Tuesday, 26 August 2014

An Inky Black Day

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!
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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!

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

20 comments:

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

A beautiful card, love the chalkboard effect! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Winter Wonderland - good luck!
Rebecca.

Stampsnob said...

The black and white do make the star merry and bright Lovely card Thank you for playing at MFP........Lis DT

wannabcre8tive said...

A fabulous black and white card. Thank you for joining us for the Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.

cuilliesocks said...

Super card, love the colour theme and your images, lovely and glittery, thanks for joining in at CCAYR and good luck with the challenge, Kate x

zandra said...

Great card, love the black and white. Great take on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
Hugz, Z

kReN said...

Your chalkboard CAS card is terrific. You'll have us all beginning our holiday cards! Thanks so much for joining us this week. Good luck and hope to see you on the next challenge.

MFP/SpeedyTV DT
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Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Crystal: Love this beautiful card! Thank you for entering our Simply Create Too Challenge #68 - "Monochromatic Madness". And hope you drop back by this coming Friday (Aug 29th) for our new & exciting challenge.

Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
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Evil Edna said...

striking with that bang on trend black board vibe,thank you for joining us at TIOT, we hope to see you again soon.EE

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges, CCAYR August challenge and our Completely Christmas 26 with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Lori said...

Gorgeous "chalkboard" card!! Love those trees...thanks for joining us this week at Top Tip Tuesday! xoxoxo

Rose said...

So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month with this fantastic creation!!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at TIOT! Valerie

Cathy van de Bruinhorst said...

What a great card!! Love the look of it! Thanks for playing along with Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog!!
Hugs,
Cathy DT

Sue U said...

Brilliant card, so very stylish :-) Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Anything Goes Challenge
Sue

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous card, love the technique.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

Margaret said...

Very clever and creative. Maggie DT, Teamie

Milnie said...

Gorgeous card, really perfect for our monochrome challenge!
Thanks for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons.

Hugs,
Milnie DT

Bettina L. said...

Absolutely love this. Great design with the stampings with the trees and snowflakes. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back today and tomorrow for some new challenges. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday and
DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx

Whisper said...

Simply classy.

Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month and good luck, luv Sam x

Tina said...

The chalkboard effect is fab its gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Hugs Tina (DT) xx

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