Thursday, January 9, 2014

Chalk Talk

Hi, everyone.

Paper Smooches is having a Guest Designer call. So, it sounded like the perfect opportunity to play with a few PS stamp sets that were just calling to be inked up -- including a Botanicals set from their January CHA release.  :)

paper: Recollection black
Paper Smooches stamps: Group Hugs, Botanicals 2, Bee Mine
sentiments and images heat embossed in Stampin' Up! white ep
The Stencil Collection non-smear pastels
There are a couple of things that I really like about this card.
  • I am pleased with combining several stamp sets to create the overall look. This is not something that comes easily for me.
  • I was also pleased with the embossing itself. All the sentiments came out crisply. As the title of this blog indicates, this is not always the case.  :)
  • This was only my second chalkboard card... attempting my first one for yesterday's Operation Write Home challenge. The first one was okay... think this one is better. There was a tutorial on the OWH site with a few really helpful tips, including the suggestion to use a paint brush to brush away random specks of powder.
  • Finally, I LOVE the fact that this is a one-layer card! Yep, may be my first ever one-layer card!
That's about it for today. Thanks for stoppin' and happy scrapping!

1 comment:

  1. I think this is just awesome! I love what you did with the chalkboard technique! Way to go!