January 5, 2013

MIM #98 - Chalkboard Technique


I couldn't resist it any longer, faux chalkboard cards and projects are everywhere in blogland and Pinterest.  I first saw the technique when Betsy Veldman did a  blog tutorial for Papertrey Ink before Christmas and I said I'll try that once Christmas is over.  Well Christmas was over and I got sick, the events of the last week are a bit of a blur but when I saw that this week's MIM was a video tutorial by Betsy on the technique the time was now.  

It was a bit scary for a control freak like me but I was impressed at how easy it actually was to do.  I used Pinefeather for my chalkboard panel.


All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock:  Pure Poppy, Pinefeather
Stamps: With All My Heart, Sending My Love, Heart Prints
Ink:  Fresh Snow
other: white embossing powder, small heart punch

28 comments :

Joyce said...

Such a beautiful take on the challenge. I am wishing I bought that stamp set now! I really like how you got that red on the card, too. It really adds to the drama of it all.

Lisa said...

You did a great job with this Tracey, love the stamps you've used! Hope you're on the mend. Our son was very sick over New Years even lost his voice for a couple of days.

Michelle said...

Wow, Tracey! This is awesome! I totally identify with the fear as a control freak to do a "messy" technique, LOL!

Brandi said...

This is amazing!

kingstonmama said...

Fabulous "chalkboard!" I love how you choose green for a traditional chalkboard look. Love it! Ann

Lynn said...

Hope you are back to 100% Tracey! You rocked the technique. And I'm with you on the messiness of the technique. Your end result is awesome!

Jean said...

This is fantastic ~ I hope you are starting to feel better!

andie librandi. said...

very pretty card! i love the pinefeather color as the "chalkboard"...looks great! :)

Janet Zeppa said...

Tracey you knocked it out of the park!!

Karen B. said...

This turned out really cool!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

ok i think this is my new favorite from you! totally love it

Kara said...

love the pinefeather! great stamp choice!

Marybeth said...

Oh my GOSH Tracey ...you win! ( too bad for you it's a random win....lucky for us it is) :) you nailed this chalkboard technique ! Gorgeous card!

Nancy Guse said...

I love the pinefeather background, that color is perfect!! I also love the pop of red and that you didn't double stamp it!

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey, this is amazing! Truly amazing...I love all of the stamps you used and how beautifully you placed them and I agree with Joyce, that bit of red really makes your card sizzle!!! Ok, so now I have to have a white ink pad so I can play along and maybe those stamps too, you are just so creative. Love it!

Meghan said...

Oh Tracey...you nailed this! Wish we lived closer so I could get a tutorial!

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, Tracy! You rocked that chalkboard technique. I love how it turned out. It really has a lot of impact, doesn't it?

Barb King said...

That is cute, I love that technique, I'm hooked now!

Renee said...

I LOVE it!!
And it looks so great against the pinefeather! :)
This technique is right up this messy girl's alley...
I love anything that can hide a boo-boo! :)

Leigh said...

Oh, this is absolutely fabulous, Tracey! I love it!!

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous card. That stamp is perfect for this technique.
Love the Pinefeather color for the background.
The pop of red really adds to the card.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is sensational, Tracey! My new favorite with this technique!!! Hope you are feeling better. Hugs!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so cool! love love it!

Amy Kolling said...

Oh. my. Goodness. This is perfectly executed Tracey!! I think this is by far one of the best interpretations of this technique! Wowzers!! Pinned! ;)

Tracy said...

This is gorgeous, I agree with Amy one of best I have seen. I want to try this technique myself. :)

laughadaisy said...

Fantastic, Tracey. ;-) You did a beautiful job, and I love the Pinefeather.

Jen W. said...

I can't believe this was your first time using this technique, Tracey! This is gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Love this technique! I must try it soon!