Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy {Heart} Day!

Good morning!! Julie here and I've got a little lovey card for you that I made for the new  Mix-Ability Challenge at SCS from last week.  The challenge was Emboss Resist which I haven't done in forever!

(All the supplies are linked up at the end of the post.)

I'm calling this my "dirty chalkboard" card - lol!  First, I stamped and embossed (with white ep) the images and sentiments using Cupid's Arrow from Wplus9 on black cardstock.  Then I used Picket Fence Distress Stain and swiped it all over my card to make it appear that the chalkboard was really chalky - you know, like those cheaper kinds of  blackboards that you can never seem to get clean?! :)  Then I heavily sprayed the whole thing with Light Pink Glimmer Mist which you can see better in the close-up photo.

I also used the emboss resist technique to make the "frame" - embossing a woodgrain pattern on kraft cardstock with clear embossing powder and then going over it with a sponge applicator and Distressed Walnut Ink.  The rest of the card was kept pretty simple.  I used pretty paper from the Love Story pad by Echo Park.  While I was in the embossing mode I embossed a chipboard heart several times with red ep, edged it with some antique lace and added a Rhinestone.

Thanks for visiting today!


Tracy said...

Julie I am in looove with your dirty chalkboard card,lol....and adore the red embossed heart!!

Bonnie Irvine said...

This card makes me must be the retired teacher in me. Love the dirty blackboard effect you created. With that gorgeous stamping, it reminds me of the wonderful chalkboard art you see in some bistros. The frame captures the woodgrain effect beautifully. The embossed heart is very cool.

butterfly said...

Such an adorable chalkboard effect - delicious card!
Alison x

Annette Green said...

Okay, I am totally loving the dirty chalkboard style. This is great!