Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Chalkboard Birthday!

I was SO excited to see the Chalkboard Technique as the Technique Lovers challenge over on Split Coast this week.   I've had this tutorial by Betsy Veldman printed out on my desk for a while now.
So Joan's challenge made me finally sit down and try to do it!  You'll find all kinds of chalkboard cards in the SCS challenge gallery here.

 If you look at Betsy's birthday sample - you'll see I pretty much copied it!! Using stamps that I had from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps and Taylored Expressions - I created this chalkboard card (well it's actually a 3"x4" tag type creation - it doesn't open)
 What you see here is my third try at it - the first one wasn't spaced well and the 2nd one I tried over stamping the white embossing with Fresh Snow ink and I WAY OVER over stamped it! So - it's a process that I think you get better at the more you do it!

First I stamped the sentiments with Versamark and embossed them in white. Then I stamped the banner over the HAPPY BIRTHDAY using Fresh Snow - I didn't get it quite centered over the sentiment so I added the pink heart gems to off set it!  I cut off the side edges up to and around the banner ends so they stick out.  Next I drew the framing lines with a white Prismacolor watercolor pencil and drew some red lines around NOISE and yeah BABY. I rubbed a little bit of Fresh Snow Ink around the edges and open spaces and finally added the ribbon and buttons with twine.

Pretty cool huh??!!

Stamps: Banner and Happy Birthday from It's a Banner Day 1 - Taylored Expression, all other sentiments from Woot Woot by Cas-ual Fridays Stamps
Paper: True Black, Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores - PTI
Ink: Versamark, Fresh Snow - PTI
Accessories: caribbean  and; pink sorbet twine - The Twinery, buttons - PTI, ribbon - PTI, glue dots, heart gems - Amuse, white and red Prismacolor watercolor pencils, white embossing powder, hot gun


~amy~ said...

really fun Julia...I super love this technique!

Lynn Mercurio said...

I love this look, Julia. I'm going to give it a go. Thanks for the inspiration.

Shoregirl said...

I love, love, love this look! Such a pretty card!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so COOL!!!

Annette said...

wow this is really the coolest thing it

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Wonderful card, Julia and I'm thankful that you provided the link to the tutorial! I need to practice. I'm glad you confessed that the first one wasn't perfect - it makes me feel so much better! I love this card!

Pauline said...

Tis is brilliant Julia, I keep seeing these chalkboard style cards, I'm going to take a look at the technique!

maryr917 said...

I love how your card turned out Julia-this is such a great technique-I am going to give this a try today

Michele Gross said...

Oh my gosh! I love this!