Happy Easter! Or day after Easter depending on when you're reading this. We had a wonderful Easter with lots of family and friends. And food...always good food!
I have a 2 cards to share with you all today, the second one will be on separate post later. I am not one to follow too many trends, but I've been seeing the chalkboard trend going round and thought I would give it a try since it looks really cool.
My first card is going to be a birthday card for a dear friend. I stamped the sentiments with white pigment ink. According to most tutorials you're suppose to embossed with white embossing powder, etc...but (gasp) I do not own any embossing powders or a heat gun! Crazy I know, but I simply do not have room for it or all the bottles of cool powder that go with it.
So after I stamped my sentiments, I used a Q-tip (professional I know) and I slightly smudged my ink so it would give it that chalkboard effect.
I think I achieved the look, what do you think? A few scattered red rhinestones, some sweet punched butterflies and pearls always makes a card look pretty.
I am linking both of these cards to the following challenges:
Inspired by Stamping March Blog Hop Challenge- Chalkboard Technique
Simon says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon says Stamp and Show-Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by. Any comments left sure makes me happy!
Card 1 Supplies:
Stamps & Ink: Inspired by Stamping & Hampton Arts Ink
Embellishments: Recollections Rhinestones & Pearls, Martha Stewart 3 Butterfly Punch,
Regular Hole Punch
Adhesive: Scotch ATG