First of all, a quick addition to the jigsaw card I published here yesterday. Our Playmate Jane W left a lovely comment and also mentioned that she'd done something similar with printed images and jigsaw pieces from a 'Seraphina' CD she has. I love the result and felt quite bad that I'd totally missed Jane's post - I can't suggest strongly enough that you skip over to the link for a look!
Been meaning to try out the chalkboard technique for ages, and this week's Merry Monday Challenge #191 'Chalkboard' provided the perfect opportunity. I'm also entering my card into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge plus Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for February - both are 'Anything Goes'.
This was the result:
- 4" x 6" white card blank, tent style
- pieces of the same card stock (Hobbycraft's own 300 gsm A4 card), embossed using the Taylored Expressions 'Twirls and Swirls' embossing folder - thought the swirls echo the swirls on the stamped image/sentiment. Then trimmed to just a bit smaller all round than the card front and glued in place
- snippet of matt black card stock rubbed over with an anti-static bag before being stamped using Unity Stamp's Itty Bitty 'Peace and Joy' stamp and a Versamark embossing pad
- then heat embossed the stamped image using 'Detail White' embossing powder made by Stampendous - I love that a few stray specks of white (and I do have some) or some smears don't actually matter on chalkboard cards
- trimmed the image panel to size then went round the edges using a sponge dauber and StazOn 'Cotton White' ink
- glued the chalkboard panel in place on the card front
- picked out a snippet of SU 'Real Red' card plus a snippet of Christmas green card from the snippets folder
- die cut the red part of the poinsettia using Joanna Sheen's All Occasion Dies 'Small poinsettia' set and the green 'skeleton leaves' using the leaf die from the Marianne Creatables 'LR0156' set
- assembled the red die cuts using Glossy Accents and a cocktail stick as a disposable tool
-added two green leaves and the red bloom to the corner of the chalkboard - using ultra sticky red line tape
- finally, a little dome shaped yellow embellishment was popped in the centre of the poinsettia
I knew which stamp to use right away for this card and at the back of my mind could recall seeing it elsewhere being used for the chalkboard technique
- it wasn't until the card was finished that I remembered just where! Of course, it was our Elizabeth who made this lovely card - and sent me scurrying off to buy the same stamp - back in October 2013! It only took me two and a bit years - although I did give the same stamp an outing that December, using silver ink on a pale blue Christmas card.
I made three cards exactly the same whilst all the bits and pieces were out :)
Too funny yesterday, if you haven't already been over to Sarns's to read about the Pancake Race then you're missing a real treat! Such cheating, gambling and a bit of 'forbidden liquid' consumption I think as well, and hilarious photos of the 'event' - poor Parsnip staggered in from the Playground shouting for a darkened room! And the stuff you gals brought to the feast! Someone even mentioned Cointreau - and no doubt there would have been a flame thrower involved if at all possible. Ah, maybe that explains someone having his whiskers a bit singed?
Soooooooooooooooo, as a really sobering thought (especially for those of you who indulged in Bad Brenda's 'Rocket Fuel Special' cocktails - but it isn't Brenda I'm gonna refer to!) - just guess who's being a real darling and giving me a bit of a break next week? Talk about being a turncoat!
I'll still be around in case anything breaks but Miss X the Rebel will be miraculously transformed into Dick Orem and will be cracking the whip, commenting, choosing the picks and has also provided the prize(s)!! And her snippets makes are stupendous, I kid you not! Wanna know who it is? Ask Parsnip - he's strutting round here twiddling his bow tie one minute and sighing like a love sick teenager the next!