Monday, January 6, 2014

Another Great Year Chalkboard ~ CCMC284 & PP177

The chalkboard technique...I love it!  When I saw the color combo over at Create with Connie and Mary this week, I thought it would be great to showcase this technique.  Then The Paper Players came out with their weekly challenge and guess what?  It's the chalkboard technique! 
The chalkboard technique is super simple and looks sooooo cool!  I think it offers a lot of bang for your buck, so to speak!
I started by pulling out some of my new supplies from Occasions Catalog.  This Another Great Year set has some great birthday images.  I also used Petite Petals, as well as the coordinating punch.  I stamped the flower three times in Strawberry Slush and twice in Bermuda Bay and punched them all out.  I cut the Bermuda Bay flowers apart and turned them into leaves.  Once I had the flowers arranged on the corner of my card, I tucked the leaves in under them.  I sort of bent the petals of the flowers up to give them more dimension.
Lastly, I tied some bakers twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory pack that will be available in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.
Supplies for this card
Stamps: Petite Petals, Another Great Year
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Black, Strawberry Slush DSP, White
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay, White craft
Accessories: Petite Petal punch, corner rounder punch, bakers twine, pearls
You can order most of these supplies HERE!
 Thanks for taking a peek!


  1. What a great idea to showcase the chalkboard technique! I love it! And those little flowers in the corner are so sweet! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. This stamp set is perfect for the chalkboard technique! I love the way you've combined the colors and the flowers are so sweet! So glad you shared this with us at The Paper Players!

  3. What a great use of the chalkboard technique on this. That greeting is just perfect for it! I love the addition of the cute little flowers too! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  4. Oh what a fun stamp for this technique, just perfect Jenny! The black really pops against the pink and white chevron paper, too. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!

  5. Oh, that stamp looks great with that chalkboard technique! Darn...another set I just have to buy! Great card! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. Love your birthday card! That stamp is PERFECT for the chalkboard technique. Thanks for joining us for the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. I love the cluster of flowers at the top and the sentiment looks great using it with the chalkboard technique! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary this week!