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.
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