Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Chalkboard...You are my anchor

Hey y'all! Shelly, here!
Happy Tuesday, hope all is well?!

I'm swinging in today, to share a sweet little card with y'all!
Believe it or not, I used only one stamp for my card! Yes, one.

Check it out!

You see, just one stamp works, yeah?!...I used the Simply Said: Anchor set, along with the Chalkboard Backdrop die set.

Since the die set is called: Chalkboard backdrop, I decided to go with a chalkboard theme. And since I have no pattern paper (or any paper for that matter) that resembles a chalkboard, I made my own.

Now, I'm not sure of the technique people use to make their own chalkboard paper?...Though, I used some black distress ink and some white pigment ink. I started with my black and added it in layers, which in some areas I chose to have it darker than others. Once I liked the way it looked, I took a little bit of my white ink and just smeared it here and there. If it looked like I added too much white ink (which yes, it did to me.) I just went back over it with my black ink until I got the look I liked.

After, I heat embossed my sentiment in white. Then in the upper right corner, added one little pear pin and some foam tape on the back. I chose a simple red striped pattern paper for my background, then added my chalkboard piece over it. Simple, yeah?!...

I'd love to hear what you think!

AJVD products:

Silver Pear Pins

Simply Said: Anchor stamp set

Chalkboard Backdrop die set

Other supplies:

White cardstock
Red striped pattern paper
Black distress ink
White pigment ink
White embossing powder
Heat gun
Foam tape

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Deepti said...

Wow! Chalkboard paired with red stripes looks stunning :) love that big anchor

Karen B. said...

Love the bold nautical design!

Annette Allen said...

so totally fabulous.. love the red and white stripes.. so fun

Rosemary said...

oh I totally love this!!! fabulous!!

Tracey McNeely said...

A fabulous card Shelly, love that big anchor!

Twenty Five Smiles said...

Beautiful! I love the bold colors!

Kelly Griglione said...

Such a great, bold design, Shelly! Love your strips and chalkboard combo!!

*Vicki* said...

This is so so AWESOME!! I love chalkboard look!!

Becca Cruger said...

Soooo cute! This is just adorable, Shelly!