Chalkboard Technique Fall Card

There is something about the chalkboard technique on dark brown card stock rather than black that I like better. It looks warmer, and with fall right around the corner, I was in the mood to use the Season of Friendship stamp.

First, I stamped the tree with White Craft ink onto chocolate chip card stock cut with the Top Note Die. I added some leaves on the tree and along the ground with White Craft ink as well. Next, I used Stampin UP Pastels (chalks) in browns and oranges and yellows to color in the stamped image. After rubbing the excess chalk away with a dry tissue, your colored image is revealed.

I’m on a Victoria Crochet Trim kick lately. I did not think I would like it but ordered it on a whim and now I can’t stop using it! I wrapped the ribbon around the top note and added a sentiment from Whimsical Words stamped in Cajun Craze ink on Very Vanilla. I punched it out with the Curly Label Punch and attached it to the card with a stampin dimensional. To highlight the edges, I took a sponge dauber in More Mustard ink (my dauber had a little shimmer paint residue on it, hence the sparkles).

The card base is More Mustard layered with Cajun Craze (a perfect fall color). I embossed the Cajun Craze with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder before adhering it to the card.

Love Birds {Fall Theme}

With an upcoming fall wedding (well, I haven’t technically been invited yet, but I know the invitation’s coming since I helped make them) I have autumn colors on the brain. This started out as a possible wedding invitation, but by leaving off any type of “you’re invited” sentiment, it’s general enough to use for any occasion really.

This card is 5″ x 7″ finished size, with the base color being Crumb Cake. I stamped the front with the Woodgrain stamp in the same crumb cake ink. Across the front, I added a strip of chocolate chip card stock, paper pierced along the bottom.

The main image is from Season of Friendship, stamped on Very Vanilla card stock in chocolate chip ink for the trunk, so saffron, pumpkin pie, and cajun craze for the leaves. As for the birds, I stamped them in taken with teal ink, then cut them out. In order for them to face each other, I turned over one of the birds and stamped all over the back with the stamp and taken with teal ink. Then, I used the White Gel Pen to make a little eye and that’s it–now they’re love birds! I attached them to the tree with 2 mini glue dots each.

In the lower corner, I stamped “love” from Tiny Tags in chocolate chip ink. I LOVE those little brackets–they are too cute.

I distressed the edges of the very vanilla card stock with the Cutter Kit distressing tool and rubbed some Creamy Caramel ink around the edges with a Sponge Dauber. Then, the very vanilla was layered with Cajun Craze and attached to the base.

Finally, I sprayed the whole front of the card with Shimmer Mist that I made using 70% Rubbing Alcohol and Frost Shimmer Paint.

Until the invitations are mailed, I don’t want to post a picture and spoil the surprise–so be on the lookout for the invitation that made the cut!

Dasher Embossed-Movers & Shapers Window Card

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The idea for this card came about from trying to glitter up the Dasher Reindeer stamp. My brown glitter wasn’t sticking permanently and I almost gave up completely when I decided to try iridescent ice embossing powder.

On whisper white card stock, I stamped the reindeer in chocolate chip craft ink, then heat embossed it  with iridescent ice. Then, using the stampamajig, I stamped the image again in chocolate chip craft ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, which gave it a little more shine. The whisper white card stock was then adhered to the inside of the card. Placement of the reindeer is important, so I made light pencil marks on my white card stock around the curly label window.

The card base is real red textured card stock, cut with the Movers and Shapers die in the Big Shot. I stamped the front randomly with the snowflake from Season of Friendship in real red ink. Along the side, I took some Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon and added a Felt Flurry and a Circle Rhinestone Brad, which I attached using the cropadile.

Below the curly label window, I stamped the greeting from Berry Christmas in real red ink on whisper white. I punched it out using the Word Window Punch and layered it on chocolate chip card stock I punched with the Modern Label Punch. That is attached to the card using dimensionals.

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