Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Inspired By Stamping March Challenge & Blog Hop

Each month at Inspired By Stamping, we offer a fun challenge (different from our weekly challenges) that lasts two weeks.  For March we're featuring the current craze called Chalkboard Technique.

Details:  Create a card/project using the Chalkboard Technique.

The Challenge:  We want our customers to share and create projects/cards using our Inspired By Stamping stamp sets and goodies.  Plus, two of our randomly chosen winners will receive a $25 gift card to the Inspired By Stamping store! If you use an IBS set, you could be one of our featured artists on the IBS Facebook page and pinned to our "Inspiring Designs from Customers" Board on Pinterest!  Don't have any IBS sets yet?  That's ok!  We invite you to join along in this challenge, too!

I see many chalkboard cards that use black card stock to mimic old 'blackboards', which is what we called them as children.  I chose instead to do mine on blue, for 'something different', as my grandmother used to say.  I remember when she made lasagna with hard boiled eggs inside, for "something different".  That was not a welcome change. :P

I started with an oval die cut, then stamped and heat-embossed a rose from Flowers Bloom.  I swirled a white-inked sponge over the rose, extending a bit beyond its borders.  That's all there is to it.  Very easy, and it gives a neat 'glow.'  Beneath the oval, I attached a little border of olive green banners.  Can you see it?  It's from Mason Jars, and just happened to be lying on my desk from another project.

The tiny bouquet of blue flowers is from Flowers Bloom, also.  I trimmed it, mounted it on a tab label, and decorated with twine and a vintage-looking brad.

This bold sentiment is from Daisies.  I thought it could either be appropriate for a general card, or a birthday card.

There's a Blog Hop so that you can get inspired to join this challenge with us.

Colleen - you are here!

Link up your Chalkboard creation HERE between March 20 at 7:00 pm until April 3 at 7:00 pm in UTC +10. 

(if you are in the Eastern Standard Time zone, that's 5:00 AM March 20th to 5:00 AM April 3rd).

Thanks for dropping by today!

Stamps:  Flowers Bloom, Daisies, Mason Jars - IBS
Fibers: White Crochet Tape - IBS


Paperesse said...

A truly beautiful card Colleen!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* this is just drop dead GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it!! WOW WOW WOW!!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous card, love it ! Have a great day, Shirleyx

Hussena said...

Oh Wao!...This is so beautiful Colleen...I really liked the way you have used the chalkboard technique in your card...So different and the end -result is really fabulous...All the details in your card are just amazing! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous on the blue -- very awesome card~

Lisa Elton said...

So pretty Colleen, the white rose on the blue is divine!!

Bonnie said...

I'm not a great fan of the chalkboard technique! Gasp! But I love it on the blue! Great job!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful technique. And I have to say your card looks gorgeous.. Well done my friend.


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Colleen! I like the blue cardstock, very creative :-)

Benzi said...

Ooh, I love it on blue...just gorgeous. I see your little banners sticking out and looking very pretty.

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful and elegant with those lovely muted blues and greens. Your white embossing looks wonderful with this image. Very pretty card design, too. Always just the right application of everything.

Anonymous said...

Interesting. I don't have a white pigment inkpad. Good reason to get one soon!


Love the pretty stamp. I came here from Cindy's, and I'm going to hop on to Deb's Blog.


lisa808 said...

Your blue 'chalkboard' is a welcome change, but I definitely could have done without that lasagna :)

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