrap as well as clear embossed pattern paper.
Ranger fine detail white embossing powder and heat tool (for the sentiment).
VersaMagic Cloud White ink with sponge dauber (to make the 'chalky background).
Memento Jumbo Java ink for distressing.
White color pencil with ruler (to draw the lines).
Cropadile Scallop corners on tan back panel.
Fiskars heart corner punch on designer paper.
Twine, adhesive pearls, and antique heart pearl button on bow.

Tips & Tricks:

Choose a sentiment that 'looks' vintage, preferably with scroll work or flourishes that you can add around it.

Add some white lines with pencil and ruler - I used this for the border as well as lines for writing on the actual black board.

Some people use the embossing buddy as 'chalky' background, but I find that to just fall off the card. Instead, use a white chalky or dye ink to sponge gently over the sentiment to give it the vintage chalk look.










Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look!!!!





11 comments:

  1. This is absolutely amazing!! You've picked the perfect "vintage" sentiment, and the black-ish border is fabulous! The twine and pearls are the final, wonderful touch. Well done, Rosy! And it sounds like you've been very, very busy making cards!!!! I'm so glad to hear that! Now,,take a much-deserved rest!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hey, Rosy, this is a great chalk board effect card. I love those little corner cut outs, so cute. The scroll work is just gorgeous. All over stunning card, very impressed. I like your version with the ink added, don't understand the embossing buddy method, and sounds so temporary.
    Wonderful card. Sorry you didn't make the total 36+ cards, but the ones you made that I've seen, were awesome. Who says ya have to finish, everything? Kudos, for what you did.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I left you a comment on StampTV, but just had to say it again here: Absolutely gorgeous! The black board effect is so cool and realistic! You are amazing me left and right, friend! Sooooo many cards! Well here's a big "You go girl!" from me!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I left you a comment on StampTV, but just had to say it again here: Absolutely gorgeous! The black board effect is so cool and realistic! You are amazing me left and right, friend! Sooooo many cards! Well here's a big "You go girl!" from me!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Gorgeous card, Rosy! I love the vintage feel of it. Beautifully done!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Gorgeous card Rosy, I love the blackboard effect. This would make a great front cover for a book of pictures and 'memories'. Love it. Hugs, Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

    ReplyDelete
  7. Bwahaha....you made it about 14 more cards than I could have! One of these days, I'll try that challenge, but not just yet! I'm on the fence about this technique - haven't yet tried it either! One day I like it a lot, other days, not so much. Your card is wonderful, though! You did a great job on a tough technique! Thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I just adore your card and the whole layout of it. And, using the ink is the way I go as well. In fact, I did this method years ago with inks in which I had a Ranger Palette of white and black inks in slightly different shades which is perfect for that. We usually made backgrounds though instead, and not used as a black board affect with a sentiment. But I sure do love your work girl! You are amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is one of your most beautiful cards I think. Love the effects you achieved, and it was interesting reading the how-to-s on this vintage card. I'm impressed that you got that many cards done in the short space of time. Gosh, you deserve a medal! I'm a slow cardmaker too. I wouldn't have the courage to participate in that kind of challenge. Good for you that you did, and finished all the marvelous cards that you were able to do. Now rest up! TFS

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow Rosy, for your first try, you nailed it. This card looks great. I can't believe you did 18 cards...wow. There is no way I could have done 36 cards in 6 days...that would have been a nightmare to even try it. So, kudos to you for trying! Thanks for the tips on the chalk technique. I haven't done this yet...now I think I have to.

    ReplyDelete
  11. absolutely stunning, Rosy! Just amazing!!!!!

    ReplyDelete

Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!