Cardinal on branch for ATCAS
I only have eyes for you for Freshly Made Sketches

Chalkboard Word Bubbles for Paper Players #177


8/1/2014:  ETA inside photos :-)

Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.  I hope you are all having a great weekend.

The fabulous Nance has a great challenge to celebrate our first Paper Players challenge of 2014.  The design team totally rocked this challenge, too!  I also think that Nance created another awesome badge for our challenge!

I decided to do a clean and simple outside to the card and to have the chalkboard effect on both the front and back.  However, silly me, I forgot to upload the inside photo, so I am going to have to update my blog post later with the inside photo!

The chalkboard technique is really easy.  I started by running my embossing buddy over the Basic Black cardstock layer and then white embossed the word bubbles and then the sentiments. 

To get the chalkboard effect, I took my white pigment ink pad and rubbed it onto silicone craft sheet.  It was so easy to take a paper towel and pick up some of the ink and just go over the card stock in circles.  I don't know about you, but I remember chalkboards and was often the pupil called upon to clean the board and I always did it in a circular motion.  So, I tried to replicate that with the paper towel.

Here's my clean and simple take on the challenge.

I wanted to create a frame for the chalkboard, so ensured that I had a reasonable size white frame around it and used Gina K heavy weight card stock for the base.  I promise I will update the blog post with the inside pics as soon as I can :-)  A little later than anticipated.... but here's the inside photo.  I decided to go with the chalkboard theme and it's ideal to write the sentiment with a uniball white pen or the SU chalk marker.

Chalk inside

Don't forget to check out the design team cards, they really are worth checking out and then pop along to the Paper Players and join us this week.

On a personal note:

Still incredibly cold in our neck of the woods.  It certainly has been an intense winter so far, but we have managed to avoid the worst of the storms.  As Lou and I are still on vacation for a couple more days, we still have a little time to relax before going back to work.  I really do feel better for having switched off completely from the office for a week!

As always, thank you for your visit and your comments.  They really are much appreciated.  Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.  I;ll be back tomorrow with another card.



Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:

  • Card stock:  Basic Black.  120# white card stock - Gina K
  • Inks:  White Pigment
  • Stamps:  Word Bubbles
  • Tools:  White embossing powder.  Heat gun


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Linda Callahan

You make the cutest cards!


good morning, love the card, think it would be cute for a teacher, i have a niece in minn. that is a teacher and would love to make this style for her.
you and your hubby stay warm looks like you folks are in for some terrible cold weather and then of course heads east to us. stay inside and makes lots of cards.


Sweet and cute, love it, Jaydee!

Christy Q

Love it, Jaydee!! The sentiments really pop off the panel with the chalkboard technique. Stay warm!!

Cindy Brumbaugh

Now, this is chalkboard technique for sure! Such a great card- CAS! TFS;)


Great technique and love the border. I was a teacher so I remember writing on them!!
Stay warm x


great looking card Jaydee. First thing that came to mind to write on your chalkboard card was; 'Baby, It's COLD Outside'.
So many states effected by this Artic blast. Will be so glad once the first signs of Spring appear.

Stay warm everyone and be safe as well.


Fabulous card and technique!

Your story about cleaning the board triggered a memory. Since Lissie was a teacher, we would ride into school with her in the morning and be in her room after school until she was ready to go home (definitely not something allowed in this day and age, believe me). She was VERY particular about having a clean chalkboard to start the day and that included NO streaks AND vertical strokes up and down the board only. :oP No horizontal or circles for her. :oP

Thanks for the trip down memory lane this morning! I hope you have a fabulous Monday--I know it's back to work today.


P.S. Hi Lou!

Nancy Baxter

Thanks for the chalkboard talk. When I taught, I loved chalkboards; they were so easy to erase and there were always plenty of volunteers to do it. Do you remember clapping them outside? Then someone came along and changed them to huge dry erase boards. All that ink on my hands, no easy way to clean them. Oh, well, at least we now have the Chalkboard Technique! Much better... Good luck with the weather and going back to work. My thoughts are with you. Stay warm! Nancy B

Ann Schach

Oh so cute! I love those word bubbles. I can't wait to see the inside:)

Sandy M

What a fun card, Jaydee! Love those word bubbles and they are on my wish list. It's brutally cold here, too, not fit for man nor beast! Stay warm!


Great looking chalkboard card. You made it look so simple but I have yet to master the look of it. Would love to see this technique on a video. What is a silicone craft sheet?
Oh, it's crazy cold out there and here in the east coast. I am so ready for Spring!!!!

Nance Leedy

Awww, the word bubble stamps are perfect for this challenge! Can't you see some kid doodling them on the board?! Love that you made a chalkboard on the inside too! Great card, my friend!

Nance Leedy

Not sure if my comment posted or not! These word bubbles are perfect for the chalkboard technique--can just see them as doodles on the classroom board. Love that you finished the inside too and thank you so much for your sweet shout-out! ((hugs))

The comments to this entry are closed.