Sunday, April 28, 2013

April SU Stamp Club

This month I was excited to try the chalkboard technique that I've been seeing all over blogland.  This is not something I would have tried on my own which is why I really love going to Christi Beck's Stampin' Up! Stamp Club.  She always gets me to do something outside my comfort zone.  This wasn't bad at all!  We used white embossing powder to create the sentiment on black paper and then rubbed white craft ink across the whole thing to create the chalkboard feeling.  I liked the white embossed image on the black paper but didn't really think I achieved the chalkboard look as well as I've seen some people do it.  But, I absolutely LOVE the black, white and yellow color combo on the card - very crisp and clean!  Mom, I chose the polka dots for you.  :-)

I'm submitting this card for my Operation Write Home Design Bootcamp assignment this month.  Our lesson was to use odd numbers in design.  See my three little yellow flowers!

The second one is a very masculine card - YEAH!  I sometimes have trouble doing masculine cards on my own.  I really like the watch image which is part of a larger stamp set that I didn't like when I first saw it because I noticed the shoe and tie in the set and not the watch - funny what your eye is drawn to, isn't it?!  The sentiment on the inside says, "Happy Birthday."  Everyone always needs masculine birthday cards and this is a perfectly simple design that can be used over and over again.

I'm entering this card in Operation Write Home's Midweek Throwdown Challenge - It's About Time. Perfect, right?  And, in all my cleverness, I thought I would enter it in the Operation Write Home ODBD Monthly Challenge - Things That Fly.  We all know that "time flies!" In fact, it flies by whether we're having fun or not.  I can't believe that April is almost over and there are only a few more weeks of school left!


  1. Love both of your cards. Yes, time does fly. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow, yellow,white and black are just fantastic together Allison. It's one of those combos I don't naturally go to but every time I do, or I see it in someone else's card I find it so striking. I haven't tried the chalkboard technique either yet but I love the effect and I think yours turned out great. Thanks for joining in the April Bootcamp. Oh and yes, I'c have o agree ...LOL, Time Does Fly! Very clever take on the ODBD Challenge. :)

  3. I haven't tried the chalkboard technique either. I like your card, but I think most of the samples of this technique I've seen aren't this neat. You're too good to make a messy card.

  4. Great cards Allison! Well done! I really like the black and yellow card too! The other is a great masculine card!

  5. Beautiful cards! I have not done the chalkboard thing yet but I do like the look of it!
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