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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hello again! I'm back with my final Viva la Verve challenge card for January.
I won the entire January release from Flourishes a couple of weeks ago, which included the Just My Type stamp set, and it was perfect for the chalkboard technique that I've been seeing on different blogs. The technique is just as easy as it looks, but the white ink I used over the embossing took forever to dry!

I backed the "chalkboard" with a piece of silver paper to emphasize the edges, then popped it up with layers of crimped cs. The red hearts were cut from solid red cs. I added glitter to the two larger ones, glued the smaller ones on top of that, then covered the smaller hearts with Glossy Accents. The swirl in the lower right corner was stamped with red acrylic paint. I used waxed linen thread to attach the heart charm. The edges of the layers were sponged with Distress Ink, then I finished with some sewing.

On the inside, I die cut white cs, then stamped a script text on it and sponged the inside edges while the cs was still in the die. The script turned out a little darker than I wanted, so I sponged a light layer of white ink in the center. The red hearts were stamped in red paint. I also stamped the sentiment in red paint, but it was difficult to read, so after it dried, I stamped over it with black Staz-On ink. I really like the effect. To continue the chalkboard theme, I matted the die cut layer on a piece of black cs and drew on it with colored pencils. The white pearls are a Pearl Pen.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve January 2013 Week 3 Sketch Challenge: VLVJan2013 Week 3
The Pink Elephant Challenge #184-Hearts: TPE184
Stamp and Create-January Challenge: Love


Stamps: Just My Type, Roses Are Red (Flourishes); Sweet Treats (Verve); Distress Script Text (Glitz)
Paper: Timeless Type Stack (DCWV); Yours Truly (Echo Park)
Ink: Memento; Distress; Colorbox; Versamark; Staz-On
Dies: From the Heart (Verve); Labels Eighteen (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Bracket Edge Punch (EK Success); embossing powder (Zing); Prismacolor pencils; acrylic paint; Distress Stickles Dry Glitter (Ranger); sewing thread; silver half pearl; waxed linen thread; metal charm; Glossy Accents; Pearl Pen
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Jessi Fogan said...

Lucky duck :) Congrats on that fabulous win! Love how the chalkboard technique looks - this stamp IS perfect for it :)

Angela said...

Gorgeous, Cheryl, inside and out! Love how you have done the little red hearts....

Maria said...

Ohhh, lucky you for winning some fabulous stamps! You did the chalkboard technique perfectly with this sweet Valentine card! It's beautiful inside and out! Take care, hugs!

mae said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us this month at Stamp and Create Challenge!

Conniecrafter said...

Love the chalkboard technique, sweet charm, great idea to display it on the card and like the layering of the hearts!

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous!! The chalkboard image is wonderful!!

Sue Lelli said...

What a Great win and what a Fab card, Cheryl! LOVE THE chalkboard, the houndstooth paper and the red hearts! Stunning!

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Pink Elephant!
Sheri-TPE DT