Monday, June 17, 2013

Chalkboard birthday

Its week three guest designing at SweetStamps and I am very excited about the
technique we have this week-- the very popular technique of chalkboard stamping.
 It is such the rage right now and so easy to do. Just use black paper
 and ink your stamp with white ink - I always tap a little ink off because you
 really don't want it solid bright white - you want it to look like like a chalkboard.
 You can also smudge a tiny bit of white around to give it a more realistic look.

This stamp from SweetStamps is very cool . It comes with the boy and
the happy birthday sentiment -- but they are separate pieces
 and that will give you lots of choices for placement.
The Creative Details:
Image - SweetStamps (Billy Painting Happy Birthday Duo)
Colors: Copics in powder blue, leaf green, sand, toner grey
Embellishments: ribbon, flowers, brads

The Challenges
Artistic Inspiration - ribbon or twine
Amusing Challenge - use ribbon or twine
Bloggers Challenge - happy birthday
Creative Stamp Friends - birthday
Cupcake Craft - get sentimental
Divas by Design - happy birthday
Fab n' Funky - happy birthday
Speedy Fox and Friends - "y"
Technique Time Tuesday - chalkboard
613 Avenue Create - anything goes (optional male)

Stay Warm Harted,


  1. What a sweet, sweet card! Love your use of the Chalkboard technique, and your coloring Elizabeth! Those darling flowers add the perfect touch to this adorable card.
    Have a happy Monday!
    ~Donna K

  2. Lovely card and image, love the chalk board and dlovely colors. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie (Owner) xx

  3. TOO cute!!! LOVE the way you've got that darling little boy painting the sentiment on! Thanks for joining us at TTT! :)

  4. This is very cute, nice coloring, flower arranging and love your take on the chalkboard technique.

  5. Love it, Elizabeth! It is just so cute! And I love the color palette & embellies with the blackboard! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  6. Sehr schön ist die Karte geworden. Gefällt mir sehr gut.
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei Kreative Stempelfreunde.

    LG Tina

  7. I love this darling card- it is a perfect stamp set for the chalkboard technique!!! Love the bright cheery colors you used too.

  8. Elizabeth your school boy is absolutely wonderful and I love your 'blackboard'! Great crafting my friend. Fab card!

  9. Lovely card. Verry cute image and beautiful flowers.
    Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create

    DT Call at Creative Fingers

  10. Really lovely, love the image and the chalkboard and the colours are fab, thank you for joining in with Divas By Design
    Lindsay xx

  11. This is so cool! Love your card....thanks so much for playing along with us @ 613 Avenue Create & hope to see you back again next week!!!

  12. A fabulous card. Thank you so much for joining us in the Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.

  13. Great card and I love the colours Thanks for sharing with us at Fab n Funky this week.

    Alli D GD Fab n Funky

  14. Wonderful project! Love the image and your paper choices! Thanks for playing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  15. Very pretty card! Love the flower embellishments! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends this week!

  16. Oh how adorable! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

  17. Lovely card, like the use of the little boy to paint the board. Thanks for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday.

  18. A wonderful Birthday card you´ve made :0)))

    Thanks for playing with us at Creative Stamping Friends ;0)

    Hugs Nicole

  19. Great design and colours. Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations.

    Joan x

  20. A beautiful card and a sweet image.
    Thank you so much for joining our challenge at creative stamp friends.

  21. Very clever to use your stamp and the "blackboard" effect like that,
    thanks for playing along with my challenge at Cupcake craft challenge, Rebecca x

  22. This is super cute!! Love how you incorporated the faux chalkboard technique! Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :)

  23. Oh so cute. Haven't tried the chalkboard technique yet. TFS.

    1. It's the perfect day to try it out! Come join us at! It's the last day to play the Faux Chalkboard Technique!
      Julz :)

  24. This is so cute! Love all the added details & little painter guy! Thanks for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :)

  25. Great idea! Love how you have made the chalkboard technique feature in your card. Thanks for playing along with TTT

    Louise xx