I hope you're all well. Have you all managed to avoid being nominated yet? For the ice bucket challenge? I think I may have an imminent nomination heading my way, my sister has just been challenged but hopefully she'll take pity and vote elsewhere!! I don't know how my pain and aches would cope with a bucket of icy water, the dip in the temperature weather-wise has been tough enough. I'll wait with baited breath!
We have a new challenge up today at the Creative Card Crew blog and our sponsor for this fortnight is Die R Us
The challenge we have set for you is...
I grew up calling it a blackboard and I think it's a whatever-side-of-the-Atlantic-you're-on thing! It's a technique I haven't tried before and I'm not sure if I did it right but here it is anyway...
I used pearly black card and ran it through my printer which I had set at high quality so as the ink would stay wet for longer as I wanted to throw some white embossing powder at it! I also pawed all over the card before I printed on it as I wanted some stray ep this time. The font I used for the "Happy Birthday!" is called Bleeding Cowboy. I added a frame around the writing on Powerpoint too. I had crocheted some hearts and flowers and I thought they'd be a nice addition to my card in their nice bright colours. (Sorry for the blurry pic, it looked OK til I enlarged it!)
The ribbons and Prima gem/pearl swirls are from my stash and match the colours of the crocheting nicely.
I put a modern school twist on the inside and made it into a whiteboard - you don't find many black-boards in schools these days! lol! The sentiment is a stamp from the Whimsy Stamps Film Strip Sentiments set.
So join us, do, at the Creative Card Crew (that rhymes!) and let us see your idea of a chalk/black board, and make sure you check out what the rest of our clever design team did (including a guest designer this time!). Let me know, too, if you call it a chalk-board or a black-board, just for my own amusement!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons Challenge; Celebrate with ribbon
Cute Card Thursday; Back to school (I hope a black-board counts?!)
Dream Valley Challenges; Flowers
Sweet Pea Stampers; Embossing
The Pink Elephant; Anything goes
Thanks for looking!