Sunday, October 27, 2013

Chalk Ah Lot

I'm posting for the Chalk Ah Lot challenge which is: 

One word sentiment with chalk.

I made this lovely background by heat embossing a piece of white cardstock with a background leaf stamp and a gold embossing powder both by Stamp N Plus. After it was embossed I mixed together two powdered chalks with paint and applied it to my cardstock with a 1" wide paint brush. The powdered chalk streaks making the a unique color and beautiful effect. I just wiped the stamped leaves off with a dry towel to remove any chalk that may have been left over. 

I matted the handmade background onto Oriental Trading Co kraft cardstock. I then adhered some golden Stampin Up ribbon to the center with lace on top. The lace is from my MIL's sewing stash. It matches the color of the chalk beautifully.

The sentiment is white cardstock and a Papertrey Ink die cut. I stamped the Stamp N Plus Happy sentiment with Close to my Heart ink and then inked the edges with Ranger Distress inks. I used foam adhesive around the edges because the ribbon and lace creates dimension.

 If you are interested in ordering the leaves background or the sentiment stamp set or the gold embossing powder, please call Luann at 715-271-1873.

Here is the sentiment stamp set: It's such a beautiful font. Anything goes with chalk Fall colors {I have the word birthday stamped inside} Monochromatic birthday {The word birthday is stamped on the inside}


  1. Very pretty background, thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin, good luck with the challenge. Hugz Suzanne DT

  2. This is an awesome background and card Cindy. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Cathy DT Member.

  3. Love your embossed leaves in the BG!! Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.

  4. This looks great Cindy and love the background. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week
    x catherine

  5. Very beautiful card Cindy! Love the background!!! Stunning job...thanks for playing along with us over at Just Us Girls.

  6. Nice card! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please join us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

  7. Really beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Love Laura xxx

  8. The background embossed leaves are so perfect for Fall! Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

  9. Love this elegant in colour card.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Wood, Trees or Leaves” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  10. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at FSC !!

    xxx Ellie xxx

  11. So pretty :) thanks for joining the Lacy Sunshine Challenge.
    hugs Ria


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