Today I was toiling away in the crafting chambers when suddenly the room got drastically darker. I glanced at the window and saw that the sky had blackened, despite it being mid-afternoon. Knowing this could only mean something malicious was afoot, I hurried downstairs to don my armor and weapons before heading outside to investigate.
This card was created for the Creative Card Crew “chalkboard” challenge that is happening now. Make a chalky looking project and come play along with us for your chance to win a prize from our sponsor!
I didn’t want to stamp with white ink to make this chalkboard looking card, as I find it extremely messy. No matter what I do, it always seems to smear. I can heat set it until it’s practically on fire, or leave it untouched until the paper ages and turns to dust and the white ink will still somehow manage to smear. Soooooo...not having any white embossing powder, I stamped the images onto white paper and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. Then, using black Distress Ink, I coloured that paper black. I lost -400 efficiency XP points for this roundabout method.
The stamps I used on the front (from top to bottom) are from the Tim Holtz “Christmas Memories” set, a Unity sentiment and trees from the Lawn Fawn “Let It Snow” set. I then dug into my stash and pulled out those sparkly snowflake stickers and added them for some glittery goodness.
On the inside I stamped the sentiment and frame using a couple Unity Stamps.
I stamped the chevron trees on the envelope to make it match the front of the card.
This card will try to chalk up a win in the following challenges:
Try It On Tuesday: Use Your Stash (those sparkly snowflake stickers)
Neither the sun nor moon was visible, yet the treeline was glowing brilliant white. Perhaps someone was casting spells in the forest, causing this phenomenon. I lit a torch and headed off in the darkness to get to the bottom of this. I needed natural light to complete my crafting!