Happy Birthday Wishes

Hello, my crafty friends! A new challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #10 – Anything Goes + Clean and Simple! Remember, our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ and the technique twist is optional and not required to play!

I created a pretty birthday card stamped on chalkboard cardstock. I’ve had this chalkboard cardstock in my stash for a while and decided it was time to break it out and use it. And I ask you this – have you ever TRIED to leave a ‘dusting’ of white embossing powder over your background?! Bwahahaha, this was not an easy task! If I didn’t actually WANT any extra embossing powder on the background, there would be plenty of it there and I’d have to use my little brush to sweep it away!


I embossed the stamped image and sentiment in white and colored the flowers with a purple chalkboard marker. It took several tries of huffing on the cardstock, lightly scattering embossing powder and then using the heat tool, but I finally achieved the look I was after.


I used a punch on the corners of the focal image and layer on the front as well as the stamped inside panel for a little interest.


Here’s one final shot.


Supplies used:
Cardstock/Paper: Darice Chalkboard cardstock, GKD Black Onyx and White cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Avant Garden and Awesomely Artistic stamp sets
Ink: Marvy Uchida Purple Bistro Chalk Marker, Spectrum Noir LG5, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Curvy Corner Trio Punch
Accessories: Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Nuvo Bottle Green Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up an anything goes project this month! We’d love to see you play the optional CAS twist but it’s not necessary to play! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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