Friday, February 22, 2013

Birthday Blessings!

TGIF!  Woo Hoo!  I am popping in with a quick Birthday card to share with you today using ODBD February release Chalkboard: Birthday & Thanks stamp set.  I just love how easy it is to get such a dramatic effect with just one stamp.  I stamped the focal image in Memento black then inked with versamark and clear embossed the whole front.  I decided to use some fun bold and bright textured Crate papers from my stash for the background.  Lately, I have been challenging myself to use some of my designer paper stash.  I am going to see how long I can hold out before I buy more.  I just love paper so this is a tough self imposed challenge.  

I am using the sketch from Deconstructing Jen No. 90.  Love this sketch, Jen!  This card came together really quick for me!  

 As always thanks so much for stopping by!


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  1. I really like this chalkboard image, it looks so great against the colorful panelled background! The flower is gorgeous and adds to the feminine feel of this card! I came over from MIM to visit.

  2. beautiful card Betty-the chalkboard technique just gives such a dramatic oomph to a card- and love-love -love the ribbon treatment-I am trying to do the same with my designer paper-I have so much of it-hope all is well

  3. Great chalkboard card and I'm loving your bow and the medallion from the frayed ribbon!

  4. Great take on the challenge. Love the bright colors along with your chalkboard stamp

  5. This card popped off the page - I love it!

  6. This is the prettiest card I have ever seen using that chalkboard technique. And that bow is Luscious! You should do a bow tutorial. Mine are pathetic.

  7. Great card...I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  8. This is really lovely and I would love to be able to do a gorgeous bow like that. I spotted you over at MIM and came for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.


  9. Stunning card, love those chalkboard images! Gorgeous papers and love that lush bow too. Thanks for linking up to Make It Monday this week.
    Hope to see you again,

  10. Your card is so beautifully stamped. And the paper colors you chose are just so bright and cheery, they really make your focal point stand out. The bow really is lush and lovely; does it make your card thicker than 1/4"? Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy and I hope to see you in again on our upcoming challenges.

  11. That chalkboard image is so stricking. Thanks so much for sharing your great card with Cards in Envy


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