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.