Monday 26 May 2014

AAA Cards Game 4

Already we're on to game 4 at AAA Cards. And the first sponsor prize is up for grabs - $20:00 to spend at Blue Moon Scrapbooking! WOW! That's an amazing prize!

 BlueMoon Scrapbooking

 So this week's challenge is titled 'Create' and features the chalkboard trend that is so popular at the moment.  Blue Moon Scrapbooking have loads of chalkboard papers, stickers, labels & tags - check here and here. Also loads of stamps check here and here.

So off I went to youtube to see how to achieve this look.  And then I had a little play and this is what I came up with - my first ever card using this technique.

First I die cut a rectangle of slightly ribbed black cardstock and punched the ripped out of a notebook top. I stamped using white ink and then added some freehand squiggles and dashes using a white watercolour pencil.

Finally I rubbed on some white ink to get that much used look of a chalkboard.  I tried using a sponge with ink, talcum powder and smudging the white watercolour pencil, but found the way that worked best for me was just to use my finger with ink. Love how it's picked up the ribbing on the black card.

So then I mounted the chalkboard onto pads and added a little detail underneath with a twine tied tag.

Go check out the cards from the rest of the DT- they're amazing! Hope you'll join in and play 'create', can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Stamps: My Mind's Eye, The Sweetest Thing; SU, Oh Hello; Clearly Besotted, Holiday Sentiments
Inks: Versa Magic, cloud white; white watercolour pencil
Dies: Clearly Besotted, Tag Along; Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles
Punch: ek sucess, notebook border
Embellishments: twine from my stash

Thanks for your time today and I'm all ready and keen to reciprocrate by looking at your blogs.



  1. I love the effect you've created with this technique. I think I might have to try it out!

  2. Jane, your invite is totally handsome!

  3. Jane, you've done such a good job here! Already fell in love with your card, but you've written a spiffy post for AAA Cards and BlueMoon as well. Thanks Jane, you're quite a trooper!

  4. Such a cute card! Love all the elements and the banner underneath with the Baker's Twine is such a great touch. It all comes together so perfectly!


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