Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Chalkboard CASE

Happy Wednesday! I'm sharing a card that I CASEd from a fellow Stampin' Pretty Pal, Ann Schach. Ann is VERY talented and I admire her cards so much. CASE is when we stampers "copy and share everything." We give credit to those who made it before us, and sometimes we change it up a bit, too, which I did do here.

(The Chalkboard Technique is making piece of Basic Black card stock look like it's been written on with chalk, erased and re-written on. Or in this case, heat embossed with white embossing powder (my sentiment). I made it look erased by using my Embossing Buddy, a little dust-filled sack that takes the static off of paper before you ink and stick the embossing powder onto it. In this case, I used the Embossing Buddy AFTER I heated the powder, as well as before).

I loved Ann's chalkboard so much, I left it just the same as she made it, but I changed the surrounding card and made it my own by using a different pattern from the Modern Medley Designer Series paper and a large Cherry Cobbler matt that is dry embossed with the Argyle Embossing Folder and just one Gold Foil banner down the middle.

I love how the teeny heart from the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit fits perfectly into the Eiffel Tower image!

I hope you enjoyed today's card. Thanks to ALL of you who take the time to leave your comments. They make me smile!!

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Chalkboard Valentine Card Supplies:
Card Stock: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil
Designer Series Paper: Modern Medley
Stamps: Papaya Collage (frame), Follow My Heart 
Big Shot: Argyle Embossing Folder, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits
Embossing: VersaMark pad, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder


Ann Schach said...

Aw...thanks for the sweet shout out! I love how you used the newsprint as your background! The embossing on the red panel adds so much!

Lynn g. said...

Very pretty and very elegant. Great job on the chalkboard technique. The gold frame and hearts are really striking against the black. Love it! Thanks for sharing.