Friday, January 25, 2013

Unity LOVE - Friends with Flair

Okay...I don't know if I was the only one who thought this - but the minute I saw the new Unity Kit of the Month - this image jumped right out at me as PERFECT for a Chalkboard art card! I don't know why...I just know for some reason I am LOVING this technique! So...this is what I made to share for this weeks Unity Friends with Flair:
I used some super yummy Glitz Designs paper, from the Love Truly 6x6 paper pad (which just happens to be available for a GREAT price HERE at Shop Pumpkin Spice!) - this is seriously one of my favorite Valentine paper pads right now - and great for so many other things beyond! 
I stamped the image on some chalkboard paper, and heat embossed it in white, before adding some white smudges with pigment ink. Finally, re-stamped the image with the white pigment ink. It was a bit tougher to line up than a clear stamp, but I just went with it! I then added some white lines with a white colored pencil.
I distressed all the edges of my paper with my Tim Holtz distress tool. LOVE the shabby look it gives! 
Tucked a doily in, wrapped some jute twine around and tied in a bow, adding a red button from my stash. 
Finished off with some white rosette trim by Tim Holtz, and some pom pom trim from my stash.
I don't think I'm done with the Chalkboard technique anytime soon - just can't get enough of it! In fact, I already made another one like this - same stamp image, but some different papers and softer colors (I will share it soon!) In the meantime, hope you have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

I'm also linking this up this weeks challenge at Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes.



33 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, that stamp looks great with that technique!

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  2. THis is gorgeous! Love everything about this card. :)

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  3. This is gorgeous! Love the shabby chic look. I have the chalkboard paper and haven't been brave enough to try the technique. TFS!

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  4. Gorgeous card. Your cards are always a pleasure to look at. Great work once again.

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  5. Fabulous card, I love all of the elements!

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  6. Wonderful card! Love the chalkboard effect.

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  7. Gorgeous chalkboard effect. Tempting me to join KOTM for sure.

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  8. This is a beautiful card. I love using the chalkboard technique.

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  9. I hadn't thought how very perfect that stamp is for this technique. You rocked it!

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  10. This is a great card -- but all of yours are! I haven't tried this technique, but you intrigued me with this card.

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  11. I totally love the chalked looks. Such a neat technique!! I so love that stamp too...it was the first one that caught my eye...and I used it in my project too :)

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  12. what a lovely card my friend.

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  13. oh funny, I'm working on a "chalkboard" card right now

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  14. Heather this is gorgeous! I've been seeing this technique everywhere .. Maybe it's time to give it a try. TFS!

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  15. How fun is this card? WOW! Love the techniques with the smudge!

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  16. This is gorgeous! I made a chalkboard card this week as well, but I "cheated" because mine was a digi from Daydream Designs. Here's a link to mine:
    http://www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com/2013/01/chalkboard-fun.html
    Now, I will have to give this technique a try because i really do love the chalkboard look. Great job! You've inspired me for sure. I'm super grateful to have you share your awesome creations in our challenges, and hope you know how truly thankful I am for you. Thanks for sharing, and have a blessed week.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  17. wonderful card and perfect stamp for this technique.

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  18. This project is gorgeous. Such a lot of finesse to reach your outcome. I love it and hope to see more of your work.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

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  19. Ok... you've done it! This is my favorite card in the FWF this week! Perfect amount of vintage and layering. Love it!!

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  20. Great chalkboard technique and vintage-y feel of it

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  21. Fantastic - so many textures and details!

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  22. Oh! Love, love, love this! That stamp IS perfect for that technique. I'm going to have to give this a try

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  23. Love this card, Heather!! You did great with the chalkboard technique. It looks awesome. Have a happy weekend!!

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  24. Your card turned out beautifully!!

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  25. Love your card, great techniques.

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  26. I LOVE all your cahlkboards! GLAD you are not done making them:)

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  27. I love all the distressing and dimension on this!

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  28. Oh, I love the technique you used with this stamp. Your card came out just beautiful, as always.

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  29. This is fabulous! You're right, a perfect stamp for the technique. Great design, too!

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  30. THis is terrific, the chalkboard look is perfect with that stamp!

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  31. I love the chalkboard look, great card

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