To the Moon & Back

Monday, February 9, 2015

One of my favorite techniques is the chalkboard technique. Just the idea of chalkboards makes me a little nostalgic. I used to love washing the chalkboard in the afternoon at the end of a school day. Now kids just turn off the smart board--that's no fun! ;)
For this chalkboard card, I die cut a Classic Hourglass shape from black cs, then heat embossed the "Hello My Dear" stamp using a white detail ep. Then, I stamped over that, slightly offsetting it for a shadow effect, using a white pigment ink. Before the ink dried, I smeared it across the cs for a chalky look. After the pigment ink dried, I added tiny bits of color with Prismacolor pencils: I colored in the heart, added a green line under "Forever & Ever," blue lines on either side of the "Moon & Back," and added two little "XO's." The rest of the card is just popped up, layered die cuts, with magenta glitter brads added to the checkered cs die cut. The card is on a lime green cs base. You might notice some darker green markings on the lime green base. I used a newsprint stamp to give the cs a little more texture, but in the end, so little showed, I'm not sure it made a difference. I rounded all four corners of the card, just slightly, with a 1/8" corner chomper.
On the inside, I stamped the same newsprint image on the lime green base, then using the negative from the "chalkboard" die cut on the front of the card, I turned it sideways and added skinny strips of dp left over from the front of the card. This time I wanted at least a little of the text stamp to show, so I chose a Labels 18 die that would give me enough room to personalize the card, yet not completely cover the negative opening. I sponged Spun Sugar Distress Ink inside the die of the Labels 18 die cut before gluing it to the card. Then I added a few dots of Magenta Stickles just to brighten things up. 


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13 comments :

Chana said...

I love all the fabulous layers! Wonderful design and beautifully presented! Thanks for dropping this off by 613 Avenue Create!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

Thanh Vo said...

Hi Cheryl! What a beautifully layered card - I love the chalkboard look! Thanks so much for hanging out with us at YNS.

Annette Allen said...

Wow awesome card.. love the chalkboard look.. Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp..

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl! I love the chalkboard effect and all the layers look fab.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Conniecrafter said...

Great chalkboard look and I love the layering of the dies for the framing/background!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, I just love this design, the shadowing, everything! Taking chalkboard to a whole new level. Fabulous, Cheryl!

Pop's Cards said...

Such a gorgeous creation, love the colours that you have chosen, thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this time, hugs Pops x

Deborah Anton said...

As always... LOVE your creation girl! The chalkboard is fabulous and that is actually one of my favorite stamps. Thanks for playing along with us at YNS! xo

Angel said...

Awesome job on the chalkboard! Such awesome texture! Thanks for playing with us at YNS!

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly made card and love the image and goodies added. Thanks so much for entering in our challenge at CC&CC.
Hope to see you in our next challenge. Cheers, aNNie {Chocolate Coffee and Cards DT Member}

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Julie E said...

So many wonderful layers - all the colors really came together so well on your card! I only recently did the chalkboard technique for the first time, but I know why you are hooked. Yours looks great. Thanks so much for playing along with us at YNS!

Sue said...

Love the use of all the colours and your die cuts!
Thanks for playing along at Your Next Stamp!

Anita said...

A beautiful chalkboard card! Thanks for joining our challenge at YNS!