Sunday, November 9, 2014

Green Chalkboard

As you guys know, I love combining challenges. I went to the Saturday challenges yesterday, and this is what I found:

Crazy 4 Challenges - numbers
Just Us Girls - chalkboard trend
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - colors: red and green with silver or gold
Less is More - One Layer with stars

I was stumped at first because I couldn't use black for 52CCT, then how was I going to make a chalkboard card? I thought and thought, until I finally realized - some chalkboards are green! So I used New England Ivy cardstock cut out with Art Philosophy for the card base.

I used gold embossing powder for the star, a button with hemp for the pop of red, and outlined the card with a gold metallic marker. The images are stamped in White Daisy pigment ink and smeared with a tissue. I used the Bible verse, Luke 2:14 for the numbers.

Materials used:
Cardstock: New England Ivy
Stamps: Glory to God
Ink: VersaMark, White Daisy
Other: Gold embossing powder, Holiday buttons, Natural Hemp, Metallic Markers


  1. Great effect you got by smudging the images for your chalkboard card. Lovely touch with the star and button. Thanks for joining us at Just us Girls this week.

  2. Gorgeous background for your card, striking and unusual creation
    Thanks so much for your LIM entry
    Less is More Designer

  3. Very unusual and effective card, love your gold embossed star !!

  4. Great idea . . . a shaped card! Hazel xx

  5. this is so stunning on the chalkboard and makes a terrific little scene
    Great starry sky too - truly inspirational
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  6. Ingenious chalkboard card! Great idea to combine the challenges. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at 52 CCT this week. Hugs, Gill xx

  7. Great card! Love the unique shape and the scene your created! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

  8. What a very clever combination of challenges! I do like the shaped chalkboard card - the lovely scene, the glimmer of the gold stars and the cute button. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  9. This looks super... the green works surprisingly well... most innovative Sarah!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  10. Sarah - I love the chalkboard technique on the NE Ivy - looks great!

  11. Absolutely awesome Sarah! It truly does look like a chalkboard to me and I love the shape. Thanks so much for joining us at 52CCT! Hope all is well with you. Hugs D

  12. Great combination of challenges, love the green chalkboard, the shaped card and the traditional,image. Thank you for joint in with our colour challenge at 52 CCT
    Louise x