Sunday, January 27, 2013

Chalkboard Thanks

I’m a little late to the party – to the challenge – but I’m here now, and that’s what matters, at least in my book. Being fashionably late is acceptable, right? The Chalkboard technique has been out on since late December, and on the Waltzingmouse Stamps blog, Claire has challenged us to create using this technique. Good thing too because I haven’t tried it yet. Nothing like a challenge to get a person in gear.

Today I’m thankful...well, I’m thankful everyday, but for today’s project, I have a thank you card to share. I never seem to have enough THANK YOU cards on hand, and I have plenty of people to send them to.


I created my background by using some patterned paper from Carta Bella’s Beautiful Moments collection and on that I layered my sentiment panel.


I used a variety of thank you sentiments to create my “subway” art style sentiment. I used my Fiskars Easy Stamp Press to line up all of my sentiments so that I could stamp them all at one time (using Versa Mark ink) and to make sure they all fit within the shape of my black cardstock. I then used white embossing powder and heat set.

I used my circle cutter to round the bottom edge. I layered that on a piece of a doily die cut that I had lying on my craft table. It always makes me happy to be able to use some scraps!


To embellish my card, I added some wine colored organdy ribbon to the top of my card along with a multi loop bow.

So, while I didn’t jump on the chalkboard technique bandwagon right out of the gate, I am happy that I gave it a try.

I’m thankful that I didn’t have to get out in the ugly gray, freezing rain today. We attended church last night because we anticipated the icky weather and it also gave me the opportunity to spend extra time in my pajamas and to get a little crafting in today.

Thanks for looking is today. I’m THANKFUL that you did.


Live each day with PURPOSE!


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Miriam Prantner said...

I love this Lynn! It's really elegant and bold and kind of vintage too, loving that rich wine color you have paired with the chalkboard.

Vickie Z said...

Fashionably late... never!! Fabulous card... absolutely!! Love the reds with the chalkboard and those sentiments!! Not familiar with a couple of them (hard to believe, I know) so I'm going to have to do some browsing!! Love it!!

Deborah Frings said...

Love these gorgeous colours, both warm and elegant! Love the mixture of thank you sentiments and that pretty doily too! Great card.

I stayed in the wram today too - so nice to look out at the snow :)

Kelly S. said...

What a COOOOOL thank you card, Lynn! I just love how you used all of those sentiments...Claire's variety of fonts make them look very subway-y (is that a word?) And OH that rich red patterned paper and ribbon just make everything so bold and delicious. The lacy edge is a perfect fit with the details in the background. LOVELY!

Claire Brennan said...

OOh. Elegant Lynn, so elegant! I love this card - the rich burgundy is gorgeous with the chalkboard and the doily is perfect to set it all off!! hugs to you for playing along!!

Marybeth said...

Love this just might get a thank you back for this gorgeous TY card. Love that sheer bow and pretty paper.
We almost always go to Saturday night Mass. Hope you enjoyed a cozy morning.

Pauline said...

Gorgeous thank you card Lynn, I love the mix of fonts and the beautiful elegant paper here!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Oh Lynn! I love your color scheme! This is so elegant,and playful all at the same time! And your bow is gorgeous!
Thank you so much for sharing!
Stay warm and safe!

Blessings and Hugs!

Winnie said...

Sounds like a perfect Sunday! We are expecting that weather today (Monday morning...) makes me want to leave and start my commute. Ugh. Your card is so lovely. I haven't tried the chalkboard technique yet. I think I will give it a shot soon. Love how card looks. I just adore chalkboards and use one in my stamp room all the time.

Carola said...

Hi Lynn

This is a great card in the chalkboard technique. All those different sentiments look very pretty and it really looks as if you had written in chalk on a black board.
I like the round bottom and the doily, the background paper as well as the red bow are a great addition.

I saw that Claire already has another challenge... but I hope that I also find time to make a Christmas card because I don't have forgotten that challenge...

Have a nice day!

Kind regards

Michelle said...

This is a very pretty and elegant card.