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 Splitcoaststampers.com 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!