Welcome to my blog and my design submission for SU! Only Challenge #63.  I really enjoyed making this card and I just love the Faux Chalkboard technique.  The Faux Chalkboard technique is super easy and simple while really having a powerful effect.  This card was the same card that my Goldsboro, NC Craft Club did for their January Club meeting.  All the ladies just raved over this technique and how fun it is…  Actually, I'll admit I was a bit worried about doing this technique because most of them are teachers.

Valentine Chalkboard Card



I used two stamp sets for this card from the Occasions Catalog.  The stamp sets are the Hearts a Flutter and That's the Ticket stamp set.  To create the card, I started with the Whisper White card base then layered on top the Basic Black.  On the Basic Black, I randomly rubbed Craft White Ink over the black to create the effect of a black board.  I then created a border using a white Colored Pencil.  The hearts are heat embossed using the Melon Mambo Heat Embossing Powder.  The Tags and Tickets used were stamped using Melon Mambo.  The Tag was cut out using the matching framelit and the Ticket was punched out using the punch that matches the "That's the Ticket" stamp set.

SO much fun to make!


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