Saturday, September 28, 2013

Dynamic Duos #72 - Chalkboard Card

Hi!  It's time for a new challenge at Dynamic DuosDD #72 features some very pretty colors!  Ummm, maybe I say that every week, huh?  That's because I truly enjoy these challenges. So much!
Take a look at our duo, then I'll show you my card.
Have  you ever seen a papercrafting trend that you like a lot, but when you try it...well you can't quite get it right?  Please tell me you have.  I hope I'm not the only one!  Anyway, I've tried the Chalkboard style a couple of times before and didn't really like my results. worked this time.  Yay!!!

I had so much fun with this card.  :o)

The "frame" of my chalkboard is Primrose Petals card stock with a woodgrain texture (from a PTI impression plate). I attached the pieces directly to my black card base, then rounded all four corners.
I used two embossing powders - pink and white - for the sentiments, the 18 and the pointer (with the U inside).  The dots and the lines were created with the Stampin' Up Chalk Marker. The M.W. is the only cardstock piece that I added to my layout.  Then, lastly, I sponged a bit of white ink over the black portion of the card.

Now that you've visited here, click on over to Dynamic Duos to see what my team mates have created for your inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supply list ~
cardstock: basic black, primrose petals
stamps: birthdays by the numbers, boutique borders: birthdays (PTI), designer typeset (SU)
ink: versamark, white stampin marker, unicorn white, onyx black
other: woodgrain impression plate (PTI), white embossing powder (SU), blushing pink embossing powder (Stampendous)


  1. Susie this is absolutely fantastic! I love your frame and your chalkboard art!

  2. I absolutely love your card, Susie! I, too, have really struggled with this chalkboard craze! Great job :).

  3. Susie, I love this card. I really love how you've made the wooden frame to the board. :-) Gorgeous!

  4. Wonderful limitless chalkboard and frame, Susie!!!

  5. did my iPad make 'limitless' out of 'little'...LITTLE chalkboard!!! (Sweet card, Susie!)

  6. Susie you rocked the chalkboard technique!!

  7. LOVE the chalk board look but it is one I have trouble with. You have ROCKED it :)

  8. The pink woodgrain frame is absolutely divine! You've executed the chalk board technique beautifully! I'm with Hayley... can't pull it off ;)

  9. This is so beautiful...the frame doesn't even look like a looks so REAL! Amazing job with the chalk board technique. I'm yet to try it. Too scared! :)


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