Thursday, February 7, 2013

Chalkboard Valentine

Valentine's cards, part deux.  Yesterday I saw a card on Moxie Fab that dropped my jaw.  I wanted to make one.  I wanted to make one BAD.  I started on kraft paper and it just looked a bit blah. .)

That's as far as I got before I started to set it aside so I could start on card 4 (yeah, 4.  2 is on the back burner until I get a doily).  Another thing I've wanted to try recently is the chalkboard technique.  Then, DUH Jen!  Those gems and such would pop quite nicely on black!  So here's the result:

I used Betsy Veldman's chalkboard tutorial.  Obviously I went for the VERY smudgy look.  LOL!

As an aside, my "Tip of the Day": Something I found that worked well was to use something clear (I used a stamp block was nice since it didn't roll under the weight but a sheet of acetate would have been good too) to line up my buttons and bling over the card.  Some of the bling was sticky backed so unless I'd cut it out, it would have been difficult to put on the paper and shift until I got it where  I liked.  It definitely simplified the layout process and when I changed cards, I already liked the "bling layout" so I was able to just put the block to the side and then put it back in place for final tweaks when the black card was done.

Ink: (Whisper White): Stampin' Up, (VersaMark): Tsukineko

Stamps: (Love): Stampin' Up, (Happy Valentine's Day): Repeat Impressions
Bling: Creative Charms, Studio 18, Walmart, Bazzill, Stampin' Up, Vintage buttons
Misc: (White colored pencil): Crayola

Apron Strings Day #2: Old bling, new paper.  The paper came last week in my Stampin' Up order and some of the bling is the first bling I bought and several buttons were my grandmother's.  

Southern Girls: Bling it On
Top Tip Tuesday: Let Me Call You Sweetheart


  1. OH MY! This is gorgeous. I love the "blackboard" look of it!

  2. Hey Jen! It's so good to hear from you! I'm sorry I haven't been by for such a long time! The Internet is like a black hole sucking up time! So many great friends and beautiful blogs to keep track of!
    Ahh, so you like that big bunny do you? LOL! They are big for sure but all that luscious soft fur! But I am leaning toward bunnies that can avoid the shearing process and just be plucked when shedding season comes. That way they aren't naked after being plucked either because the loose fur has already been replaced by an undergrowth of a new coat!
    I'll keep you posted :D

  3. Jen, I think this turned out great! So glad you had a chance to play around with this technique. :-)

  4. Thank you Jen, I'm so happy my card got you crafting ; ) Your "blackboard" is beautiful, love all the shades of pink and you've done such a great job using Betsy's technique!

  5. Love the blackboard technique card & great tip too :)

  6. Oh my goodness, I just love this card, it's absolutely gorgeous! thank you for joining the Southern Girls, have a great weekend, Julie.x {I'll be back to "pin" it later, inspirational!}

  7. Beautiful, I love the chalkboard effect, and you're right, the embellishments just pop. Thanks for joining the Let Me Call You Sweetheart Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  8. OK, I've only done the chalkboard technique once and your card totally rocks it that now I must make another one, LOL!!!!

    Thanks for visiting my blog too and good luck!

    Inky hugs,